Sunday, January 31, 2016


This series is all about you, the readers. My opinion is mum on every subject, however, you guys have the open mic per say on here. So without further ado, here is today' topic:

Box Breaks

Do you think Box Breaks have faded? If so, why do you think that happened? If not, what would you like to see from breakers going forward?


  1. I think it depends on where you hang out in the internet. Some collectors have flocked over to Twitter and Facebook social media for all their box breaking needs. Me I am not going to go that route because for my social media I have all sorts of friends from different walks of life and I don't want to bore the ones that are not cardboard collectors. Also I think it is a weird thing to do there. Maybe because I was first exposed to trading card forums and blogs. I also do NOT do breaks on Ebay I think that is a greater risk than the lottery.

    Oh one reason group breaks seem to be fading is the increasing costs mostly the shipping costs for the break host. Also during a year/season if one group just does one or two products everyone gets all the base from each product many times over and gets tired of it.

    There are also many break hosts out there that are only in it for the money. Their breaks tend to be higher priced and they tend not to ship the base unless you request it.

    There is also the logistics of the break. The ultimate break is done live streaming, however many of the video streaming sites in recent years have changed their formats or change some aspect of their service that alters the way the host broadcasts. Some of them have eliminated the chat feature of video streaming or made it difficult for viewers to even find how to join in the chat.

    For me just the cost of joining a break is getting too expensive. Plus many of the breaks tend to be random teams only, I like the breaks where you just pay for your one team. I used to like the ones that offered one or two random teams, but those have increased in cost and my interest in other teams has faded.

  2. I still participate from time to time in breaks. For me they have faded a bit just because my main team (the Astros) got good and prices on their break slots went way up. Lately I've been participating in cheaper 1-box breaks in UFC and WWE products with a guy who does giveaways and things to keep it exciting. But ultimately I've turned almost entirely to buying singles and sets online rather than gambling on wax and breaks, because that way I get what I want without having to sell or trade away unwanted cards.

  3. ohh box breaks my arch enemy they are fading a lot of breakers have an ego the size of Texas due too Twitter the AK site I prefer a 1 or 2 box break more than case breaks case breakers seem not too send out the base and the prices are crazy high.. the big ones only care about money and don't care about the people..

  4. I joined a couple of YouTube and blogger breaks back in the day. These days... I usually just save my money and bust my own box.