The House of Cards

Group Breaks 101

July 1, 2014 |
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What are Group Breaks?

The basic setup of a group break is that multiple people split the cost of the boxes (or a case) in the break and then the cards are divided up among the people in the break usually by team.

It is a great alternative to buying a full case or box and they are a great way to be involved in a large break at a lower cost.

 

How Do Group Breaks Work?

The number of people in a group break will generally depend on the type of break. For example a random or team based group break will have the number of spots equal to the number of teams in that competition. For NRL, there are 16 people in a group break as there are 16 teams in the NRL. For AFL 18 people as there are 18 teams in the AFL. For NBA there would be 30 and so on for other sports. Once each spot is sold and paid for in the break the box or case is opened and you will receive either every card or just the HIT cards of your team from the group break that you purchased a spot for. This is determined by each seller of the break and will be outlined in the description of the group break. …continue reading

Graded cards have become a huge part of the trading card hobby over the last decade. However for Australian collectors it is a relatively new concept. As we all know, the condition of a trading card is extremely important but when you are buying a raw card from a marketplace (such as Gimko) you are relying on the seller’s subjective opinion on its condition.

This is where grading comes in. It helps eliminate the subjectivity by having a professional and impartial person assign a value to the physical condition of a card. The process involves a grader examining the corners, edges, surface, centring and size to assign a final score. The card will then be …continue reading

Ultra Pro 9 Pocket Page Platinum

Binder Pocket Pages are commonly used to safely store your valuable collectibles such as trading cards, currency notes, coins, post cards and stamps.

The following section provides a brief explanation of the different pocket pages available in the collecting hobby and what each one is best suited for. Please note that this guide is a rough estimate as sizes may vary between different manufacturers and time of production. If unsure of size, the best policy is to always measure twice the item you wish to protect to ensure the most suitable page pocket size is selected.

There are several manufacturers of binder pocket pages. The two most popular sold are …continue reading