Group Breaks FAQ

See also our Collecting Guide for a list of commonly used terms such as hit, auto etc.

How to Join a CnC Group Break

Watch our tutorial video for a step-by-step demo of how to join one of our group breaks!

Important To Note:

 

You must have a CnC account to join a group break. Click here to create an account and get started!

You should receive an email once your order goes through for the group break spot(s). If you do not receive the email or just want to confirm that your spot went through, you can email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 519-954-8278.

The base is not sent with the GB hits (Cup, Ultimate and most higher end products, the base will be sent). We do have the option to send extra but it is at an additional cost. Cost depends on the number of cards and where you are located.

Tracking is free within Canada as long as your package meets a specific value. If your package does not meet that value, we will ship the package regular mail. We will mark each order shipped once the package is ready to go, packages don’t move on the weekend but they are in Canada Post hands so they can go out Monday morning.

How to Join a Group Break (click to expand)

If you are new to the world of group breaks, joining a group break may feel very overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Follow our video tutorial and/or the steps below to join your very first CnC group break!

STEP 1: Head on over to our ‘Group Breaks‘ page to view our current group breaks. The details of each break such as the type, date, and time will be in the description (near the bottom). We offer many different types or ‘styles’ of group breaks, but the most common is team select. See below ‘Group Break Types‘ to view the styles we currently offer!

STEP 2: Once you’ve found a break that interests you, claim your spot by clicking ‘Add to Cart‘. Please note that a timer will countdown for 5 minutes, and you have until then to complete the checkout process. This is to prevent people from holding spots indefinitely in their cart.

STEP 3: We offer several methods of payment through Credit Card, PayPal, or e-Transfer.

We ONLY use the address listed in your profile here on C&C. NOT your PayPal address but please when possible make sure they match. We will not ship high value packages to someone with an unconfirmed PayPal address.

If you move or your address in your profile changes you MUST notify us of the change or else it will be shipped to your old address. (Info is saved in our shipping system).

If you incorrectly do either of the last two points, we are not liable for lost items although we will do everything we can to recover your package within reason.

If paying through Credit Card…

You will be automatically redirected to PayPal. Your card will be processed through PayPal even if you don’t have an account. After the order goes through, you will be redirected back to CloutsnChara, where you will now see an overview of your order.

If paying through PayPal…

You will be automatically redirected to the PayPal site to login and pay. After the order goes through, you will be redirected back to CloutsnChara, where you will now see an overview of your order.

If paying through e-Transfer…

Select ‘e-Transfer’ as your method of payment and continue your checkout. You will have 1 hour to send your payment to [email protected]. Please put the Break # as well as your CnC username in the description of the e-Transfer.

STEP 4: Watch your break!

Head on over to our YouTube channel at your break’s scheduled date and time where we will be live!

If your break involves randoms, there will be roughly 5 minutes allocated to trade your team with other members. (more time may be allocated for higher end GB’s).

If you’re not able to be there when your break goes live, you can view it on our YouTube channel at a later time. Simply put the break # in the search section of our channel to find it.

If you can not be present on YouTube during a draft styled break, you have 2 options:

1) Trust us to pick the best team available (in our opinion).

2) Email us at [email protected] with your list of teams in order. We will pick based on your position and the top team you want that is still available.

Group Break Types

Styles and process may vary between group breakers. This is how we do it!

For break styles that use randomization (eg. team random, team draft, chancer), we use random.org. All randomization is done live and is posted to our YouTube channel, as well as the description of the break once it is over.

Most Common

Team Select

In a team select, each member chooses their hockey team and will receive any hits (non-base cards) from that particular team.

The price of each team varies (eg. Pittsburgh is $40 while Toronto is $60). Once all 31 teams are taken, the break will start.

Team Random

In a team random, members choose from spots numbered 1-31. The teams are then randomly assigned.

There is a 5 minute window prior to each break that we allow you to trade teams amongst other group break members.

Chancer

In a chancer, a variety of singles, packs, boxes, grading tickets and other items, randomized between all the participants in the break. Spots are typically numbered 1-50 or 1-100 (though may vary).

There will be headliners in the break – Ex: Several boxes made by Upper Deck or some higher-end singles.

Everyone in the break will walk away with something such as  singles, packs, boxes, grading tickets, and more!

Team Draft

In a team draft, spots are numbered 1-31 and then the order is randomized. The random result determines the order in which a member chooses their team, called the draft order.

After the draft order is determined, the picking process begins on YouTube. You can pick whichever team you like as long as they are still available at your pick.

Other

Switch

A switch break is similar to a team draft. The difference is that the break will be split in two and the draft order will flipped for the second part.

Eg. Dan has first pick in the first part of the break, and he will have the last pick in the second part of the break.

Draft

In a draft style break, the boxes are broken and immediately following the draft order is randomized. Whoever lands on top, gets first pick of whichever card they would like from the break, 2nd gets to pick from what’s left, and so on until there are no cards remaining. Whoever has last pick in the first round, gets first pick in the second round of drafting.

Division

In a division style break, the spots are broken down by NHL division such as Central, Atlantic etc.

HIT

In a Hit style, the number of spots varies. Hits are determined by labelling everyone’s name onto a decoy or business card and shuffling them prior to the break. As the break is happening whoever has their name on top of the stack will be getting the next Game Used or Auto card pulled and all inserts leading up to it. Once the hit is pulled, their name and cards are moved to the side and the next person on top gets the next hit and all inserts leading up to it.

If there are more hits than spots, the ‘extra’ hits will be given away individually via random.org.

Group Break FAQ

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 and fun way to be involved in a large break at minimal costs.

How Do Group Breaks Work?

There are 31 people in a group break and 31 teams in the NHL. Once each spot is filled and payments are received for each spot in the break, we open the boxes. You will receive any hits (non-base cards) of your team from the group break you signed up for.

All Group Breaks are done live on YouTube. Each group break has a scheduled time but will only go once all spots are filled. After the break the video will be uploaded onto our YouTube channel for you to re-watch.

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.

Shipping Process & Info

Breaks from the Thursday night to the following Wednesday night are given to our shippers on Thursday. They package them up over the weekend to go out on Monday. If a break doesn’t go Wednesday night but goes the following night, those hits will not be shipped until the following week.

If you would like a group break to shipped right away and want it tracked, you must pay for the tracking since we are not shipping it on our regular schedule. You can email Dan for a shipping quote as it depends on where you are located – [email protected]

All shipments will be shipped to the address you have registered in your C&C profile. If you change this address after we have shipped previous packages to you, you must notify us of this change via an email to [email protected]

All packages will be shipped in Bubble mailers in either a top loader, one-touch or protective count cases (depending on the number of cards in the package.)

When do my cards ship from my break?

Breaks from Thursday night to the following Wednesday are packaged up from Thursday to Sunday and shipped out Monday.

When can I pick up my hits?

If possible, we ask that pick-ups happen the Thursday or after.

Where can I see what team I got in a random?

In the break description, there will be a list showing the outcomes of the team random.

Eg.

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Where can I watch afterwards?

All of our breaks are uploaded to our YouTube channel.

Your break number will be in the video title to make it easier to find and replay your break.

When does my break start?

In the description of each group break will be the scheduled date and time. We aim to break on schedule, however breaks will be done once all the spots are taken.

Why Join a CnC Group Break

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 ones. We also carry the other brands like Panini and Topps which we do group breaks for.

We do group breaks mainly in hockey but can offer box breaks of other sports also.

We have some of the best prices on group breaks. We have done over 13,000 group breaks, and we do tons of giveaways and giveaway free cards!

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MNT Grading Group Break Special

MNT Grading

If you would like a card to be graded by MNT Grading, and we opened it in one of our group breaks recently (we must have it still in hand), you can get your card(s) graded through us!

For details, and to order the MNT Group Break special, please click here.

For more information on MNT Grading, please click here.

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