Last Updated 12/20/12 - 2:49pm EST
Alright, the card draft is officially here, we've got 7 participants going 17 rounds. I've run the list of names through the list randomizer at random.org 22 times (my favorite number) to determine the draft order. Here it is:
This page will be the official reference point for the draft, so if you're one of the 7 participants you'll want to bookmark it. I will also be updating the other original page containing the list of available cards after each round. Here's how the 17 rounds will lay out, they will all be updated here so keep checking back. I will also post important messages for the group right at the top of this thread under the datestamp. Bonus rounds will each go up as an unique individual post on my blog, so keep your eyes open.
Here's the draft, good luck!
Dan - #48 - 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Signatures Brooks Robinson Auto
buckstorecards - #129 - 2007-08 Upper Deck SPX Winning Combos Phaneuf/MacInnis Dual Relic
Rayzor - #8 - 1990 Topps Frank Thomas RC
Squires32 - #111 - 2003 Fleer Greats Classic Numbers Game Used Ozzie Smith Relic
jacobmrley - #25 - 2008 Upper Deck Heroes John Maine Light Blue Jersey #'d/200
CaptKirk42 - #90 - 1974 Topps Ron Santo (creased)
The Daily Dimwit - #57 - 2005 Upper Deck Past-Time Pennants Felipe Alou Auto
Notes: Not a surprise that the Robinson auto went to Dan with the #1 overall pick, but the great news is that there is enough variety here that I think the lists you submitted are going to stretch very far. 3 drafters got their first desired card, and 6/7 got one of their top two. Can't ask for much better distribution than that to get started. My pick of the round goes to The Daily Dimwit for snagging the Alou on-card auto despite drafting last. Well done sir. Round two will be up shortly, certainly by end of night!
The Daily Dimwit - #20 - 1958 Topps Bill Skowron All Star PSA 6 (ST)
CaptKirk42 - #113 - 2008 Allen & Ginter World's Greatest Victories Kerri Strug Code Card
jacobmrley - #49 - 2007-08 Upper Deck SPX Winning Combos Ryan Miller/Thomas Vanek Dual Relic
Squires32 - #66 - 2009-10 Upper Deck Matt Duchene Young Guns RC
Rayzor - #142 - 2007-08 Upper Deck SPX Tobias Stephan RC Dual Relic #'d/1599
buckstorecards - #165 - 2010-11 Panini Threads Avery Bradley RC Jersey #'d/399
Dan - #27 - 2009 Goodwin Champions Cole Hamels Relic
Notes: The Daily Dimwit hairpinned the last pick of the first round and the first pick of the second nicely, grabbing his second and third overall most desired cards in the process. Amazingly, 5/7 drafters got two of their top three selections; I think only having 7 drafters is really panning out well for everyone. My pick of the round this time is Squires32, I'm shocked that the Duchene rookie fell to mid-2nd round. There's a chance I'll get the third round up tonight, if not it will be posted tomorrow evening after work for sure.
Dan - #136 - 2007 Upper Deck Ultimate Joe Mauer Jersey
buckstorecards - #55 - 2008 Upper Deck Heroes Scott Rolen Light Blue Jersey #'d/200
Rayzor - #135 - 2007-08 Upper Deck SPX Ville Koistinen RC Dual Relic #'d/1599
Squires32 - #155 - 2008 Bowman Chrome Freddie Freeman
jacobmrley - #107 - 1953 Bowman Color Jim Hearn
CaptKirk42 - #18 - 2007 Bowman Heritage Glenn Gibson Auto
The Daily Dimwit - #38 - 1953 Bowman Color Harry Byrd (creased)
Notes: I just had the day from hell, and it's not over yet. When you've been working since 8am, it's 11pm and you're just getting on a call with Microsoft, that's not a good thing. Sorry but this may be the only round to go up tonight. My pick of the round goes to, Dan, I guess. Sorry guys I promise to speed this up soon...
The Daily Dimwit - #44 - 1953 Bowman Color Toby Atwell (gently loved!)
CaptKirk42 - #71 - 2007 Bowman Heritage Signs of Greatness Stephen Englund
jacobmrley - #62 - 1953 Bowman Color Saul Rogovin
Squires32 - #16 - 1970-71 Topps Field Goal Percentage Leaders (soft corners)
Rayzor - #125 - 2007-08 Upper Deck SPX Tyler Weiman RC Dual Relic #'d/1599
buckstorecards - #123 - 2004 Bowman Heritage Tim Welke Official Umpire Autograph
Dan - #74 - 2007 Goudey Cal Ripken Jr. Short Print
Notes: The '53 Bowmans seem to be very popular. My pick of the round is buckstorecards for grabbing the umpire auto, which I thought was one of the more unique cards available.
Dan - #92 - 2008 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection Jonathan Herrera Auto
buckstorecards - #109 - 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Jonas Hiller Retro Rainbow Parallel #'d/100
Rayzor - #67 - 2007-08 Upper Deck SPX Jonathan Sigalet Dual Relic RC
Squires32 - #115 - 2006 Fleer Lumber Company Ken Griffey Jr. Insert
jacobmrley - #43 - 2007 Upper Deck Goudey Reggie Jackson SP
CaptKirk42 - #9 - 1953 Bowman Color Ken Raffensberger (creased, dinged)
The Daily Dimwit - #79 - 1953 Bowman Color Art Houtteman (creased)
Notes: My pick of the round goes to jacobmrley for getting the Reggie Goudey SP, which books pretty high and is from one of my favorite sets of the 2000s.
The Daily Dimwit - #164 - 1953 Bowman Color Bobby Adams (creased)
CaptKirk42 - #132 - 2008-09 Upper Deck Karl Alzner Young Guns RC
jacobmrley - #60 - 2007 Topps Turkey Red Mickey Mantle Chrome Refractor #'d/999
Squires32 - #158 - 2001 Topps Combos Griffey Jr./Aaron
Rayzor - #139 - 2011-12 Upper Deck Bobby Ryan Game Jersey
buckstorecards - #170 - 2008-09 Upper Deck Matt D'Agostini Young Guns RC
Dan - #39 - 2007 Upper Deck Goudey Alex Rodriguez Short Print
Notes: A couple of pretty decent Young Guns rookies went in this round. My pick of the round goes to CaptKirk for snagging the Alzner rookie, although the D'Agostini rookie is nothing to scoff at either...
Dan - #121 - 2008 Goudey Sport Royalty Barry Sanders SP
buckstorecards - #127 - 1953 Bowman Color Solly Hemus
Rayzor - #73 - 2009-10 Upper Deck Exclusives Rick Nash #'d/100
Squires32 - #63 - 1995 Studio Gold Will Clark Insert
jacobmrley - #7 - 2007 Topps Turkey Red Chrome Mickey Mantle #'d/1999
CaptKirk42 - #97 - 1980s Topps Baseball Trio ('84 Schmidt AS, '82 Bench IA, '82 Perry)
The Daily Dimwit - #12 - 1972 Topps NL Batting Leaders (soft corners, stained)
Notes: My pick of the round goes to Rayzor for snagging the Rick Nash Exclusives, a card I had an inclination would go much earlier in the draft.
The Daily Dimwit - #154 - 1973 Pro Superstars Wilbur Wood
CaptKirk42 - #28 - 1974-75 Topps NHL Semi-Finals
jacobmrley - #166 - 2007 Topps Turkey Red Mickey Mantle Chrome #'d/1999
Squires32 - #153 - 2006 Fleer Ultra Prince Fielder Lucky 13 RC
Rayzor - #91 - 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Thomas Vanek Winter Classic Insert
buckstorecards - #117 - 2008-09 Upper Deck Artifacts Silver Spectrum Nathan Horton #'d/10
Dan - #146 - 1993-94 Upper Deck Eric Lindros SP Insert
Notes: My pick of the draft goes to buckstorecards, for snagging a card #'d to just 10 of a pretty decent player this late in the draft. We're just about at the half-way point here, I will have at least a few more rounds if not the rest of the entire draft coming by end of weekend...
Dan - #169 - 2008-09 Upper Deck Rookie Materials Jakub Voracek
buckstorecards - #137 - 1974-75 Topps Penalty Minute Leaders
Rayzor - #53 - 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Jason Pominville Winter Classic Insert
Squires32 - #134 - 1979-80 Topps Guy Chouinard
jacobmrley - #147 - 2005 Topps Rookie Cup Mark Kotsay RC Auto
CaptKirk42 - #37 - 1980 Topps Burger King Nolan Ryan (soft corners)
The Daily Dimwit - #101 - 2007 Upper Deck Ultimate Chris Carpenter Jersey
Notes: Sorry guys, this weekend got away from me but I did manage two rounds at least. More coming tomorrow. My pick of the round goes to Squires32 for snagging a 50-goal scorer from one of the best hockey sets ever made.
The Daily Dimwit - #130 - 2008 Upper Deck Heroes Chris Carpenter Jersey #'d/125
CaptKirk42 - #51 - 1974-75 Topps Bep Guidolin
jacobmrley - #45 - 2009-10 Upper Deck Samuel Pahlsson High Gloss #'d/10
Squires32 - #152 - 2001 Fleer Platinum Ryne Sandberg Rookie Reprint
Rayzor - #83 - 2008-09 Upper Deck Ilya Zubov Young Guns RC
buckstorecards - #145 - 2008 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection Callix Crabbe Auto
Dan - #102 - 2001 Topps Archives Jim Lonborg Auto (not official Topps auto)
Notes: My pick of the round has to be Dan with the Lonborg auto.
Dan - #64 - 1994-95 Fleer Ultra Scoring Kings Eric Lindros Insert
buckstorecards - #11 - 1979-80 Topps Bobby Smith RC
Rayzor - #85 - 2009-10 Upper Deck Game Jersey Brad Richards
Squires32 - #2 - 2008-09 Upper Deck Rookie Material James Neal Relic
jacobmrley - #42 - 2005 Topps Update Gold Parallel Ken Griffey Jr. #'d/2005
CaptKirk42 - #52 - 2009 O-Pee-Chee Black Parallel Justin Morneau
The Daily Dimwit - #141 - 2008 Topps Stadium Club Beam Team Jayson Nix Auto #'d/50
Notes: Pick of the round goes to Squires32 for snagging a sweet Rookie Materials James Neal relic, pretty high book value for round 11!
The Daily Dimwit - #5 - 2005 Upper Deck All Star Classics Midsummer Swatches Moises Alou Relic
CaptKirk42 - #6 - 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Jason Castro Auto
jacobmrley - #77 - 2008 Topps Stadium Club Photographer's Proof Burke Badenhop Auto RC #'d/50
Squires32 - #88 - 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Green Framed Nelson Cruz Parallel
Rayzor - #94 - 2008-09 Upper Deck Black Diamond Triple Diamonds Marian Hossa
buckstorecards - #116 - 2009-10 Fleer Ultra Ultra Uniformity Rick DiPietro Relic
Dan - #143 - 2007 Upper Deck Goudey Albert Pujols SP
Notes: Pick of the round is Dan this time, I just love the 2007 Goudey sets and the SP cards hold really good value on the secondary market. Pujols is a great pick in round 12...
Dan - #138 - 1997 Topps Stadium Club Millennium Insert Wendell Magee Jr.
buckstorecards - #120 - Pinnacle Be a Player Joel Otto Autograph
Rayzor - #162 - 1981 Topps Nolan Ryan
Squires32 - #68 - 1970-71 Topps Archie Clark
jacobmrley - #118 - 2007 Goudey Ichiro SP
CaptKirk42 - #30 - 2009 Topps Heritage Nick Markakis Chrome #'d/1960
The Daily Dimwit - #151 - 1983 Topps Nolan Ryan
Notes: Pick of the round goes to buckstorecards for nabbing the Joel Otto certified auto, which I thought would be picked much higher in the draft. Nice grab!
The Daily Dimwit - #122 - 2007 Topps Heritage Roger Clemens Yellow Team Name Variant
CaptKirk42 - #78 - 2007 Topps Turkey Red Ulysses S. Grant Insert
jacobmrley - #119 - 1970-71 Topps Happy Hairston
Squires32 - #167 - 2008 Goudey Hit Parade of Champions Joe Montana
Rayzor - #124 - 2008-09 Upper Deck Rookie Materials James Neal
buckstorecards - #4 - 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro Blank Back Martin Straka
Dan - #103 - 1985-86 Topps Ron Francis
Notes: Dan gets my pick of the round this time for grabbing a nice, older Whalers card of one of the top forwards to ever lace up a pair off skates. Please note if you missed this at the top of the post, I need updated lists from Dan (none left) and CaptKirk42 (one left) in order to finish off the last 3 rounds. Please get these to me ASAP guys, I'd like to finish out the draft this weekend and get the cards in the mail early next week before things start getting too hectic with the Holidays. Thanks!
Dan - #163 - 2008-09 Upper Deck Champs Derick Brassard Relic
buckstorecards - #156 - 2000 Topps Michael Young RC
Rayzor - #159 - Bowman Strasburg
Squires32 - #40 - 2007 Bowman Heritage Mantle Insert
jacobmrley - #10 - 2008-09 Fleer Ultra Ice Medallion Brad Lukowich #'d/100
CaptKirk42 - #104 - 2007 Topps Turkey Red Richard Nixon Insert
The Daily Dimwit - #128 - 2007 Topps Turkey Red Chrome Danny Putnam RC #'d/1999
Notes: Sorry guys, I did get the lists I needed a couple of days ago but Tuesday night is my regular weekly poker night and I spent last night enjoying a Sufjan Stevens Christmas Sing-a-long in Providence. Finally getting back to the draft here, pick of the round for round 15 goes to CaptKirk42 for the somewhat odd Richard Nixon card...
The Daily Dimwit - #112 - 2008 Topps Stadium Club Burke Badenhop Auto RC
CaptKirk42 - #34 - 2008 Upper Deck Yankee Stadium Legacy Joe Torre
jacobmrley - #22 - 2010 Topps Gold Parallel #'d/2010 Tim Lincecum
Squires32 - #99 - 2008 Upper Deck Brandon McCarthy Jersey
Rayzor - #32 - 2007-08 Upper Deck SP Game-Used Rich Peverley RC #'d/999
buckstorecards - #105 - 2009-10 Upper Deck Rookie Materials Ivan Vishnevskiy Relic
Dan - #84 - 2009-10 Fleer Ultra Rod Brind'Amour Ice Medallion #'d/100
Notes: Pick of the round goes to jacobmrley for the #'d Tim Lincecum.
Dan - #93 - 2008-09 Upper Deck Daniel Girardi Exclusives #'d/100
buckstorecards - #1 - Press Pass Legends Robert Parish
Rayzor - #140 - 2009-10 Upper Deck Joel Rechlicz Young Guns RC
Squires32 - #144 - 2007 Bowman Heritage Mantle Chrome/Refractor?
jacobmrley - #98 - 2008 Upper Deck Starquest Rare Felix Hernandez Insert
CaptKirk42 - #86 - 2008 Upper Deck Goudey Mini Red Back Marlon Byrd
The Daily Dimwit - #133 - 2005 Upper Deck All Star Classics Dontrelle Willis Jersey
Notes: Pick of the round goes to buckstorecards who selected one of the few basketball cards, one of my favorite basketball players ever, the Chief!
Thanks for a great draft guys!!!
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