Friday, July 19, 2013

Double the Drafts, Double the Cardboard Collecting Fun!

This week, we're holding not one but TWO free agent drafts!  Why two? Because I think it will be fun.  We'll do our regular draft based on the cards pulled this week. Managers will select from the drop-downs just as we have done since I finally worked all that out back near the start of things.

The other draft will be a write-in. Since this is All-Star Week and we're at the halfway point (roughly) in the season, why not?  The write-in will work like this:

  • There will be 10 (ten) open slots where you can type in player names.
  • Please try to only write in players not already selected.
  • I will review the write-ins compared to selected players and this week's draft just to be safe.
  • The draft will take place in the same "Collapsing snake" format to give everyone a fair shot.
  • As in other drafts, managers snagging players will get all the cards of that player in future breaks for this season.
  • Non-player names/cards will be removed from the list. Players already owned will be removed from this draft.
  • This draft is open to existing managers. No new managers are being accepted in the break. Sorry.
  • If I think of anything else, I will add it to the rules/guidelines as I need to.
So, let's have some fun! Which players have not been uncovered yet but you'd like to secure their cards if/when they do come out of a pack? Which players had you forgotten about during previous write-in drafts? Let's see how this goes! Haha!

Noteables in this week's player draft:

  • Carl Hubbard 1984 Donruss Champions
  • Tug McGraw 1984 Donruss Champions
  • Brian Matusz 2012 Panini Triple Play
  • Oliver Perez 2005 UD Flyball
  • Bret Boone 2005 UD Flyball
  • Felix Fermin 1995 Topps Spectra Light
  • Chuck Knoblauch 1995 Topps
There are just over 40 players in the choose-a-player draft this week.

Here are the links to the TWO drafts:


  1. Wow... I love the idea of the Write-In draft! I hope it doesn't create too much of a headache for you.

    1. Ah, I'm not too worried. It'll be interesting to see how many players are already drafted though. haha! I don't know about anyone else, but coming up with my own was tough!

  2. Hey, I submitted 2 entries, the first was mistakenly sent before I was done. I'm sure you'll see that one right away. Thanks again for the contest!

    1. No problem! I'll make sure your correct entry gets used. Thanks for the heads up.