Several months back I ran across a company, Burl's Sportscards, that was breaking vintage sets. They sell slots based on the number of cards in the set. A random draft is completed and you get the cards that correspond to your slot.
Previously I had participated in a 1952 Bowman break and a 1953 Topps break. I picked up 2 Bowman spots and 1 1953 spot.
The Mize was a pretty nice pickup but I didn't really do so well. I had taken a break for a while, tempted by a 1952 Topps break but hadn't pulled the trigger in quite a while.
A couple weeks back, I was lucky enough to check my personal email during the work day and see an announcement on a vintage break of cards from various vintage sets. There were 50 cards and 50 slots for $25 each. The big score was a 1963 Topps Pete Rose rookie. I decided to pick up two slots and while I wasn't lucky enough to score the Rose, I did get two pretty nice vintage cards.
First up is a 1959 Topps Hank Aaron card. The condition on this card isn't great. You can see the corners are not sharp at all and there is a crease on the left side through the Braves logo.
My second card is a 1952 Topps Gil Hodges. The card is off center a bit but the corners and color look great. The primary flaw is a pen mark near the card number on the back. A small flaw for a very nice looking card.
I plan to keep my eyes open for more of Burl's breaks, lots of fun with a change of a big score