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View Poll Results: How do you prefer your items shipped in a Group Break?
No sleeve, no toploader, PWE 4 12.12%
Sleeve, no toploader, bubble mailer 0 0%
Sleeve, toploader, tem bag, bubble mailer 9 27.27%
Option 3 plus other measures (for larger lots & thicker cards) 20 60.61%
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok.... thought this deserved it's own thread so as not to clutter up "other" threads.

If you spend money in a group break, for whatever product (any year, any sport, any price range).... How do you prefer your items shipped?

1. No penny sleeve, no top loader, PWE?
2. Penny sleeve, no top loader, bubble mailer?
3. Penny sleeve, Top Loader, Team Bag, bubble mailer?
4. Depending on the amount of "items" mailed, option 3 plus other protective measures?

I have hosted group breaks and I have my own methods of shipping cards (just check out my feedback)... but I will let you guys/gals discuss.

I cannot control how a company packs out it's cards, and that is from creation to getting the item to your Hobby Shop or favorite Distributor. I cannot control how the US Postal Service, UPS, or mother nature disrupts getting your items to you. But there are certainly means which I, as a breaker, CAN control.....
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Autographs penny sleeved and top loaded. In a team bag, into a bubble mailer.

Depending on how many cards in the package, I add decoys (1 - 5).
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As a host I use Top loaders and penny sleeves for autos and patches. Jersey cards and inserts, rookies and parallels get penny sleeves with a few exceptions (usually if the product is loaded with base rookies, I'll skip the sleeving). Veteran base cards don't get sleeved.

Everything then goes into team bags with decoys to protect them and is sealed and put sideways in the bubble mailer which seems to hold them in place a little better than if you put them in vertically.
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I sleeve all cards, top load hits & low numbered parallels or expensive rookies such as a bryce harper blue ref. Team bag them and then padded mailer or box them. If using a box I put packing peanuts in the extra space to prevent movement.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is a puppet show included before packing my cards?
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Is a puppet show included before packing my cards?
No. But I might be able to get Chris Ferguson on webcam to cut a banana w/ your Superfractor 1/1 Auto?
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No. But I might be able to get Chris Ferguson on webcam to cut a banana w/ your Superfractor 1/1 Auto?
Dang! I guess cutting a banana will do.

Can I change my vote from 4 to 1?
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I sleeve all cards, top load hits & low numbered parallels or expensive rookies such as a bryce harper blue ref. Team bag them and then padded mailer or box them. If using a box I put packing peanuts in the extra space to prevent movement.
I like this because it reminds me of how I open boxes. And really, that's how you should look at a group break as the same thing. If I see a card that potentially has some value, I sleeve and topload it. Hits, low-numbered, etc. Everything else can be shipped securely however you want.
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SCB hosted the last break I was in - so I'll use that as an example. I agree with him - almost 100%.

I don't think EACH card needs to be sleeved, but rather just the inserts/refractors/etc, and then top load all the "hits", as you mentioned. As long as all the cards are secured inside of team bags, then all those extra penny sleeves really aren't necessary, in my opinion.

Put 'em all together in a bubble mailer and you're good to go.

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SCB hosted the last break I was in - so I'll use that as an example. I agree with him - almost 100%.

I don't think EACH card needs to be sleeved, but rather just the inserts/refractors/etc, and then top load all the "hits", as you mentioned. As long as all the cards are secured inside of team bags, then all those extra penny sleeves really aren't necessary, in my opinion.

Put 'em all together in a bubble mailer and you're good to go.
While I don't keep my own base cards sleeved I look from a "business view" as If I'm expecting cards from a group break I'd appreciate all cards to be at least sleeved.

Kind of like the saying "treat other as you would like to be treated" for me it's "ship others cards as you would like yours shipped"

Something like that anyways, regardless how cards are shipped the only thing that matters is that everything arrives secure. If you can do that then you should be fine, also never ship PWE without asking the buyer first if they're ok with that.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Treat the cards as if they were going into your own personal collection. I doubt anyone has their own valuable cards just laying around without protection. As a seller I can not let a card leave my hands without being fully protected to arrive at its next destination with every reasonable safety precaution taken. Period. Factor the costs and time into the breaks and do it the right way.
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