What are Group Breaks?
The basic setup of a group break is that multiple people split the costs of the boxes (multiple boxes or a case of one type) in the break and then the hits are divided up amongst the people in the break (depending on what sports team that they get)
Group breaks can involve every product from Cup, Heroes and Prospects, Superlative, Dominion, Chrome, Ultimate, Series 1, O-Pee-Chee and more…..
It is a great alternative to buying a full case or box. For example, a tin of The Cup hockey can run you $500.00 whereas our 6 tin Cup case (value $3000) group break is $100 per spot.
Group break’s are a great way to be involved in a large break at minimal costs.
How Do Group Breaks Work?
There are 30 people in a group break and 30 teams in the NHL. Once each spot is filled and payments are received for each spot in the break, we randomize the teams and participants in the group break. We then post what team you will receive once the group break starts. You will receive every card of your team from the group break you signed up for.
PayPal is the main form of payment accepted. For every group break we keep a visible thread on our website to keep track of who has the spots in each break and to keep track of payments.
All group break’s are done live on BlogTV for you to watch. Each group break has a scheduled time. They are also recorded for YouTube so you can watch the break at your own convenience (search our YouTube account ‘cloutsnchara’)
Once the break is over, the cards will be divided up into teams and shipped/picked up to the appropriate members that have those teams.
Styles of Group Breaks
This type 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 (ex: if you draw Toronto Maple Leafs, all cards opened of them are yours.) There is a 5 minute window prior to each break that we allow you to trade teams amongst other group break members.
This is done in a very similar fashion to pro-sports entry drafts, only snake style. Once the break is full, the boxes are broken and immediately following the draft order is determined via random.org. Whoever lands on top, gets first pick of whichever card they would like from the break, 2nd gets to pick from what’s left. so on and so forth until there are no cards remaining. Snake style means whoever has last pick in the first round, gets first pick in the second round of drafting.
‘See Team Style’ – One difference is that it is broken down by NHL division not team. Central, Atlantic. etc…..
- No dead teams in this break or free spots.
Same as team style except for the Team selection process.
Here is how the selection process works.
- After the break is full and all spots are paid, we random all the spots to determine the draft order.
- After the draft order is determined, the picking process begins on BlogTV. You can pick whichever team you like as long as they are still available at your pick.
- We will go in order from 1-28 based on the random. Whichever 2 Teams do not get picked will be randomized to 2 people in the break before the break starts.
- If you can not be present on BlogTV during the draft, you have 2 options:
- 1.) Trust us to pick best team available (in our opinion).
- 2.) PM a list to myself or Geoff prior to the draft. Basically, rank the 30 teams in order of how you would pick them. We will select the highest team remaining in your list.
Why Do Group Break’s with CNC
We are an AIR (Authorized Internet Retailer) and CDD (Certified Diamond Dealer) with Upper Deck which means that we are authorized by Upper Deck to sell all their newest products as well as older one’s. We also carry the other brands Panini, In The Game and Topps which we do group breaks for.
We do group breaks in various sports like hockey, baseball, football, basketball and UFC
Best price’s on group break’s. We have done over 900 group breaks and we do tons of giveaways and free cards.