I recently recovered a treasure trove of "lost" cards.
(If you're physically recoiling at the thought of all those warped and potentially bent cards, I'm right there with you)
They run the gamut from Portal (1st) to Odyssy Block to Zendikar Block to M10 and M11, and who knows what else. I'd like to catalog them eventually (I estimate about 5,000 cards, including land), but in the meantime, a friend suggested I use these to set up a draft!
Which, in retrospect, might be hard to realize.
There's a couple of issues at play here - the cards are obviously not in packs at this point, and while the rarity makes it pretty easy to compose boosters of 11 commons, 3 uncommons, and 1 rare/mythic, the cards are not sorted per set -- are there any considerations to be made regarding to mixing sets? (At this point, I'm not even sure the full list of represented sets)
If so, which sets might be "better" for drafting? Part of the appeal of this box is the size of the timegap between the early and later cards, so I'd like to mix in as many sets as possible.
In terms of numbers, each player getting 6 "packs" of 15 cards is usually how my friends and I draft -- is there a benefit to using more "packs" due to the set disparities? Any other thoughts or considerations I may have missed?