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Ripping Wax is a true pioneer in the sports cards and collectibles industry, and the #1 source for group pack openings–also known as “breaking”. Founded in 2011 by collectibles industry veteran David Gelfman, Ripping Wax’s “breaks” give serious hobbyists and beginners alike the opportunity to collect cards for their favorite teams or divisions in a very cost effective manner.

The concept is simple. You purchase “spots” in a group opening, and our reputable breaking teams rip the packs as you watch them live on stream. There are many types of breaks, but one popular type of break is a Pick Your Team (PYT) Break, in which you buy into a specific team (or multiple teams) prior to the breaking. As the packs are ripped open (whether you are watching it live on stream or not) every card pulled for your team(s) belongs to you! This is a truly innovative way of collecting that has only recently become possible with the advances of live video streaming technology. Before breaking existed, collectors would need to purchase thousands of dollars worth of cases to pull the number of desired team-specific cards that they can now obtain for a fraction of the cost by participating in group breaks.

So whether you are a serious hobbyist that has been collecting for years, or someone brand new to collecting, we invite you to join us. Visit our breaking operations to learn more, and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Types of Breaks

Pick Your Team ( PYT)

For the Pick Your Team ( PYT) Break there is a pre-determined price for each team involved within the break.  For example, the Green Bay Packers might be $99 where the Atlanta Falcons could be $25, prices are based on the number of hits along with the big hit potential of the HOF’ers, Stars, and Rookies for that particular product.

Hit Draft

On a Hit Draft Break if there are 20 cards in a case you take all 20 participants and use the randomizer to set the draft order.  Whomever is in the first position after the random will get to pick first out of the 20 cards that have been opened, with 2nd, 3rd, and so on picking in numerical order until the 20th and final pick.

Live Auction Break

For a Live Auction Break all teams are started out at a set price and an auction is conducted in the room with a going once, going twice format with a countdown in the chat by the host from 10 down to 1.

Divisional Break

For a Divisional Break all Divisions for that sport are included.  You can do it random style or draft style both working the exact same as the before mentioned Random & Draft breaks.  As you can imagine whichever Division you end up will get you ownership of all teams in that division for that break.

Team Draft Break

On a Team Draft Break you get to plan GM in a sense.  The draft order is determined using a random with whomever finishes in the number one spot getting the first pick in the draft.

Random Team Break

On a Random Team Break all teams are given a spot, for example in the NFL there are 32 teams, so for a NFL Random Team Break there would be 32 spots.  Each spot purchased will equal one NFL Team.  Once all 32 spots are filled you then randomize all 32 NFL teams as well as all 32 participants that entered the break.

Team Ripping Wax Breaking Operations

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Big Hits

Just a sample of some of the great cards pulled for our customers. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more big hits.

Bateson Big Hits
Jaspy's Hobby Land Big Hits

What is Breaking?


  • Bates is hands down the best breaker around. He's an honest breaker that ships fast and likes to have some fun during his breaks. I have never seen a breaker that takes care of his customers, from giveaways, free spots, and general hobby advice. Bates is a swell guy that pulls some Nasty hits.
  • I love buying break spots from Scott Bateson @ His breaks are a great way to get high end cards at a very reasonable price. And if you don't have luck hitting a Monster Card, they have so many giveaways of credit and product, it makes collecting so much better!
    K Jones