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Old 10-09-2013, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ESPN Mint Condition: Anatomy of Case Breaks (Blowout Cards)

Hi there everyone. Pretty cool show up today with Matt Thomas of Blowout Cards who explains what case breaking is and how it can benefit fans. Check out some of the cards we pulled on set.

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Mint Condition: Anatomy Of Case Breaks

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ESPN Video: Matt Thomas of Blowout Cards explains the growing trend of case breaking and how it can allow fans a more affordable chance to pull premium cards of players such as Robert Griffin III and Kyrie Irving


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Wow, making it to the big time! So did Matt let the reporter keep the cards?
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No wonder he was keeping is hush hush before he left...lol
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Cool cool. what exactly is ESPN mint condition? is it an online channel?
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Nice job Matty MoJo!
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Cool cool. what exactly is ESPN mint condition? is it an online channel?
it's more of a segment that pops up every so often to take a look at the card world.


great work Matty!
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mattyt I remember those late nights lol
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Difference between "case breaking" and "group case breaks" could have been articulated more clearly.
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Difference between "case breaking" and "group case breaks" could have been articulated more clearly.
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Could have been better.

Could have done a better job articulating:

1. The benefits of box breaks. While it was mentioned that it is cheaper, an anecdote including actual prices could have been good. For example, "this hobby box costs $320, which is far too expensive for most people to afford, but in a random team box break, the cost is split equally between all 32 participants, they each pay $10, and they each get one random NFL team." Could have also mentioned that for some people who don't have an LCS by them, that box breaks are a good alternative for getting a chance at hobby products on the cheap, at any time of the day, and shipped directly to their home.

2. The various types of box breaks. It was briefly mentioned, but it wasn't clear what the differences are between Hit draft vs. random team vs. team draft, etc.

3. What is a case break vs. a box break.

4. How multi-team or multi-player cards are divided.

5. Risk vs. Reward. Box breaking is cheaper than buying your own hobby box but you can sometimes get skunked. Alternatively you can sometimes hit it big, only paying $10 for a $500 card.


This spot was good publicity for the hobby nonetheless. Being on TV can be nerve wracking and I'm sure Matty did his best but it could have been better. Not trying to bash. Just being honest.
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This spot was good publicity for the hobby nonetheless. Being on TV can be nerve wracking and I'm sure Matty did his best but it could have been better. Not trying to bash. Just being honest.
when I was on Outside The Lines with Jeremy Schapp discussing event worn memorabilia in cards about 10 years ago I about crapped my pants. It was done live at 10am eastern lol. You can always do better but I think he did great. The host of MC is sort of a dud.
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Hopefully this video might get more people interested in breaks and also onto this site too.
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