My bad luck with group breaks continuesJanuary 21, 2009 at 11:32 am | Posted in Random | 14 Comments
I really like the concept of group breaks. For a lot less than what you would pay for a whole box or case, you can buy a slot in a group break and get all of the cards for one team. There’s a chance that you can get a really good hit for a really low cost. And there’s a chance that you can get absolutely nothing, which is what always happens to me. I’ve participated in three group breaks so far, and check out my luck:
- First was a 2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia baseball group box break on Sports Cards Uncensored back in September. I had the Indians and Nationals in the break, and I got absolutely nothing.
- I recently decided to participate in a 2-box group break of 2007 Playoff National Treasures football on Sports Cards Uncensored. I’m not really a football card collector, but I had seen breaks of this product on YouTube with some amazing results. My teams were the Chiefs and Saints, and again, I got absolutely nothing.
- And of course, there’s the 2008 Upper Deck Heroes baseball group case break from Jawdy’s Basement that I told you about a couple of weeks ago. I wound up getting the Phillies. I watched the results yesterday, and all that I got were a ton of base cards (which I’m donating to Jawdy and his son) and some serial numbered parallel cards. No autographs or game-used cards at all.
As much as I like group breaks, I think that I might have to retire from them. Instead of gambling, I think I’m better off just buying boxes myself where I get to keep all of the cards. What does everyone else think of group breaks? Is your luck better than mine or just as bad?