If you’re new to the world of sports card collecting (or haven’t thought much about it since middle school), you may have missed the beginning of the sports card break trend. Not to worry—we’re here to help! Read on for an intro on how sports card breaks work (and why you may want to be part of one).

What Is a Sports Card Break?

Instead of buying packs at your local card store, a card break is when a person or business purchases a spot in a product and opens them all. box of sports cards and opens them all. A group of collectors (which could include you) pay the person or business to buy the spots in the box before it gets opened. Here at JRI Cards, we email you every step of the way!

On a livestream (like the ones we do on YouTube and Facebook), someone will open that product and show the viewers all the cards inside. Once the stream is over, that person will send out cards to the collectors.

JRI Exclusive Breaks

As you might imagine, there are many ways to set up a card break. We like to do JRI exclusive breaks! While each may have different rules, one exclusive break that’s currently available gives you an entry to win a graded card from a set of ultra-rare basketball cards.

After we open the box, we express grade at least eight cards pulled and give them to participants who have a spot, via randomization.

Why You Should Try

Simply put, live card breaks are a lot of fun. There’s an energy in the livestream and a sense of community with the other collectors that you can’t beat. When you see a card come up that you’ve wanted for a while, you’ll celebrate with other sports lovers and have a blast! It’s the thrill of the hunt!

Now that you have this intro on how sports card breaks work, become a part of one! It’s a great way to become part of a friendly new community, and you may even come away with some very valuable cards. If you’re not ready to pull the trigger on a card break just yet, consider tuning into one of our YouTube or Facebook livestreams—you can watch along with everyone else even if you haven’t bought in. Wooooooooo!