What are group breaks and why should I buy in?
A group of people share boxes of cards by dividing up the product by team.Gone are the days where you can run to your local card store and pick up a $2 pack of cards. Boxes of cards today range between $75 and $700, so group breaking allows the participants a shot at high end products with a low investment.
Many people who personally collect a team are able to get players from their favorite team without having to deal with cards from their rivals. People who collect a specific player are able to target rookie years and build up their personal collection. Lastly, people can make money in the card world as they buy in for $20 and hit a $150 card to resell!
What cards get shipped?
All rookies, inserts, numbered cards, autographs, relics, and variations will be shipped! The only thing that will not be sent out is regular base cards. We will be breaking most nights of the week and will ship out all mail days on Monday. Every break, everyone gets a mail day!
How do I get in on a break?
Register for our site with your information. Add a spot in any one of our breaks to your shopping cart or simply buy it now. Once you are done with your cart, proceed to checkout and you will be redirected to PayPal for a secure checkout.
What happens next?
- Come watch us live on breakers.tv.
- Unable to watch live? Watch all previously recorded breaks on YouTube.
- Whether you can be there live or check out the break later, all your cards will be shipped out at the end of the week!
- All cards will be sorted and shipped on Saturday via USPS. All shipments will come with tracking information so you can build anticipation as you await your Top Shelf Breaks Mailday!
Different Break Styles
Collectors buy a single team from an entire box or case of cards. Teams are priced based on the amount of cards in the checklist for that specific team. If you are an avid fan or personal collector of a specific team, this break style is for you!
Teams will be sold as fixed price slots. All teams on the checklist will have a slot, sometimes even buy one get one free! The names of the collectors will be thrown into the random.org list generator and we will randomize the order of the collectors. We will then follow the same process with the teams. On an excel spreadsheet, we will line up your name with the team from the random generator and that is your team or teams for the break.
Hit Draft Breaks
All hits from the product we break will be sold as fixed price slots. Buying into this style break guarantees you a hit! We will drop the list of collectors into the random.org generator to determine the draft order. After the product is opened, the collectors will draft the available hit when it is their turn in the draft
his style draft allows collectors to get a team from a variety of years of a card product. You can collect your favorite team throughout the years and get whatever hits come to your team. These breaks can be sold as team or random style breaks.
If a card comes out with multiple players on it from different teams, the owners of each team will get thrown into the randomizer to give away the card unless one person owns the majority of the teams on the card. Each team’s owner will get one slot in the randomizer regardless of how many other slots they purchased in the breaks. Only the owners of the teams on the card will be given a chance at the random.
If a card comes out from a legend or collegiate player and does not specify a major sports team, we will always defer to the checklist. If the checklist does not specify and the player is currently active, it will go to the team they currently play for. If the player is retired or no longer in the league, the card will go to the team they had their longest tenure with. If the player is part of a minor league farm system, it will go to the team who system they are currently in. If a card comes from a different sport than what we are breaking, we will random the card off to the community!
100% skunk protection! If any team does not receive a hit during their break, they will still be mailed a rookie card, pack, something from your PC from the sport of their break (i.e. we won’t send you a baseball rookie for a football break). Many of the teams in the break will get cards from the break itself, but rest assured even if you got nothing, you get something from topshelfbreaks!
Chat and Interaction
Here at Top Shelf Breaks we thrive on fan and collector interaction. There is a live chat during every break that is run by Ustream.tv. The chat is a part of Ustream.tv and is not controlled by Top Shelf Breaks. If you have any questions about the chat, check with us. If you are having issues or questions we can’t answer, please contact customer support at Ustream.