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2012 Bowman Chrome 5 Case Break and Contest Thread [CONTESTS CLOSED]
10-16-2012, 11:27 PM (This post was last modified: 10-20-2012 09:33 AM by pyweed.)
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2012 Bowman Chrome 5 Case Break and Contest Thread [CONTESTS CLOSED]
[CONTESTS CLOSED]

As many of you know, I regularly post Bowman product breaks on this board. To see some of my recent breaks, click on my name, then click on "Find All Threads." There are some terrific breaks in there, and some horrific breaks (e.g., 2010 BC was a disaster, so if you're in the mood for a little schadenfreude, look up that thread and watch me whine). Anyway, Wednesday I will receive 5 cases of the 2012 BC product from ATL, and hope to start busting Wednesday evening. I paid $3550 delivered, which amounts to $59.17 per box. (Last year I paid $56.67 a box.)

I will be listing out all numbered cards and autos, posting some photos, and attempting 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 5-7 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 share a little bit.

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.

[CONTESTS CLOSED]

CONTEST #1: To kick things off, I will be giving away $25 in cards from my portfolio (instructions for selecting them will be provided via PM) to a contest winner based on the break of the very first case.

To participate, you need to guess the Box # and Pack # associated with the lowest numbered card appearing in the first case. If there is a tie for lowest numbered card (e.g., two cards numbered /5), the winner will be the one I pull LAST. I consider a printing plate to have a print run of 4. There are 18 packs per box, 12 boxes per case, so there are 216 packs total in the first case. Unlikely anyone will pick the exact pack with the lowest numbered card, but whoever's pick is closest is the winner. To break ties, you must also guess the number of pitches thrown by Max Scherzer in G4 of the ALCS Wednesday night. Again, closest to the number of pitches wins, with any further tiebreak going to the first poster. All entries must be posted before the first pitch is thrown, 8PM Eastern. I settle all disputes.

A valid entry, therefore, will look something like this:

"Box #6, Pack #11, 100 pitches"

[CONTESTS CLOSED]

CONTEST #2: In this contest I will be giving away $50 in cards from my portfolio (instructions for selecting them will be provided via PM) to a contest winner based on the break of cases #3 - #5.

In this contest, you will predict the HIGHEST SERIAL NUMBER I receive on an autographed card in cases #3 - #5 WITHOUT GOING OVER. All autographed cards with gold-stamped serial numbers on them count in this contest; redemptions or printed serial numbers (e.g., printing plates) do not count. If your guess is OVER the highest serial number I pull you are not eligible to win. Tiebreaks will be broken by your prediction of the number of pitches by Justin Verlander (or whoever starts the World Series for the Tigers) in Game 1, closest to the pin. Further tiebreaks broken by earliest poster.

A valid entry, therefore, will look something like this:

"Highest serial number: #132, 100 pitches"

[CONTESTS CLOSED]

Make sense? Good luck! Entries must be in before I start busting Case #3.

Nathan
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10-16-2012, 11:31 PM
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RE: 2012 Bowman Chrome 5 Case Break and Contest Thread [CONTEST #1 OPEN]
Box #8, Pack #17, 87 pitches.
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10-16-2012, 11:39 PM
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RE: 2012 Bowman Chrome 5 Case Break and Contest Thread [CONTEST #1 OPEN]
Nathan,
First of all GOOD LUCK!
Second, thanks for the contest. It's always fun keeping up with your breaks. There are a lot of us that live through your breaks, LOL

Box #6, Pack #20, 92 pitches

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10-17-2012, 12:35 AM (This post was last modified: 10-17-2012 12:37 AM by Haze28.)
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RE: 2012 Bowman Chrome 5 Case Break and Contest Thread [CONTEST #1 OPEN]
Box 7 pack 12. Good luck with the break and I hope you pull some monsters!

Oops, almost forgot pitch count will be limited to 82 as he throws 6 shutout innings against the Yanks.

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10-17-2012, 12:46 AM
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RE: 2012 Bowman Chrome 5 Case Break and Contest Thread [CONTEST #1 OPEN]
Box #3, Pack #3, 87 pitches

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10-17-2012, 12:51 AM (This post was last modified: 10-17-2012 04:39 PM by jaredhuizenga.)
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RE: 2012 Bowman Chrome 5 Case Break and Contest Thread [CONTEST #1 OPEN]
Edit: I'll still go with box #6, but switch to pack #16 and Scherzer still with 104 pitches.

I'm gonna go with Box #6, pack #19 and 104 total pitches by Mr. Scherzer.

Good luck with the break(s). It's always fun to see what other people are pulling.

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10-17-2012, 01:05 AM
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RE: 2012 Bowman Chrome 5 Case Break and Contest Thread [CONTEST #1 OPEN]
Box # 2.....16th pack.......thanks

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10-17-2012, 02:04 AM
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RE: 2012 Bowman Chrome 5 Case Break and Contest Thread [CONTEST #1 OPEN]
Box #10, Pack #8, 98 pitches. Thanks!

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10-17-2012, 02:59 AM
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RE: 2012 Bowman Chrome 5 Case Break and Contest Thread [CONTEST #1 OPEN]
Box #1, Pack #3, 82 pitches

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10-17-2012, 04:20 AM
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RE: 2012 Bowman Chrome 5 Case Break and Contest Thread [CONTEST #1 OPEN]
box 3, pack 5, 90 pitches
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