I love a good group break. Does any collector out there not enjoy a group break? You can alwaysfind a group break to fit every budget. I sometimes join one on Blogtv. Blogtv offers some higher end breaks that are more hits oriented. I mostly watch products getting busted and see some great cards getting pulled on a nightly basis. The blog world also offers some great choices for group breaks. Some guys in the blog world host monthly breaks.
This time I around, I found a great baseball mixed break to join at the blog named The Other World. Dan is the name of the dude that was running this break. He chose a good variety of boxes to break. I prefer a mixed break in order to get a bunch of different cards from various sets. Some of the boxes Dan chose were of packs that I haven't opened. Which is always something that I look for when picking a break to join. In this break, I was able to get the Dodgers and the Brewers. Some cards for my PC and some trade bait cards for a Brewers collector.
The Brad Penny card is a parallel numbered to 299. This card is up for trade. If any Dodger collector would like this card please let me know.
The hits from this set look really sweet. I was hoping to land at least one. Sadly, the Platter struck out in that department. I was still able to walk away with a few Dodgers that I needed from 2008 Baseball Heroes. I also hope the Penny serial numbered card brings me a Dodger card that I prefer to have in my collection.
2005 Upper Deck Classics was a box that I was hoping to get an awesome hit from. The Platter struck out again. I did get a very large stack of Dodgers from this set. I may have gotten at least doubles of each Dodger base card in the set. Any Dodger collector looking for any cards from this set, please let me know.
Furcal is on his way back from the DL. I hope he gets to play this week. The team needs a table setter for Kemp and Ethier. This will also allow Don Matingly to bat Jamey Carroll in the two spot. This will give the Dodgers some good on-base percentage guys with speed at the top of the order. Maybe this will be the spark the lineup needs before the team sinks even further.
One of the better cards that I recieved was this Pedro Guerrero #ed/999 League Leaders insert from the 2005 Upper Deck Classics set. I have been bolstering my Guerrero collection since my blog started with mostly cards from the 80s. Guerrero doesn't show up in many modern sets. He was a beast in the 80s but wasn't an all-time great which must exclude him from modern Topps sets.
The break was really good for me as far as gathering Dodgers goes. I was able to get plenty of Dodgers as well as some dupes for trades. This was a fun break and I hope The Other World puts on another. Thanks for hosting, Dan!