What Is a Sports Card Breaker?

Over the past decade, breaking sports cards has exploded in popularity, along with the card collecting hobby in general. Nowadays, it seems like everyone is breaking cards. So what are card case breaks and how do you get started with it?

Sport card breaks, or “breaks” are when a single person (or business) buys an entire box of sports cards, then charges individual collectors for the opportunity to “buy in” and keep a selection of cards from the box. Then, usually via live stream, the “breaker” (the person who bought the entire box) then opens the box and shows what cards are inside.

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After the box has been opened, the breaker will send the cards from the boxes to the investors.

Case breaks are the when the host opens all of the packets and “breaks” the case. This is what’s shown on the live steam. When you’re taking part in a break, every case will have it’s “hits”. This is the special memorabilia cards or autograph cards.

Sometimes, an entire hobby box will be limited to one extra special card. This card is known as the “Case Hit”.

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