Thursday, January 11, 2018

I Got The Group Break Bug

I'm so far behind that this post is about the release of Bowman Chrome which, at this point, has to be months ago. 

I couldn't sleep one night so I decided to watch some group breaks on YouTube. As I watched, I decided that I needed to get in on a Bowman Chrome break. After checking out prices on eBay, I realized that I couldn't afford the entire Rangers team in a break; rather, I took the player break route and purchased a couple of Ranger players. I selected Jose Trevino and Andy Ibanez. The best part about the break, however, was that the breaker made this a "keepers" break, meaning that you could purchase the same players for the same price for the following two breaks. I was in.

(After reading all of that, it sounds a little confusing, I think. Apologies if I lost anyone).

Anyway, after the breaks were all said and done, I ended up with six autos total. 

I got a redemption for a blue refractor of Andy Ibanez. Not pictured: a redemption for Ibanez's base auto.

Speaking of base autos...

I snagged three base autos of Jose Trevino. I'm pretty stoked to get these. Trevino is the Rangers catcher of the near future, and he's a pretty good defender behind the plate. He has quickly become a fan favorite and was the Rangers' Minor League Player of the Year this year. 

This was the best card I received in the breaks, though:

I believe this is called a "blue mojo" refractor. Whatever it's called, it's a good looking card!

Have you been in any breaks recently? What was your best "hit"?


  1. Nice mojo for sure.

    I just don't have the cash for group breaks. That's why I love when any blogger runs a cheap one I can afford.

  2. I haven't done any in a few years, but always enjoyed player breaks.

  3. I did six or seven player breaks this summer and most of those involved the Vogelmonster. I only participated when I have fairly decent odds at getting a hit or two. I did pretty well selecting my breaks and received a few base autos along the way. I love watching the videos, but have noticed some breakers take forever and others can go through very quickly. The one's who do summaries at the end of their breaks are my favorites.

  4. I'm not a big group break guy. If I do join in, it's usually to help someone fill the break. That being said... can't remember if I joined one in 2017. If I did, I'm guessing I didn't hit anything monstrous.

  5. I got into a few of them over the last couple of months. I think I'm mostly done with them now for a little while. They are exciting, but more often than not I find myself feeling like I wasted my money.