See, my original goal of getting to the Industry Summit this year was thwarted by my boss at work. I just couldn’t get the time off of work. I had the cash, the plans, everything. I was going to show off my blog during Q&As, I was going to chat with the connections I’ve made with the industry to learn more, and I was going to showcase my 206 average at the Topps bowling extravaganza. Fail.
But I was also going to interview and work with my fine friends over at MojoBreak to spread the word. But that didn’t happen either. But instead, I’m still going to help them out by spreading the word of the great group break deals you can get with the best group breakers on the net.
They will be doing 15-18 breaks of product, great deals, and will be giving away the prized Panini Black Boxes. They will be having 7 breaks on Sunday, 7 breaks on Monday, and a few on Tuesday. It will be a huge end of the weekend party with them. Anyone who enters a break on that Sunday or Monday gets a chance at the Black Boxes. Also, Brian Gray from Leaf will be giving away items as well for those participating.
The best way is obviously to get involved and join their breaks. Make sure you check their official Industry Summit schedule to see what’s going on.
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eBay is consistently littered with these auctions for “hot packs” of products where you are guaranteed a hit card in a seemingly random pack of cards. This can drive up the price of the single pack multiple times over what it would sell for at the hobby or retail shop. But is it worth it?
A lot of these sellers will sell these packs after they have “searched” both retail and hobby boxes looking for the hits. This either comes at the expense of your local retail store or a hobby shop that either allows it to happen or doesn’t notice. I will never get into these searching techniques. If you want to learn, you can Google how to search packs of cards. Unethical? Yes. Illegal? Not unless you are actually damaging the product and putting it back on the shelf. That’s a whole different topic.
There are other sellers who are running even shadier practices. I’ve seen a lot of collectors buy a “hot pack” on eBay and then notice that the pack of cards if partially torn open. These “hot packs” are just repackaged to look like they are random packs, but in fact they are planned and seeded that way.
Personally, I would stay away from these packs as you can never tell if you are getting a fair deal. It also encourages those to “search” the packs at your local store which may result in you or another collector no longer having the same odds to pull one of the hit cards. Personally, I prefer to go to card shops that sell single packs behind the counter or buy blasters/rack packs from retail stores to avoid this.
If you want to get hit cards and aren’t willing to try these “hot packs” which can be rip offs, have you tried group breaks yet? You can usually get some nice hit cards, some of extraordinary value, for a cheap price if you’re lucky. There are a few group break sites out there. My personal favorite and the one that I trust the most is MojoBreak. Check them out and get involved in their group breaks. I did and was able to grab a SWEET 2012 Panini Prestige Doug Martin Patch Auto! The best rookie from my favorite football team.
Check them out, in my opinion, group breaks are a much better alternative to the risky business of eBay hot packs.
I know this is a long time coming, but I’ve finally been able to sit down and randomize everyone for the MojoBreak.com promotion contest. The names have been entered, they have been jumbled and randomized, and a winner has been spit out.
The winner of these magnificent cards is no other than Sports Card Collectors!
A big congratulations goes out to Sports Card Collectors who receives a Ryan Bryoles Prestige rookie autograph and an Andrew Luck rookie card.
Make sure to check out MojoBreak.com for all of your group break needs and keep stopping by here for more contests and all the sports card information you need.