Thursday 17 October 2019

Note to self: Group Breaks are a huge waste of money and I am dumb for buying into them.

The title pretty much sums it up. Nothing against breakers, if you can make a job out of opening cards and take all time to sort, package and ship, great, I admire that, but as a buyer it is a huge gamble, and huge gambles usually turn out to be a huge waste. Every break I have entered has been this way and this was no exception. This time the allure of 2019 Upper Deck Artifacts was too strong, tempted by a checklist with Pastrnak autos (which I don't think even exist), Aurums in Red & Gold as well as the usual Bruins big hits in Saint Robert and Saint Patrice. No such luck. A 10 box case produced 4 Bruins cards with the above probably being the best, a non-numbered, regular relic of Tuukka Rask. Even though the card says "Lord Stanley's Legacy Relics" there is no mention of this being using in the Cup final (it probably wasn't), and if it was, it was one in which the Bruins lost, so, yay.

Ray Bourque numbered to 99, I don't collect Bourque and a hate this era of Bruins uniforms.

Zach Senyshyn numbered to 399, not the most exciting rookie, but the Bruins are lacking for rookie content this early in the season.

and lastly, another Senyshyn, this one numbered to 99, so, yay?


  1. I've seen people dump a few thousand dollars a month into breaks and walk away with a few hundred dollars worth of cards. Sure they hit a big card now and then, but that money goes right back into breaks.

    They are paying for the rush, not the cards.

  2. 4 cards in a 10 box break? Ouch. I haven't joined a group break in awhile... mainly because being an A's and Padres fan... it's not usually worth it. But every now and then, if it's a charity break or something, I might join.

  3. Agreed. I also don't even get why the breakers do what they do. If they make anything off of it, people get mad at them. And if they break even, why are they doing it? Do they just really enjoy touching other people's stuff?

  4. I’ve kept away from breaks because seems like too much risk.