What is a case break?
A case break is an event in which a box or case of cards is divided up among collectors who purchase the right to receive cards as part of a random drawing. It’s similar to a raffle except that each participant is guaranteed to receive a certain team or cards stated in the listing!
These events are streamed live (or available for replay on YouTube or Facebook later) so participants can enjoy the excitement of seeing cards get “pulled” as the box is broken. The events are promoted as providing an opportunity for baseball card and sports memorabilia fanatics to obtain valuable cards at an affordable price without having to get a bunch of team cards they don't want!
Some of the more common versions of box breaking include:
- The collector chooses a pack number from the box and watches as it’s opened live on air.
- The collector chooses their team in the box or case break. Each team will have a different price based on the checklist for the particular product.
- In a random drawing, a randomizer is used to determine draft order. After all cards have been pulled from a box, the top person gets first dibs at picking a card. The second person picks from the remainder of the box. The process continues until all cards have been pulled.
Group Breaks are an affordable way to collect Sports Cards for a fraction of the cost of buying a case/box.
Our site makes it very simple to find your favorite team(s) and purchase them.
(Q) What happens if I don’t get a card?
A.) That is a very good question and one we get a lot. Most of our breaks have base cards so you will get all those shipped to you. Each break will say what it is in description
(Q) Why are teams all priced differently?
A.) In a team style break some teams are more desirable than others based on what players are on the checklist. Carolina Breakers has done all the research ahead of time to price teams out. Teams with the best selling players tend to be higher. Less desirable teams doesn’t necessarily mean you wont get a huge hit. We have several people that like to pick up the last five teams and sometimes they walk out with the best value and hit.
(Q) Do you guys keep any teams?
A.) No. We look at this as a service we are providing.
Styles of Breaks
Team Break – Simple Pick your Team and you get all cards from your team. Prices vary per team
Random Break – All prices are same and your purchase entitles you to one randomized team. Teams are randomized live using random.org
Random Groupings Break (Division Breaks) Similar to above. Except the break is broken down into groups and random done live.
Hit Style Blast as well! Every spot purchased guarantees you a hit. We will do it all live. Once box is opened we will random the hits with the purchasers.
Please notice these in the style of each group break.
7. Dual or Triples with multiple teams – if we pull a card similar to the one below.
We will use random.org live to determine its owner. To avoid the random generator you will have to own 66% or more of the card. In the case of the card below you would have to have two of the teams on the card (ie panthers and broncos) to avoid going to the random. Strategy is key if you want to look at some pre checklist of the sets for some of the duals. When using the random generator your name will go into the random based on the number of spots you purchased. So lets say the in the case of the card below. Ralph bought the Panthers, Niners, Saints and Falcons (he gets his name in the generator 4 times) Tim bought the Broncos and Rams (he gets his name in 2 times) and Jose bought the Bills (he gets his name in 1 time) So 7 spots will go into the generator.
Results After Dice Roll (5 or Higher)
So tim is the winner and as you can see there is a timestamp to promote authenticity! What this system does is give everyone a shot at the card but gives people incentive to pick up more teams. In the instance that a quad is pulled and you have two players on the card 50% your names will be doubled in the generator
After Break – Please allow 5-10 business days to receive cards. We ship USPS and all your hits (jerseys, auto, low numbered) get put in penny sleeves, top-loaders, and team bags. They (hits) then get shipped in bubble mailers first class. You will be notified via payment method with tracking number. Packages valued a little bit higher will be sent with signature confirmation required. In breaks where there are a lot of base cards we will ship all the base cards out separately in 100-200 count cardboard. So in large breaks you will receive hits first and base a week after. Sorting sometimes takes awhile!