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(01-06-2012 01:15 AM)pyweed Wrote: As many of you know, I am a chromie who regularly posts Bowman Chrome and Draft breaks on this board. You can see some other breaks here:
2008 Bowman Chrome: http://www.beckett.com/forums/thread-474068.html
2008 Bowman Draft: http://www.beckett.com/forums/thread-542695.html
2008 Bowman Sterling: http://www.beckett.com/forums/thread-673150.html
2009 Bowman Chrome: http://www.beckett.com/forums/thread-804289.html
2009 Bowman Draft: http://www.beckett.com/forums/thread-917488.html
2009 Bowman Sterling: http://www.beckett.com/forums/thread-942582.html
2010 Bowman Chrome: http://www.beckett.com/forums/thread-1329872.html
2010 Bowman Platinum: http://www.beckett.com/forums/thread-1396290.html
2010 Bowman Sterling: http://www.beckett.com/forums/thread-1404523.html
2010 Bowman Draft: http://www.beckett.com/forums/thread-1428109.html
2011 Bowman Chrome: http://www.beckett.com/forums/thread-1462508.html
2011 Bowman Platinum: http://www.beckett.com/forums/thread-1450190.html
Today I am scheduled to receive 10 cases of the 10 Bowman Draft product from Big T's, and hope to start busting this evening.
I will be listing out all numbered cards and autos and will attempt to grade the break on a box by box basis. I invite you to stop by this thread, help me with the grading, and contribute to the discussion. I sleeve, clean, and sort as I go, so the breaks usually last 7-21 days, which gives a lot of different members an opportunity to stop by and comment while the break is still ongoing. The collective expertise of the Beckett community in these threads invariably makes me more knowledgeable about the product. Plus, it's fun to show off a little bit. Please don't expect me to respond to trade requests. I'm really not a trader, and I have all I can deal with just trying to bust these boxes in my spare moments.
To heighten interest in the break, I will organize a couple of contests. All contest information (including results) will be in this thread, and entries need to be posted here as well. This keeps the Message Board tidy.
CONTEST#1: To kick things off, I will be offering FIVE autos from among my duplicates (I will give you a list from which to choose after the entire break) to the winner of the first contest. To participate, you need to guess which prospect's autograph will appear *in my first case* as the lowest-numbered parallel. There are 34 in the set, see http://www.beckett.com/baseball/2011/bow...rowNum=50. For example, if the first case produces 8 base autos, two refractor autos, a blue auto, and an orange auto, who is the orange auto? If there is a tie for lowest numbered parallel (e.g., two blue autos), the winner will be the one I pull LAST in the case. If nobody picks the winning auto, we will go to the tiebreak. To break ties, you must also guess the final score of tonight's K State - Arkansas bowl game. Closest to the pin wins, further tiebreak goes to the first poster. All entries must be posted before kickoff TONIGHT at 8PM Eastern. I settle all disputes.
A valid entry, therefore, will look something like this:
"Lowest parallel: Bubba Starling
Make sense? Okay, good luck! If you miss the deadline for this contest, don't fret. You'll get a chance at another contest during this break if you check back to this thread regularly.