Memorabilia Breaks: The Hottest Trends In Autographs
Do you collect items from your favorite players and teams? Have you ever gone to a game or an event in hopes of getting someone’s autograph, only to go home empty-handed? Do you enjoy the risk of chance that forms of gambling can bring?
What if there was a way to feed that desire and also come away with awesome items autographed by your favorite athlete or celebrity? Well, look no further, we have the solution for you!
Sports Memorabilia breaks and razzes are some of the most popular things in the collecting world right now. Before we get into too much on how they work, let’s break down some of the Lingo that comes with it:
Break: This is an item that is still in a sealed box. Depending on what the item is, determines how many spots are available for purchase. Most of them deal with sports, such as football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and golf. There are some in the comic book and movie/TV sectors as well.
Razz: These are items that the buyers are aware of what it is. This is an option for people who are more into chasing specific players or teams, versus taking a chance on a random team or player.
Jersey War: These are done with only 10 spots available. Buyers get a to choose a number from 0-9. The winner is decided by the last number that is on the jersey.
Staxxx: This is for people interested in cards. A set price is listed for a pull and a number is selected. This is the number in a stack of cards that you will get. There are also some surprises in each stack, these are called chasers, they are generally higher end cards.
Rep (Replica): This is in reference to football helmets. They look like normal helmets, but they are lighter and don’t have the pads and everything that an authentic helmet has.
Blaze, Chrome, Ice, Blackout, and Hydro: These are variations of helmets. Blaze are alternative colors. Chrome are metallic colors. Ice helmets are all white. Blackouts are all black. Hydros are differently patterned helmets created with a hydro dip method.
Now that you have some of the Lingo down, let’s take a little deeper look at what these groups are.
There are numerous different groups that can be found on Facebook. So how do you know which one is right for you? There are a couple of questions that you should ask yourself:
- What sports/players are you looking for?
- How much are you looking to spend/invest?
Once you determine those, you can see what groups have to offer you.
There are groups for all kinds of sports and there are groups that deal with only one sport. The most common sport is football. Other options that are offered include basketball, baseball, hockey, comic books, cards, and photographs.
Prices are determined by the breaker and how much of a product they ordered. Generally speaking, you can expect a spot in a mini helmet to cost you anywhere from $4 to $8. Full-size helmets can vary the most. Their price depends on whether the products are replicas or authentics. They can also vary based upon whether they are normal variations or the various, more expensive variations. Full-size helmets can cost anywhere from $11 up to $30-40 a spot.
If you are thinking to yourself, “I can’t win, I have the worst luck!”, let me tell you, IT DOESN’T MATTER!
I had only won one raffle ever in my life before doing these breaks. Since starting these, I have won 3 full-size helmets (Rob Gronkowski, Kyle Rudolph, and Stan Lee), 8 mini helmets (Drew Brees, Emmitt Smith, and Tyreek Hill top the list), and a few jerseys (Drew Brees and Earl Campbell).
Don’t mistake that as me saying that you will win all the time. Every breaker has cold streaks and hot streaks. I have gone weeks without winning, I have also won 6 items in a day. You can’t win if you don’t play!
Each week, we will be bringing you a different group that does breaks. These groups will be different sizes and different cost levels. We will provide some background on the group and information that the administrators of those groups would like you to know.
Stay tuned for these groups! If you want to know more about this, you can get more information by contacting Malachi David on either Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram under SportReport MD.