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.

The breaks are all videoed so you can watch the box or case being busted. Once the break is over, the cards are sorted into teams and sent off to the people that bought those teams.

On Gimko the following types of breaks are available.

Team Break

A team break is where every person in the break buys a specific team. Then throughout the break every card pulled of each team will go to the person that they belong to. For example if you purchase Manly in a break then all cards from that case or box are yours.

Random Break

A random break is where every person in the break is randomly assigned a team (via random.org). Then throughout the break every card pulled of each team will go to the person that they belong to (e.g. if you draw St George, all cards opened of them are yours).

If you are purchasing a random break through Gimko Breaks you are allowed to swap spots with other participants before the break. Just log onto their forum and enter the relevant thread to do so.

Draft Style

A draft style break is where every person in the break is randomly assigned a draft position (via random.org); whoever gets 1st pick in the draft gets to select first, 2nd pick gets to select second and so on. Drafts may be done by team (users will select which team they want) or by hit (users select which “hit” they want). Examples of both can be found on the forum.

If the break is based on teams, the results of the draft will be posted on our forum before the break and users will select the team they want in the corresponding order to what pick they got in the draft; then throughout the break every card pulled of each team will go to the person that they belong to (e.g: if you select St George, all cards opened of them are yours).

If the break is based on hits, the results of the draft will be posted on our forum before the break, once the break has been completed all the hits will be scanned and posted on the forum; users will then select the hit they want in the corresponding order to what pick they got in the draft.

Why Do Group Break’s with Gimko

We do not run any breaks ourselves. Rather we partner with sellers that have a good reputation in the hobby and are trustworthy.

ESP NRL case breaks are being run by JaJa’s Collectables who are well known and have been involved in the hobby for over 20 years. You can also feel safe knowing that JaJa’s Collectables have been authorised by ESP to run these breaks.

High End NBA case breaks are being run by Trading Cards and Collectables who have been involved in the hobby for over 10 years.

Both attend the Australia’s Premier Collectables Show across Australian and are know by many in person.