Over just a box break
Over just a box break
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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Currently looking for: 2012 Ultra football (1992 style) #31 Rudy and Gold parallel version of 2011 Bowman Platinum Chase Utley #94
Always looking for: 2008 BC Jake Peavy Orange Refractors /25, have 6 so far.
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.
I collect Ken Griffey Jr, Ryan Howard, Steve Carlton and the rest of the Phillies.
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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.
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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2011 Topps Heritage Red/Blue/Green Tints - 51% Complete
2010 Topps Allen & Ginter NNO - 15% Complete | 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Bazooka Back - 12.8% Complete
Also looking for 2001 UD Legends New York Ron Darling Gold JSY #d/400