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Old 10-06-2012, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is a Group break?

please someone help me understand what it is and how it works. i think i may no the jist of it, but would just like some clarification.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Simply put, a group of 30 (usually 30 because each person gets one "team") pool their money together to open a case of cards.

Each person randomly gets a team (usually by team, but can be done other ways), and after the case is broken, every card from that team belongs to them.

So, for example if you and I were to be part of a group break of 2012 Topps Triple Threads, we'd each pay around $110. ($3,000 case and then $10 in supplies and shipping per person). If you drew the Yankees, and I drew the Rockies, you'd be in a spot to get some sweet cards, where as I would hang myself. (No old school auto possibilities or current superstar value)

Hope that helps.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Look through the completed group breaks section to get an idea on how it works and what kind of breaks there are. Team, player, hit, division, random, draft, etc.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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and every message board rules are different on how much to charge, or if profit is allowed..
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