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    Are group case breaks worth it?

    Over just a box break

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    Quote Originally Posted by RagingAcid View Post
    Over just a box break
    It depends on how lucky you are. At least with a box break you definitely get everything, but in a group break, there is more product opened, can get skunked or hit huge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lisu View Post
    It depends on how lucky you are. At least with a box break you definitely get everything, but in a group break, there is more product opened, can get skunked or hit huge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RagingAcid View Post
    I'm about as lucky as the average person.
    then I would say - stick with box breaks. group breaks are hot and cold. there are days you lose your shirt and days you do awesome, but I'd rather enjoy opening the boxes myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RagingAcid View Post
    I'm about as lucky as the average person.
    I see what you did there.

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    Well, depends on your definition of worth it.

    If you are looking to guarantee a random hit or two, go with a box break.

    If you are looking to go with a hit you really want, go with eBay.

    If you want to collect a team (all cards, SP's, inserts, occasional hits, etc.) then case breaks are great - when you can pick your team.

    I am not a fan of random team case breaks unless they are for high end products and you just want to take a lowish cost flyer on getting the Yankees, Dodgers, etc. (AKA a lottery ticket) I enjoy those too, but you need to be ready to kiss you money 100% goodbye on that type of break.

    So, like I said in the beginning, it depends on what you are trying to get out of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gt2590 View Post
    Moved to the regular baseball forum for more views...
    oh thanks my dude

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    Some breakers do a division case break which helps your odds as you get the cards of players within the whole division but is more expensive than a random team across the case. I have done 1/2 case breaks and have done mediocre I guess.
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    Ive done a few case breaks on e-bay and have done very well to nothing at all.
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    Depends on the product, cost, and what kind of break. I've only done a couple in total. I did one case break for 2010 Bowman Chrome that was by player, drafted roto style. On that one, I was fortunate to hit a blue refractor, but it was a veteran, and I got scooped on the rookies I wanted. So I think I got a little less than my money's worth, but it was fun. Then I did another break for a different set that was straight teams and we could pick our teams. I picked the Yankees and killed it. If it was random teams, I probably would have gotten the Dbacks or something with no good players (at the time) and gotten killed. So you have to weigh a lot of factors. On the whole, though, it should be obvious that case breaks give you much better odds of hitting a case-level rarity card than single boxes.
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    I like random slot breaks by player or team. Buying a specific team or player at a set price ahead of time really takes some of the fun away.
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    Depends on what your focus of your collection is. If it's mainly to collect a specific team, then case breaks are certainly going to give you better odds of hitting something nice from your team that just grabbing a box off a shelf. Of course you also have to go into it understanding you may get shut out too. It's not for everyone as it's a high risk venture. That being said, case breaks over box breaks also guarantee that at least someone is going to get a case hit in products that have them whereas a single box will be more of a crapshoot.
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    group breaks are best if you want to go for just a specific player or team, or you want a chance (for lower buy-in) to get a more expensive team or player spot on a full random

    there will be days in group breaks you hit several of the guy you are after, but days you are shut out also-- which makes you think "I would have been better off buying a box with guaranteed hits!"

    so, it's all a gamble in the end

    you tell me, would you rather buy a jumbo box of bowman for $140 in hopes of hitting a moniak auto, or buy the moniak player spot in a jumbo case for $125 and get all the moniak cards in the case? it's a trade off, and lisu is right-- you can lose your shirt, or hit, or hit big! I've seen people repeatedly pay $500+ for spots in 5-case jumbo breaks and not hit anything of their player, but I've also seen the opposite, where they hit top color autos and base autos and all the non-auto cards too.

    in the end, I think it evens out for the most part, but I prefer group breaks because you are more focused in getting the guys or teams you really want-- i.e. you don't end up with 50 Tim Lynch or Bryse Wilson autographs when all is said and done!
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