Live box breaks is a live online event where buyers purchase “spots” from the breaker (the seller) to obtain high-value sports cards. The breaker opens the box, and packages live in front of the online audience. Once the event is over, the cards are shipped out to the buyers.
Box breaking involves chance, meaning you are not guaranteed a rare or valuable card (i.e., a #bighittie or case hit) when you participate. Box breaking harnesses the power of group buying. If you participate in a box break, you will typically pay a fraction of the price vs. buying a complete box full of sports cards. This lowers your cost and increases your chances of hitting it big. There are multiple methods of breaking to choose from. Some common ones are Random Team, Pick Your Team, and Pick Your Price.
In a Pick Your Team break, you pick one team or several teams. When the break is live, you’ll receive every card pulled for the team(s) chosen. Pricing typically depends on the team’s strength on the checklist.
In a Random Team break, everyone pays the same price and is assigned a random team.
In a Pick Your Price break, you can set the individual team prices yourself. This lets you bid against other members to receive the best price.