What is a group break?
Group breaks may seem like the hot new way to collect but the idea has been around for a very long time. It started when a group of people would go into a hobby shop and buy a box or case of cards. They would then open a box or case and divide the cards between them. It’s a way to collect without paying for a full box or case of cards. There are many different ways to split a case of cards.
How do I buy a spot?
TYPES OF BREAKS
Pick Your Team (PYT)
Just as the name says, you choose your team. We mostly do Pick Your Team style breaks on new product release days. The price per team varies depending on the number of hits available and the popularity of the team.
Random Team Style
All spots in Random Team Style breaks are the same price. Before the cards are opened, we use Random.org to determine which customer gets which team. Sometimes we have combo spots where we combine two teams into one spot. We do this with the teams that have a lower number of hits in the product.
This is similar to the Random Team breaks but each break is divided up by division, instead of by team. For example, a baseball break would be divided into NL East, NL West, AL East, AL West, etc.
In these breaks, each spot purchased is guaranteed a hit.
RANDOM HIT DRAFT – All cards are opened and recorded. The hits are assigned to each customer using Random.org.
LIVE HIT DRAFT – All cards are opened. The customer names are assigned an order using Random.org. Each customer then chooses their hit in the order assigned. You must be present or reachable when the product is opened so that you may choose your card(s).
This break is popular for products like Flawless and National Treasures where there aren’t a high number of cards per box, or case. Each customer is assigned a number from Random.org. The number represents the first number of the card numbering. For example, if you are assigned the number 7, you would get cards that are serial numbered 7/10 and 7/25. The number of spots in this style of break is determined by the product. This is a less expensive break because of the number of spots, but the odds of getting a hit are lower because of the number of spots.
Personal Box Break
We have a stock of boxes on our website that we call Personals. You can purchase a personal box of cards and we will open it live for you online. It’s important to read the description of the box you are buying as some products don’t include the shipment of base cards. This helps keep your costs down due to lower shipping fees.
MULTIPLAYER CARD RANDOM RULES
Some products have cards with multiple players or teams. We random these to the appropriate customers using Random.org. Majority rules! If a person owns more than 50% of the card (2 out of 3 teams or 3 out of 5 teams), they win the card by majority.
WE OPEN THE PRODUCT LIVE
We stream live from our YouTube channels and on Twitch.tv. All cards that are pulled from the break from the team you have chosen or were randomed to you, will be shipped to you. At this time, we ship twice a week.
SKUNKING (GOING HITLESS)
We have no idea what are in the boxes or cases of cards so it is possible for you not to get a hit. Our staff determines who has gone hitless after they sort the breaks. If you go hitless in a break that qualifies for hitless points, we will add points to your Layton Sports Cards account for you to use as money off of your next break spot purchase.