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.
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 prices of each team vary and reflect the possible value of hits for each team.
Please refer to the break description to see which cards will be shipped.
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 collector 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 the team. For example, a baseball break would be divided into NL East, NL West, AL East, AL West, etc.
In random hit style breaks, each collector gets a hit. We open the product first and list the hits in a spreadsheet. We then use random.org to determining which collector gets which hit.
In these breaks, each spot purchased is guaranteed a hit.
RANDOM HIT – 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).
Random Serial Numbers
This break is popular for products like Flawless and National Treasures 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.
Personal Box Break
We have a stock of boxes on our website that we call Personals. You can purchase a personal box of cards and we will open it live for you online. It’s important to read the description of the box you are buying as some products don’t include the shipment of base cards. This helps keep your costs down due to lower shipping fees. If you purchase a RIP IT, the box will be ripped live on either YouTube/Twitch or Instagram depending on which option you choose. Do not purchase a RIP IT and expect a sealed box to be shipped to you.
COLLEGE PRODUCTS AND 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 within 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, it 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 they 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 channel and on Twitch.tv. If you are unable to watch live, you can go back and watch the uploaded video. All videos are uploaded after the break takes place.
SKUNKING (GOING HITLESS)
We have no idea what is 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.
LSC REWARDS POINTS
- Earn points by purchasing any style group break spot from our website
- Earn 1 point for every dollar spent on group break spots
- Points are worth 1% cashback (One point equals one penny)
- Points are usable on any style group break spot
- Points earned from break spot purchases are automatically added to your account upon check out
- Points expire after 1 year
- YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT UPON CHECKOUT FOR POINTS TO BE ADDED TO YOUR ACCOUNT
THERE IS A 5% CANCELLATION 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.