What is a group break?
Group breaks may seem like the hot new way to collect but the idea has been around for a very long time. It started when a group of people would go into a hobby shop and buy a box or case of cards. They would then open a box or case and divide the cards between them. It’s a way to collect without paying for a full box or case of cards. There are many different ways to split a case of cards.
THERE IS A 5% RESTOCKING FEE FOR ANY AND ALL REFUNDS. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONCE THE BREAK TAKES PLACE OR ON THE SAME DAY AS THE BREAK THAT YOU PURCHASED.
TYPES OF BREAKS
Pick Your Team (PYT)
Just as the name says, you choose your team. We mostly do Pick Your Team style breaks on new product release days. The price per team varies depending on the number of hits available and the popularity of the team.
Random Team Style
All spots in Random Team Style breaks are the same price. Before the cards are opened, we use Random.org to determine which customer gets which team. Sometimes we have combo spots where we combine two teams into one spot. We do this with the teams that have a lower number of hits in the product.
This is similar to the Random Team breaks but each break is divided up by division, instead of by team. For example, a baseball break would be divided into NL East, NL West, AL East, AL West, etc..
In these breaks, each spot purchased is guaranteed a hit.
RANDOM HIT DRAFT – All cards are opened and recorded. The hits are assigned to each customer using Random.org.
LIVE HIT DRAFT – All cards are opened. The customer names are assigned an order using Random.org. Each customer then chooses their hit in the order assigned. You must be present or reachable when the product is opened so that you may choose your card(s).
This break is popular for products like Flawless and Dynasty where there aren’t a high number of cards per box, or case. Each customer is assigned a number from Random.org. The number represents the first number of the card numbering. For example, if you are assigned the number 7, you would get cards that are serial numbered 7/10 and 7/25. The number of spots in this style of break is determined by the product. This is a less expensive break because of the number of spots, but the odds of getting a hit are lower because of the number of spots.
COLLEGE PRODUCTS AND RULES FOR NON PRO LOGO PRODUCTS
Any college products or cards pulled in our group breaks will ALWAYS be shipped to their current team. If the player is retired or a free agent, it will go to the team they spent the majority of their career with in terms of years played. If they played for multiple teams for the same amount of time, the number of games played for most for that team will determine the tie break. If the player has never been on an NFL team it will be randomed to all people in the Break. If the card is a coach and he is designated as a player on the card, not a coach, if will go to the team he PLAYED for in the NFL. If they did not play in the NFL, it will go to the team they coached for. If the coach card is designated as a coach on the card, it will go to the NFL team they coached for. If they did not coach in the NFL, but they played in the NFL, it will go to the team the played for. If they never coached nor played in the NFL, it will be randomed to all spots in the Break.
MULTIPLAYER CARD RANDOM RULES
Some products have cards with multiple players or teams. We random these to the appropriate customers using Random.org. Majority rules! If a person owns more than 50% of the card (2 out of 3 teams or 3 out of 5 teams), they win the card by majority.
WE OPEN THE PRODUCT LIVE
We stream live from our YouTube channels and on Twitch.tv. All cards that are pulled from the break from the team you have chosen or were randomed to you, will be shipped to you. At this time, we ship twice a week.
SKUNKING (GOING HITLESS)
We have no idea what are in the boxes or cases of cards so it is possible for you not to get a hit. Sadly, it is possible to not get any cards for your team. This is part of group breaks and needs to be taken into consideration when purchasing a break spot.