It's all about collation collation collation. A long time group break participant writes;
One thing Iv'e noticed lately a lot is that like on the Prime cuts for example both hits were Jackson? and a lot of the auto's from the other boxes have been from the same team out of the same box let a lone the simply outrageous numbers of Yankee hits and cards that come out of every break. Is this a collation issue as far as the Auto's and GU'S? I know with my team good hits are pretty hard to come by so I'm not really expecting to get those. It just seems like there would a a little better mix of teams as far as auto's and the like. Just wanted to get your thoughts.
He is 100% right Prime cuts breaks have yielded 2 Joe Jacksons, 2 Joe Medwicks, and a Roger Maris. The jacksons came out of the same case as far as I know. Look no farther then this month's Sweet Spot Break to see that collation can suck. All 3 of the big hits were Dodger. Crappy collation is in the eye of the beholder. If you are a Dodger fan the SS break was awesome.
Two Joe Jacksons? What are the odds? It is unfortunate that many of you don't get the big hits from the breaks whereas others clean up on a regular basis. Yanks and Red Sox are obviously going to yield the most cards overall and on a regular basis.
So what to do? Should we have done 5 boxes of sweet spot? Obviously our odds of getting a wider variety of nice hits increases. I think Grant has an excellent point and I want to see if others have the same concerns. Here is an idea. I could make the budget closer to $600 or $24 a slot and increase the number of boxes substantially. Here is an example that would get us a box of prime cuts and 4-5 boxes of Sweet Spot. 2 boxes of Topps Unique and 3 boxes of sweet spot.
I know that many of you take part in my breaks because of the lower cost. What would you rather see? Feel free to comment or email me privately.