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April 2, 2020
First off, best wishes to your personal and home health. Keep staying strong. In Today's episode we chat with CHRIS from TOP SHELF BREAKS (TopShelfBreaks.com). We talk through his response to the crisis both from a Group Breaker and HOBBY SHOP OWNER perspective.  During the interview we talk through: How to plan for a crisis in the hobby Will there be opportunities available?  New strategies learned? Operating a NON SPORTS world LOTS MORE Enjoy! BreakerCulture is part of the Bench Clear Media Network. Check out all of our great shows here: https://www.benchclear.us REMINDER, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group ->> RIGHT HERE  --- SO MUCH PREMIUM INSIGHT available to members! ALSO, Join our FREE DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. Enjoy today's show! Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message
March 25, 2020
First off, best wishes to your personal and home health. Keep staying strong. Today's episode we chat with Doug from MojoBreak (MojoBreak.com).  I also share two important hobby observations during the intro...and we are giving away ANOTHER 2019-20 Contenders Cello box away!  During the interview we talk through: Impact Covid19 has had on their group breaks Thoughts on current hobby climate Top 2020 products  Doug's Boeing stock. How to play Operation with your family PLENTY MORE.... Enjoy! BreakerCulture is part of the Bench Clear Media Network. Check out all of our great shows here: https://www.benchclear.us REMINDER, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group ->> RIGHT HERE  --- SO MUCH PREMIUM INSIGHT available to members! ALSO, Join our FREE DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. Enjoy today's show! Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message
March 9, 2020
Today we get a quick update from Emily Kless from Topps. A lot has happened since we last spoke with here... including: Topps Million Card Rip Party Industry Summit 2020 Topps Series 1 Release 2020 Topps Heritage Release and lots more! BreakerCulture is part of the Bench Clear Media Network. Check out all of our great shows here: https://www.benchclear.us REMINDER, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group ->> RIGHT HERE  --- SO MUCH PREMIUM INSIGHT available to members! ALSO, Join our FREE DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. Enjoy the show! Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message
February 14, 2020
An episode less than 30minutes long!! That's what you get when I'm in the middle of a family move. But it's not without conviction. Today I talk about a topic burning inside my bones -- The coming market pullback. It's going to happen. - Let's talk about it. + 5 Tips on Protecting yourself.  (I have plenty more for a follow-up) + My thoughts on the Topps Million Card Party REMINDER, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group ->> RIGHT HERE  --- SO MUCH PREMIUM INSIGHT available to members! ALSO, Join our FREE DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. Enjoy the show! Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message
January 24, 2020
Today I sit down with Tyson Banker and put a bow on the 2019/20 NFL Season... thoughts/lessons...and strategies heading into next season. We also dig into his TOP 15 Baseball BUYS of 2020. Tyson is a great resource and we are thankful to have him! Tyson Part 1: TOP 15 MLB Buys --> https://www.breakerculture.com/2020-mlb-cards-top-15-baseball-players-to-invest-in-part-1-of-3-the-popular-names-with-large-upside/ Tyson Part 2: TOP 15 MLB BUYS ---> https://www.breakerculture.com/2020-mlb-cards-top-15-baseball-players-to-invest-in-part-2-of-3-five-guys-breakouts/ REMINDER, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group ->> RIGHT HERE  --- SO MUCH PREMIUM INSIGHT available to members! ALSO, Join our FREE DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. Enjoy the show! Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message
January 3, 2020
We are excited to be back in the saddle for 2020. Today we chat with Ed from AIAB Breaks and break down his incredible Secret Santa episode...and we talk about the intricacies of building a community. We also talk 2020 Topps Series 1, 2019 Bowman surprises, and even find time to yell at each other. Enjoy!  Check out Ed's Secret Santa Video here: https://youtu.be/QPF528Or7B8 REMINDER, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group ->> RIGHT HERE  --- SO MUCH PREMIUM INSIGHT available to members! ALSO, Join our FREE DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. Enjoy the show! Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message
December 12, 2019
In today's episode I get the pleasure of chatting with Matt the founder of Fire Box Cases. If you don't protect/store your PSA/BGS graded cards...you need to check out Fire Box Cases. Listen to the story and I'll think you'll be interested. Check them out RIGHT HERE -- use discount code 'BreakerCulture" for 10% off your order!  You'll also be impressed with Matt's knowledge around Baseball Prospecting. We quickly breakdown 2019 Bowman Draft and discuss his thoughts on flipping/collecting/investing in Baseball prospects.  REMINDER, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group ->> RIGHT HERE  --- SO MUCH PREMIUM INSIGHT available to members!  ALSO, Join our FREE DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. Enjoy the show! Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message
November 14, 2019
In today's episode Shani and I cover a couple of burning topics within Football/Basketball..... and then we breakdown the funny nuances/hurdles we all face being adult collectors. This was a FUN discussion! First, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group ->> RIGHT HERE Second, Join our FREE DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. Is the Prizm Silver Football RC card here to stay? Mason Rudolph is hobby relevant? You decide. Prizm Silver vs Optic Holo Basketball .... the great paradigm shift. Where are the investment opportunities within Basketball? Will this happen again? 2ND HALF..... The funny nuances and hurdles we all subtly or NOT-so subtly approach in the hobby. The little things we are all thinking... but no one says. Is hobby your escape? Enjoy the show! Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message
November 4, 2019
Today I spend 90min with Chris from House of Jordans podcast. Chris + crew are NBA savant's so the natural direction of our conversation is basketball oriented. We discuss a lot of topics related to collecting basketball cards and also breakdown our thoughts from the first 10 days of the NBA regular season. A few fun topics we get into. First, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group ->> RIGHT HERE Second, Join our FREE DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. What do Michael Jordan cards teach us about Modern day cards? How can we better approach investing in basketball cards? Is the hobby in a good place? Is Luka Doncic the real Uncle Drew? Are there enough collectors to sustain the investors? much more... Enjoy the show! Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message
October 23, 2019
Today you get 90minutes of goodness! The first hour I chat with Jeromy Murray from Beckett Grading Services. We discuss the hot topics floating around the Industry Summit, Evolution of Grading in 2020, Single-Grades, Topps/Panini's role, Forum Investigators, and much more. The last 30 minutes I chat with our very own Tyson Banker. We break down the NFL Rookie Class and share our 1st round of thoughts through Week 6 of the season.  We have a GREAT discount code for you from Beckett Grading.  Check out below.  First, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group ->> RIGHT HERE Second, Join our FREE DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. Use Coupon Code: BreakerCulture1019 by 10/31/19 and receive 20% of your Beckett Single Grade Order!! How sweet is that!  Enjoy the show!  Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
October 18, 2019
Today I get the pleasure of chatting with Emily Kless the new Communications Manager for Topps Company. We cover a LOT of topics in 45minutes and definitely set the stage for some great conversations in the future. Here are some of the topics you can expect: First, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group ->> RIGHT HERE Second, Join our FREE DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. Third, if you aren't following Topps across their many channels - START RIGHT HERE Agenda for show: - Emily's background and evolution to her new role! - Perspective of the hobby in 2019 + 2020. - How is Topps looking at this hobby growth? - Is the Hobby growing too fast? - Distribution Model -- thoughts on changes? - Group Breaking - Is this new culture a good thing? - How can collectors better appreciate/incorporate Digital cards into their collecting? - Misunderstandings around Digital cards? - 2020 Topps Releases -- Series 1 --- Allen & Ginter - GPK 35th Anniversary - and more!! Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
October 7, 2019
Today Shani and I discuss our 4 favorite products hitting the marketplace in October. We also spend 20minutes talking about our personal strategies to BUYING and SELLING cards during the MLB Playoffs. First, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group ->> RIGHT HERE Second, Join our DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. Agenda for show: - Update on Shani w/family - Why driving 6 cards is more stressful than just about anything else (to Shani) ;-) - The 3 CORE products in the Hobby this October - The new approach with 2019 Topps Update Baseball - The potential for a RETAIL version of the 2019-20 Prizm Collegiate Basketball?!? - How to approach your BUYING during the MLB Playoffs.  - What players do we like in each series?  - How should you sell your cards during this time?  - MORE!  Again, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group. Join our DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. ALSO, go check out HOUSE OF JORDANS PODCAST - RIGHT HERE!  Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
September 28, 2019
Today we get the chance to hear the Live Box Breaks story direct from Hawk. They have ripped over 80,000 boxes for clients since 2012!! This is one of those guys who is an absolutely JOY to hang with, he has such a contagious positive vibe that I know you'll enjoy the chat. He's been doing this for almost 8 years, his insight is well-worth the listen. More importantly, we cover some great stuff in the hobby. First, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group ->> RIGHT HERE Second, Join our DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. Agenda for show: - How SBB evolved out of frustration from laying hardwood floors. - The insanity of the early days (it seems like 30 years ago) - Money Orders? What ever happened to these? - How technology has evolved so quickly. - The eBay Managed Payment System, could be a really positive thing. - Rewards System…don't overthink it.  - Wait, it's possible to grow a business without focusing on Social Media!?!  - How to do repack products the right way… and how Boom Packs have become a staple. - Investing back into your business….that's important! Hear how Hawk does it.  - Seriously…he does this right. Love the approach here.  - Are we all getting priced out of Patrick Mahomes RC cards?  - Hawk's Favorite NFL products each year  - Allocations. These are earned. Period. - Is it too late to enter this marketplace?  - How excited are we about NBA Products? :-) - $35 break spot leads to $35,000 …. Uh what!  - Can we please get Michael Jordan into Prizm basketball? - Trae Young is better than Luka Doncic!  - Want to invest in Basketball….consider Optic Holo's!  Again, partner with BreakerCulture in our PATREON group. Go try STITCH FIX RIGHT HERE ($25 Free!) Join our DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Great community + chat. Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
September 24, 2019
First off, go try STITCH FIX RIGHT HERE ($25 Free!) & join our DISCORD CHANNEL HERE. Today Shani and I cover a few topics that have been rattling around our heads (ouch!). Here are some things we talk about: + Should you EVER collect a player that has ANY legal trouble?  + Early thoughts on NFL ROOKIES + The ridiculous explosions of the NBA Card Market.  + Can we sustain the price increases? + How should you collect basketball cards from NOW until Prizm release? + ESPN Headline Reaction + MORE!  Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
September 17, 2019
When I chat with newer entrepreneurs entering the sports card hobby, the first thing I listen for is originality. To be successful you have to have a certain element of uniqueness. Today I get the chance to chat with one of the most original content providers in our hobby. Ed Farias from AIAB Breaks is breaking the mold of 'normal' group breaks. His background as an Arcade owner and his love for gameshow experiences is one-of-a-kind. I can't wait for you to hear his story... and to participate in one of his breaks! Here are some things we talk about: + Identifying what makes you SPECIAL within the hobby. + How Ed spotted an opportunity. + Navigating the allocation world as a new breaker. + The thought process behind PRODUCING an entertaining stream. + How partnering with other hobby vets like the Jabs Family can be advantageous. + Why it's always important to check yourself for ticks. + The simple approach to working around allocation issues. + How you can not neglect the forgotten sports card products of the 80's, 90's and today. Find all the BreakerCulture Content across these channels: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIW... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
September 12, 2019
Oh man! This is definitely an episode that will have you ready to GET TO WORK! Today I spend 75min with Jammin' JD and we break down their story...from retired group breaker to hobby YouTube sensation. There are sports card tips, YouTube Tricks, and a whole lots of fun dialogue in this episode. FIRST, DOWNLOAD THE FREE TUBEBUDDY RIGHT HERE Here are some things we discuss in this show: Burnt out Group Breaker? No?!? Finding your mission in the hobby Kids coming back into the hobby The # of views don't matter! And.... even.... the # of subscribers don't matter!  YouTube Extensions. (See TubeBuddy) Engagement Secrets 2018-19 Chronicles Basketball!! and lots more!  Enjoy the episode!!  Find all the content here: Website: http://www.BreakerCulture.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EJGUkhF_HP52Vm4RBEFg Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/breakerculture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakerculture iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breakerculture-podcast/id1348014797 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1L2kiIWNlpOvt7qgePpCEy --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
September 9, 2019
In Episode 69 I sit down with Ben from Midwest Box Breaks. We spend an hour talking through his story and how he ramped up the growth for MBB this past year. Hear his story and some of the unique aspects he's wrapped into his Group Break style. We also discuss: Navigating the Social Media Platforms within the hobby How Billboards can still work. :-) Driving engagement / community the RIGHT way. The product allocation paradox What the hobby needs... Knight Rider, Gator Mike, and parting thoughts. Be sure to use Coupon Code "CULTURE" for 5% your next break at MBB. Check out everything else on BreakerCulture.com  Discuss this episode in our FORUMS HERE!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
September 3, 2019
In Episode 68 I sit down with Geoff Wilson from Sports Card Investor. We spend 75 minutes talking through his story and how he got pulled back into the hobby. More importantly we talk about how he's applying his business investment experience and applying it to his Sports Card strategies. This one will definitely leave you with some new ideas to add to your hobby arsenal. Subtopics include: The PSA vs BGS debate ... and why grading is SO good for the hobby. Can we sustain the print run madness? A few NBA strategies that are overlooked Why you should never open up an ICE CREAM SHOP and a whole lot more! FREE BOX of CARDS! BE SURE TO LEAVE A REVIEW and be automatically entered into a 2019 Optic Baseball box giveaway. The reviewer will be randomly drawn at the beginning of Episode 69! FREE CASE OF CARDS : Video Instructions: RIGHT HERE .  -- Enter until Thurs 9/5 @ 7:15pm CST Forum: 1st Annual NFL Fantasy RC Card Competition || WIN A CASE OF CARDS! Jump in our FORUMS HERE!  Check out everything else on BreakerCulture.com  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
August 30, 2019
In Episode 67 we discuss a few new products: 2019 Panini Black Football 2018-19 Panini Obsidian Basketball The death of Topps Archives Baseball? eBay Managed Payments 1st Annual BreakerCulture PropCAST -- 2019-20 TOP PROP Bets.  Our Fantasy RC Card Draft -- WIN A FREE CASE OF CARDS! Today is a fun one and I can guarantee you'll enjoy the conversation. ENTER THE : 1st Annual NFL Fantasy RC Card Competition || WIN A CASE OF CARDS! Jump in our FORUMS HERE!  Check out everything else on BreakerCulture.com  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
August 27, 2019
Today I get the pleasure of chatting with Scott Greene from Prospects1500.com. This is an outstanding resource that is focused on analyzing the minor league systems across the MLB. For the past 4 years Scott and his group of correspondents have been breaking down the minor league systems and putting out some valuable Top 50 prospect lists. As a sports card collector...these can be extremely valuable! We talk about a LOT of things, but here are a few: Resources to help identify prospects How this passion evolved into a legitimate resource Lessons learned from SEO / Social Media / Expanding  Some HOT prospects to keep an eye on... A few prospects that were missed... Why Scott doesn't ever consider grading a card... and plenty more!  Enjoy the conversation!  Go to www.DubbsCoffee.com and use coupon code "SOLDIERS" and 50% of everything you spend will go DIRECTLY to Signatures for Soldiers! Don't forget to check out everything else we are doing at www.BreakerCulture.com  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
August 16, 2019
Today we break our vacation hiatus with a incredible important interview. I get the pleasure of spending nearly 1 1/2 hours with Tim from Signature for Soldiers. I left The National (NSCC2019) thinking about my conversation with him and KNEW I had to get him on the show. So here you go, I moved this in front of everything I had in the queue because their mission is THAT IMPORTANT! But, we don't just get the pleasure of hearing their story. We also get to uncover some nuggets of wisdom for your own business/life. We discuss... Lessons learned from running a non-profit Hurdles that you have to force yourself to get past How do you create a message that resonates...and consistently.  How do you maintain energy each and every year. and then we discuss... Tim's perspective on the hobby. Some of the most fascinating Player/Coach interactions he's had His favorite favorite War Movie How he plans on monetizing his two dogs. and much more!  We are also supporting their goal of trying to raise $100,000 by the end of the year. Go to www.DubbsCoffee.com and use coupon code "SOLDIERS" and 50% of everything you spend will go DIRECTLY to Signatures for Soldiers!  Don't forget to check out everything else we are doing at www.BreakerCulture.com  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
July 25, 2019
In Episode 64 we get the pleasure of spending an hour with Chris from Top Shelf Breaks. Last time we had him on we heard the journey of acquiring retail space and planning for a shop... Now he's LIVE and just opened! Now he just sits back and counts his $$.... :-) -- If only it was that easy. TODAY WE TALK ABOUT The Card Shop Opening Process - Early Lessons Building community How to leverage CBD Oil to drive card sales.  What cereal Chris likes the most.... In addition, we break down the 2019 National Sports Card Convention and help you understand what to expect before you go! Overall it was an awesome conversation with an outstanding dude. Hope you enjoy it!  Join our COMMUNITY HERE -- You'll get easy access to comments/thoughts/updates etc... Also, PLEASE support our sponsor: DUBBS COFFEE -- Go grab 2 Bags of coffee and get a free pack of 2019 Cards with your order!  And don't forget to check out all of our analytics at BREAKERCULTURE.com  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
July 22, 2019
In episode 63 we get the pleasure of spending an hour with Chad from FIREHAND CARDS. Way back in 2008 Chad blazed an unproven trail of "group breaking" and has evolved into one of the most established breakers in the industry. Today you get to hear his story and how he survived the constant 100-hour work weeks and years of limited profitability. A few lessons you'll gather: Figuring out HOW to turn a profits will take time. Your niche will likely change over the course of your evolution. Be willing to learn from EVERY mistake you make.  Don't be afraid to innovate, even if it's not an immediate winner.  Leverage your expertise to get started...and then start branching out.  Overall it was an awesome conversation with a great guy. Enjoy it!  Also, PLEASE support our sponsor: DUBBS COFFEE -- Go grab 2 Bags of coffee and get a free pack of 2019 Cards with your order!  And don't forget to check out all of our analytics at BREAKERCULTURE.com  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
July 16, 2019
In today's episode we break down the release of 2019 Allen & Ginter with Chris from Crackin' Wax! It's been 8-months since we had him on the show and today we catch up on everything going on in his world. We also talk about the massive success he's made on the Charity front. And finally, we discuss what he's learned about building BRAND AWARENESS in this hobby (but relevant anywhere in business). This episode sponsored by DubbsCoffee.com -- go purchase the freshest coffee on the planet and use code "BreakerCulture" for an amazing deal - 2 Bags of Coffee and shipping for only $20!  Also, go check out the latest 2019 Bowman Baseball Pricing Ladder RIGHT HERE -- includes a sweet video. ;-) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
July 11, 2019
In today's episode we sit down with Mike Hodges - founder of The Clubhouse (formerly STL Sports Cards). We get the chance to hear his awesome origin story and what he has learned after running a breaking business for 9 years! As mentioned in the email, Mike does things a bit differently than others...and I think it'll be a good challenge for you! Quick agenda: Origin, how it all began 9 years ago. Hiring profile within the hobby Being a niche in the hobby? The National Sports Card Show and so much more!  IMPORTANT LINKS The Clubhouse Breaks ---- use COUPON CODE "BreakerCulture" for 5% off their breaks!  Subscribe to BreakerCulture YouTube Channel HERE Visit our website at www.BreakerCulture.com  For quick conversation and chat -- Join our BreakerCulture Flick Group: HERE Go BUY a Berkey Water Filter HERE .  (Use Code "BreakerCulture" for 5% off) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
July 3, 2019
*** Season 3 Kick-off *** We enjoyed our sabbatical (for a month)... but are incredibly excited to be back together. We have 15 episodes rolling out each week for Season 3...focused on how to help you (the collector) IMPROVE YOUR RETURN. Each episode will give you practical takeaways to improve your ability to turn profit on your card investments!! In today's kick-off episode we cover the following key topics.  2019 Bowman Platinum Baseball --- Is it worth the Wal-Mart chase?  2019 Topps Stadium Club Baseball-- Does anyone care that this exceptional product has such awful resale value?  2019 NBA SUMMER LEAGUE: What to look out for? Our Top 10 Players to Watch. How to best use the NBA SUMMER League to help your wallet.  ESPN Headline breakdown Join the BreakerCulture Flick Group: HERE Go BUY a Berkey Water Filter HERE .  (Use Code "BreakerCulture" for 5% off) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
June 3, 2019
The content keeps flowing! Today we spend an hour and hear the story of the popular hobby series PackGeek (Check out YouTube channel HERE) AND we the best part is we tap into the YouTube prowess of Jeff. Here his tips & tricks for maximizing content on YouTube, focusing your approach, and monetizing the RIGHT way. YouTube is a treasure trove of data...and is searched more than any other site in the world NOT named Google. You MUST get your content up on YouTube and today will help you wrap your mind around a good approach. Also, we are giving away 40 packs of 2019 Bowman Baseball. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel (HERE) to learn more.  And best of all, check out our site for Insights, Breaker & Product Reviews, and much more.... BreakerCulture.com  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
May 28, 2019
You’ve likely heard of the SBB (@SportsBoxBreaks) guys if you’ve been in the hobby the last few years. They have run a fascinating group break operation the last 5 years…and arguably the most complete and slick website in the industry. But you probably only know them by their hands….and their voices ;-) . Today we focus on their voices and get a chance to hear their story!  There is so much great content in this episode. Lots of valuable lessons for all you “entrepreneurs”…and some really great insight into how these guys manage the ebbs/flows within the hobby. From Casino Tables to Breaker Tables...  Finding Competitive Advantage — Technology  Dealing with customer inconsistency in their business  Memories of the haunted eBay MC99 madness.   Should you be using eBay to grow during business infancy?   Lessons learned from SCALING their business  Do you hire or not?  Dividing work between the team.  How to sell Pizza at the County Fair…..   Building customer base with your IDEAL customers...  It’s a balancing act…. Figure it out!   Coach your buyers!!   Don’t throw cases of cards into a landfill.   KNOW YOUR METRICS!  SBB sees 60% of sales during their LIVE BROADCAST!  Your metrics will tell you WHERE and HOW to focus your business.  Social Media’s impact for SBB  Check us out at BreakerCulture.com !! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
May 23, 2019
Oh boy... today's show is ALL over the place. We jump back down memory lane to talk Ivan's entrance into the hobby. Then we skip ahead and talk about the current state of the hobby....and why Sports Cards are REALLY SPECULATIVE! After some intense banter around Gold, Chickens, and other creative hobby metaphors... we finally get to our main topic.  What Ivan has learned from his growth across Social Media. How can you use Twitter more effectively for your business/personal use?  This is one fun conversation... I know you'll enjoy!  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
May 9, 2019
Shani and I are back this week to break-down some of our thoughts on current sports 'happenings'... including: - NBA Playoffs -- any positive/negative hobby impact? - The Warriors and Celtics and their collapse -  NFL Draft Reactions - how do we manage to profit on this class? - Why the Cleveland Browns may dominate the Pittsburgh Steelers...a special rant from Shani - MLB Season... the prospect wave and the current flow of the season. - Headline Reaction & Avengers End Game discussion. There is lots to unpack in this conversation, hopefully you walk away with a few nice takeaways for your own journey! Check us out at BreakerCulture.com  Sweet 8bit music courtesy of: Questiion --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
May 6, 2019
This is a shorter SPECIAL EDITION episode for the data driven collectors/investors. I spend 30minutes breaking down the recent pricing ladders for: 2019 Bowman Baseball & 2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Learn how I process the data, provide analysis, and make my own investments based on the pricing ladders. In the final 9 minutes, I give a quick glimpse into an article we are writing on BGS vs PSA, which is the best investment? We have been working on this for a few months and it's starting to come together. But today I share a couple of observations surrounding graded data on RONALD ACUNA JR. There are some important takeaways and I'm excited to share them with you. Check out the ladders at www.BreakerCulture.com  and check out our sponsor 702 BREAKERS, right HERE --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
April 18, 2019
On the road this week, but squeezed in a great conversation with Chris Keller from Top Shelf Breaks! Today we spend nearly 90minutes talking through the mindset that goes into running a hobby business. Specifically, what lessons/tips/ideas Chris has from his 5+ years running his business. - Promotions vs Giveaway  - Metrics to care about -  Should profit always be the most important consideration? - Where should the MAJORITY of time be spent in the early days? - Apps/Technologies that have been instrumental. There is lots to unpack in this conversation, hopefully you walk away with a few nice takeaways for your own journey! Check us out at BreakerCulture.com  Sweet 8bit music courtesy of: Questiion --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
April 12, 2019
After a 3 week sabbatical... we are back! Shani and I spend an hour and cover everything that's been on our minds the last couple of weeks, including: 2019 MLB Season EARLY THOUGHTS The March Madness Tourney and results from Bracket Contest Products: Panini Status Basketball, Diamond Kings, and Bowman Baseball ESPN Headline Reactions.... Come join in and check us out at www.BreakerCulture.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
March 21, 2019
On today's episode (Ep 52), we get the opportunity to spend an hour with Ethan from Prestige World Wide Cards. This is another breaker that deserves your attention...and today you get to hear their story! JOIN THE MARCH MADNESS CONTEST is >>> RIGHT HERE
March 18, 2019
In this evening's episode Shani and I spend an hour giving you our initial thoughts on the bracket. We fill you with hopes and dreams of the perfect bracket and hopefully steer you in the right direction for your bracket contests. In addition, we try to give you some insight into the players that will have the most hobby impact in 2019/20.... and when to watch them play! But.... MOST IMPORTANTLY.... we talk about the details for the FIRST ANNUAL BreakerCulture March Madness Bracket Challenge. For the winners we have multiple gift cards from: Top Shelf Breaks, MojoBreak, Crackin Wax', Buck City Breaks, Prestige World Wide, & 702 Breaker$ Entry is COMPLETELY FREE. You can >>>> ENTER RIGHT HERE < --- Password is "podcast"
March 14, 2019
Today I'm SO glad to have our beloved co-host back in the studio. Shani Pelled is back in the swing of things and it's like he never left! We dig into a variety of subjects, including: + Why the rise of eBay Breakers?&nbsp; + Is eBay breaking a good thing? + What did Shani do the last 3 months?&nbsp; + Social Media frustrations (*cough* eBay links are annoying) + Headline Hopper &nbsp;-- March Madness, MLB Rules, NFL Trades, etc.... We try out absolute best to keep this to an hour... which kept some important topics tabled for this weekend's episode (Heritage Results, and Optic VS Prizm Vs Select). --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
February 26, 2019
I'm on family vacation this week, but wanted to get you some important content around 2019 Topps Heritage Baseball. There is NO ONE more in-tune with Heritage Baseball than Brent Williams (from BrentandBecca). So... I spend and hour chatting with him around the hobby, 2019 Topps Heritage, Topps Series 1, and a whole lot more.&nbsp; The best part about it...it's completely unedited. Instead of taking a few hours away from my family, I just kept the audio completely as-is. Sorry for any unusual static or long pauses on my end... just the sacrifice for the week. :-) Check us out at BreakerCulture.com&nbsp; --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
February 19, 2019
Today we (BreakerCulture.com) close the book on 2019 Topps Series 1 with a summary chat alongside Chris @ CRT Sports Cards. Over the last month we've walked through the approach to ripping/flipping...the specific approach to Topps Series 1... and now we finish it off with a capstone chat around the results of the break. Includes: Pros / Cons of 2019 Topps Series 1 Lessons from the Break What didn't work? What did? The adjustment within the hobby... Overall results from Retail + Hobby Check out BreakerCulture.com for more pricing analysis throughout the week!&nbsp; --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
February 11, 2019
In today's episode Doug (MojoBreak) and I kick back for an hour and discuss hummus, pita chips, Kambucha, and so much more. ;-) We also spend the other 98% of the time talking about: - 2019 Baseball -- approach -- Buyback products --- Optic Basketball ---- Mahomes, Goff, or Brady? ----- Step Brothers 2.... if it existed. ------ First off the Line, is it good? and a lot more. Check us out a BreakerCulture.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
February 7, 2019
Today I spend an hour with Toby from 702 BREAKERS and dig into their crazy success on eBay. You will get a TON of great insight from their journey to 33,000+ positive transactions. + Sneaky good products + How does eBay make it tough? + The hurdles of growing the business in this climate. + What lessons have been most impactful. + The worst products of the past year. + Reese's Peanut Butter Cups In addition, I give a couple of quick 18/19 Optic Basketball RETAIL break thoughts.... Check out PRICING LADDERS at BreakerCulture.com!&nbsp; --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
January 26, 2019
It's a slow(er) weekend in the sports world... so we wanted to give you some alternative entertainment. :-) Today I spend an hour with Chris from Top Shelf Breaks and cover our normal WIDE spectrum of topics. Those topics include: Lessons learned in 2018 Consolidation in the Group Break world Have football cards been good as advertised?&nbsp; Popeyes vs Panera Bread Oily, shirtless male "athletes"?&nbsp; 18/19 Optic Basketball GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT TSB ANNOUNCEMENT And much more... In addition, I give a quick 18/19 Optic Basketball RETAIL breakdown right at the beginning of the podcast.&nbsp; DON'T FORGET, this week only we are giving away TWO boxes of new product to a couple lucky listeners. The only thing you need to do is head to iTunes (Here) and fill out a review for the show. We'll draw two usernames from our reviews and send out some boxes on the show next week. Deadline is WEDNESDAY 1/30! &nbsp; Check out PRICING LADDERS at BreakerCulture.com!&nbsp; --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
January 23, 2019
Today we cover two very important topics in the hobby right now. First, we spend 30minutes breaking down 2019 Topps Series 1 Baseball w/Chris from CRT Sports Cards. &nbsp; Second, I spend 10minutes at the end of the podcast breaking down our newest pricing ladder for 2018 Contenders Football - Rookie Ticket Autographs.&nbsp; In addition, this week only we are giving away TWO boxes of new product to a couple lucky listeners. The only thing you need to do is head to iTunes (Here) and fill out a review for the show. We'll draw two usernames from our reviews and send out some boxes on the show next week. (Only caveat, want to see at least 10 reviews).&nbsp; Finally, check out CRT Sports Cards eBay Store with THIS LINK (starting on Wed 1/30). $5 off any eBay purchase over $25. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
January 14, 2019
Today I get the pleasure of spending 75 minutes with Jeromy Murray - VP of Grading Services @ Beckett. This is one of the more educational conversations we've had in awhile...and we cover various things, including: + The State of Grading heading into 2019 + Biggest concerns from Jeromy's perspective... + What REALLY happens when a card is received.. + What YOU can do to help improve your grades + Why Single Grades are going to keep being relevant + Why middle-aged men shouldn't read US WEEKLY and much more... I believe you'll leave this podcast feeling much more informed about the process of grading ... and a bit more understanding of the hiccups we all deal with. :-) and... don't forget to check out BreakerCulture.com for product releases, insights, reviews, and much more! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
January 10, 2019
Today I get the pleasure of spending an hour with Sooz (Susan) from Topps. She manages most of the Social Media content for Topps and brings a refreshing voice / perspective to the show. We cover various things, including: + Why to get even more excited about Topps Series 1 + Which product is hardest to "market" + The state of Star Wars cards.... + Favorite card in her collection + The most under-appreciated part of a product release... + Favorite part of her job + The 2019 rookie class. :-) and much more... Enjoy the conversation with Sooz --and follow her on Twitter @yanxchick and... don't forget to check out BreakerCulture.com for product releases, insights, reviews, and much more! &nbsp; --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
December 31, 2018
We made it! 2018 is wrapping up and we are putting a bow on the year with a great conversation with Rich Layton from Layton Sports Cards. Rich has been around the block and has run a successful breaking company for over 7 years! There is a whole lot of expertise/insight flowing during our conversation, including: + Lessons learned during early years. + Why opening a physical retail location was important + How hard it is to run a business of this magnitude + Which manufacturers have most to prove in 2019 + Why do some products randomly rise in price? + Why grocery store music is so soothing? Be sure to check out 18/19 Prizm Basketball Pricing Ladder HERE and 2018 Bowman Draft Pricing Ladder HERE. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
December 28, 2018
If you have ANY desire to dig into the methods and secrets to turning a profit on certain products, this episode is for you. Chris from CRT_SportsCards spend an hour discussing his Top 6 products of 2018...and dives into the process of turning a profit on case rips/investments. At the intro I also give a quick bit of insight into the RETAIL release of 2018/19 Panini Contenders Basketball. BUYER BEWARE! A few topics include: How to properly purchase products Does preselling sets really matter? Is grading critical? How do you balance sorting? Sorting techniques? How to decide which products to double-down on.... Where to potentially focus in 2019. Why Chipotle burritos are soo good. The Town vs Godfather vs Donnie B? and so much more..... Check out the article here: https://www.breakerculture.com/2018-year-in-review-baseball/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
December 21, 2018
Today's episode is much different than our normal agenda....but much more important than usual. We spend 30minutes welcoming Shani back into the BC routine...but more importantly, get an update on what's been happening in his life. This is the time of year where we don't need reminders to focus on the IMPORTANT things in life... but that doesn't mean we all will capitalize on every moment. I hope today's conversation with Shani will help you refocus and understand where to set your sights this Holiday season. Enjoy the show. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
December 18, 2018
Today we spend an hour catching up with Christopher over at Crackin' Wax. They've been on a tear the last few weeks with a couple of big time pulls... so we discuss this and... - Muppets Christmas - Electric Card Sorters - New Album from Failure - 2018 Bowman Draft - State of the hobby heading into 2019. I also share a few tips on 2018 Donruss Optic Football Retail... (at the beginning of the show) Check out more at BreakerCulture.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
December 11, 2018
Today we spend an hour chatting with the guys from Big Time Breaks. Chris and Stephen are a blast to chat with and you'll absolutely get a kick out of the conversation. In the first 10 minutes, we also give you a premium rundown of our insights from 2018-19 Prizm Basketball. Lots to cover and we do it in 8minutes. :-) Check out more at BreakerCulture.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
December 2, 2018
In Episode 35 we get the great opportunity to chat with J.P. Schwartz (@Jaypers413) who is one of the definitive voices within MLB prospecting. JP is a Bowman checklist contributor and an excellent source of prospect insight. I’ve followed him + his insight for years and now consider his twitter account a MUST follow. There are a lot of opinions in our hobby but very few as educated and complete as Jaypers. And the timing couldn’t be better…. With 2018 Bowman Draft releasing on December 14th, 2018. If you are interested in Bowman Draft or MLB prospects, this is a must listen. Spend the 30minutes and glean some of the insight from JP and his methods! Quick topics include: + Initial Observations of 2018 Bowman Draft Checklist — 24 of 27 First Rounders!! ——> Reducing overall Autos == better chance for top names == B+ + JP’s approach to breaking down stats/box scores —> The most important stat category for a prospect + What his scoring system means to you (the collector) —> What does a 5-star prospect actually mean? + How the team market affects the player value…and what teams are surprising us in 2019. + 2018 Bowman Draft — Deeper observations —> a couple of names to consider from this years checklist. —> Comparison to last few seasons.  —> How JP works with Bowman for checklist + Tips on getting into Baseball Prospecting —> Listen closely, it includes Leaf Products!  + Much more! Find Bowman Draft Checklist Here: https://www.breakerculture.com/2018-baseball-checklist-headquarters/ Find Real-Time Pricing Here: https://www.breakerculture.com/2018-bowman-draft-baseball/ Buy your coffee Here: www.dubbscoffee.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
November 25, 2018
This episode we dive REALLY deep into 2018-19 Panini Prizm Basketball and unpack where the marketplace is driving prices. Is it realistic? Is it a pipe dream? What about the top rookies? We give you our thoughts on who's priced to high/low. Checkout 2018-19 Prizm Pricing Ladder here: https://www.breakerculture.com/2018-19-nba-prizm-ladder-112518/ The 2nd half is the continuation of our football thoughts from EP34. We give our suggestions on collecting/investing in the Football Card market. How do you get the most value for your $$? Finally, we talk about: + The Grinch + House of Cards + Alpha + Coldplay a Head Full of Dreams Thanks for listening! Sponsor: https://www.dubbscoffee.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
November 14, 2018
In today's episode, Shani and I get back at it! Breaking down products and digging into the #'s are what we love doing...and it's how we bring you more value. There is a lot of this today. 1st half: - Discussing 2018/19 Panini NBA Hoops + Donruss Basketball - Observations from NBA Rookie Class - Affect on upcoming Prizm Release. - Where is the value over the next month? 17/18 Prizm Rookie Ladder: https://www.breakerculture.com/nba-rookie-price-tracker/ 18/19 Prizm Silver Expectations: https://www.breakerculture.com/nba-tipoff-2018-19-rookies/ 2nd Half: - Secrets to 2018 Topps Update Chrome BLASTERS / Retail - Thoughts on Update. - What the heck is wrong with NFL Market? - The Stats to back up the 'feeling' Sponsor: https://www.dubbscoffee.com Check out all data/details at: https://www.breakerculture.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
October 29, 2018
Today's episode will be remembered for a long time. About 5min into our conversation w/Doug @ MojoBreak Shani was notified of a shooting happening around the corner from his home. This shooting ended up being the Squirrel Hill Jewish Center incident that has broken a lot of our hearts. The first half of the podcast is a 40-min conversation w/Doug @ MojoBreak. We cover a variety of things including: + New Products - Prizm Football & Hoops Basketball + How they go about scheduling their break days + Ways Doug fills the dead air or really long breaks (karaoke) + Is RIGHT NOW the peak in the hobby? ---> Technology finally catching up? + A couple things he'd change from 9 years ago.... + and a LOT more.... it's faced pace. Prepare yourself. The second half was recorded a couple days later (10/29) after Shani had some time to process everything that happened. You get to hear a first hand account of what happened and how Shani + local Jewish community it responding. This is a MUST LISTEN. Finally, don't forget to check out sponsor - dubbscoffee.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
October 24, 2018
We are thrilled to have Bryan from BH35 Sports Cards (www.bh35sportscards.com) back with us this week. We spend 40min discussing this upcoming CRAZY week, with multiple flagship releases. - 2018 Panini Hoops Basketball - 2018 Panini Prizm Football - 2018 Topps Archives Baseball (Hobby) The 2nd half we dig into some of the recent changes Bryan has been experimenting with... some good business/hobby discussion ensues. As always we factor in various mindless banter and random jokes about the Bears and Steelers. Enjoy! Check out the Interactive Checklists at www.BreakerCulture.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
October 19, 2018
Oh yes. It's time for us to spend 90min talking about one thing....the NBA! The 2018/19 NBA Season kicked off this week and we kick back and discuss: + Our season predictions for the East + West + Which 2017/18 Rookies are best to invest in...and which aren't. + Which 2018/19 Rookies to Watch / Invest in.... + Why we think this class is so deep and valuable + How to properly invest in Panini Prizm Silver Rookies... what does the data show? Basketball is our passion and we both spend a lot of time watching college/pro ball... so hopefully you leave with a few nuggets of wisdom. Check out our sponsor: https://www.dubbscoffee.com and.... Find the PRIZM LADDER and many more insights at: http://www.breakerculture.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
October 16, 2018
Today we continue a previous conversation with Chris @ TopShelfBreaks and cover a LOT of "chunky" topics. We spend lots of time on NFL Week 6 + Prizm Football.... we talk through Retail/Hobby Dilemma, and we dive into a rising topic around 2018 Prizm Basketball. In 2nd half we dig into 2017 NFL products and how to structure mixers...and then we have a not-so-crazy rapid fire where Chris tries his best to survive. Thanks to our sponsor, DubbsCoffee.com -- Go check them out and use code "BreakerCulture" --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
October 10, 2018
This week we kick back and chill with Tracy Hackler from Panini America. There is no doubt you’ll be intrigued with our conversation as we cover a TON of great hobby topics. Here is what you can look forward to: * What exactly does Tracy do? * How Tracy approaches his role with Panini. * How good of a basketball player is Mark Cuban? * Is there a product that is more difficult to market? * The intricacies of creating + promoting a retail product. * “Cards are hard!” — agreed. * The realities of manufacturing cards - check these videos out. * What happens on release day at Panini America? * How is it to work with athletes? * How Alvin Kamara approaches his signing day. * What happens when athlete wants their 1/1 auto? * Thoughts on group breaking in the hobby? * How does group breaking affect product choices? * Do we need more new products or larger print runs of current products? * So much more! Tracy’s Recommended Book: * Football for a Buck | https://amzn.to/2pL8VbZ Check out https://www.BreakerCulture.com for more insights! Sponsored by DuBBS Coffee | Used "BreakerCulture" for 50% off your order at https://www.dubbscoffee.com ! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
October 4, 2018
In episode 28 we spend an hour chatting with the guys (Chris & Adam) at Buck City Breaks. If you are remotely interested in learning about starting a business (group break or not) then listen to this episode. These guys are brutally honest and are NOT scared to help others succeed. We talk through: - How BCB began, lessons learned, taking bold steps, etc... - How to be efficient! - October Football products - Preparing for the hobby bubble -- what can be changed? - Pokemon Go and how it could work in the hobby? - Chipotle! - So much more... Check out landing page here: https://www.breakerculture.com Get 30-days free of Inkfrog here: https://www.breakerculture.com/inkfrog --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
September 28, 2018
This episode we chat with two guests. FIRST, we spend some time with Sarah from Kidority Kards. The folks over at Kidority are finding ways to supply kids with unique packs of cards... helping to spread the hobby love. You'll enjoy getting to know about their work! SECOND, we break down two MAJOR releases this week w/Matt @ Cardboard Treasures. We discuss 2018 Bowman Chrome, 2018 National Treasures Baseball, Panini Checklists, October football releases, and much more! Be sure to check out our CHECKLIST HEADQUARTERS @ www.breakerculture.com -- at the very top you'll see CHECKLIST HEADQUARTERS. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
September 24, 2018
On the evening of NFL Week 3, Shani and I breakdown what just happened....and what it means for the hobby. We also touch on: - MLB Postseason -- ROOKIES TO WATCH - LA Lakers and Shani's man crush on Rondo - Why aren't there more holiday's on the calendar? - What's up with Space Jam 2? - Retail and Hobby.... where is the "hobby" trending? - and a lot more! Check out our sponsor INKFROG @ http://www.breakerculture.com/inkfrog Check out BreakerCulture @ http://www.breakerculture.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
September 21, 2018
In this shorter episode, I spend 25min covered 3 important topics. | 2018 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball --- 1st week Price Trends --- What's up with wax pricing? --- How to approach Acuna/Soto/Ohtani/Torres | NFL Week 3 --- The Top 6 Rookies I'm watching --- The Baker Mayfield Show --- Upcoming Products | NBA Prizm Pricing Ladder (2017/18 Panini) --- Now is the time to invest! --- How are some of these guys holding such good value? --- Which players am I watching? --- How to use to this to your advantage? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
September 13, 2018
Every wonder how to turn a CAN OF BEANS into a lifelong profession? Today, Chris and I discuss how beans led to Group Breaks... We also chat about: - The secrets of running great breaks. - Looking back 5 years ago, what to improve on? - Random.Org Premium - Opening up a retail location - Chunky Cards vs Chrome Cards? - Why breakers aren't rippers/// - Allocations - Mason Rudolph a sleeper? - Favorite Products of the Year - The 1975, the NIGHT GAME, and other bands. ++ MORE.... || INKFROG || www.breakerculture.com/inkfrog || YOU NEED IT! || SHOW NOTES || https://www.breakerculture.com/bcweekly-ep24/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
September 9, 2018
This episode we spend the morning getting to know Chris from Crackin' Wax....one of the early breakers focused on Charity Breaks. We cover a LOT of random topics including: - How Crackin' Wax began... - Working with the wife...and how to do it well. - Ohtani a hobby distraction? - Panini Chronicles a winner? - Ginter Cryptocurrency - and much more.... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
September 3, 2018
Today we spend a morning chatting with Bryan with BH35 Sports Cards. Bryan has been a staple in the hobby since the early days in the group breaking scene...I think you'll enjoy the conversation! Topics include: How BH35 began? Reasons to cut cable? From Chicago to Miami... The early days of group breaking & the point he knew it was legitimate. The key things for new breakers to know. Are we in a hobby bubble? Spending $100 on Captain Underpants? Tom Hanks or....? So much more... - Rapid Fire Topics Include: Favorite Product of the Year? Worst product of the Year? Favorite Candy Bar? Favorite App on Phone?  || Need for Speed No Limits :-) Netflix or Prime? and much more... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
August 29, 2018
This week cover some of the past week's hobby craziness. - Topps Allen & Ginter Cryptocurrency - 2018 Panini Chronicles Baseball - 2018 Topps Fire Baseball - Who is the MLB Hobby RoY? - 2018 Panini Origins Football - and.... 2018/19 Panini Contenders Draft Basketball This week's sponsor is one of my all-time favorite tools -- InkFrog. If you are listing anything on eBay and need a way to juice up your sales, Inkfrog is what you need. We've been using for 3 years and it's been a game-changer. Head to www.breakerculture.com/inkfrog to learn more! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
August 23, 2018
In this episode we have a full-length interview with Matt from Cardboard Treasures. We cover a variety of topics including: From baseball scholarship to professional wrestling... Does being a professional wrestler helps with group breaking? How to handle terrible products? Don't be bullied by a Steelers Fan. Junk Food, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Hulk Hogan. Buzz Words in the hobby .... "blood bath" Check out the landing page here: https://www.breakerculture.com/bcweeklypodcast-ep20/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
August 21, 2018
This week we cover a TON of topics ranging from: New Releases: Topps Archives, Panini Unparalleled, & Crown Royale Upcoming Releases: Diamond Icons, High Tek Product Thoughts: 2019 Topps Life: How to handle friend that asks you to sell their cards or sees your massive inventory of cards. Much more! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
August 15, 2018
Today we spend an hour getting to know Tyler from Battlefield Box Breaks. They are entering their 2nd year as a Facebook breaker and have started to carve out their spot in the market. We talk about various products, 1st year as a breaker, keeping the wife happy, and so much more. Come on in and enjoy! Check us out at: www.breakerculture.com Check Battlefield out at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BattlefieldBoxBreaks/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
August 12, 2018
This week join us for a sports card infused discussion around; + National Sports Card Day + Retail Collecting + Football Release Mania + Topps Chrome vs Bowman + Tiger Woods + Fast Food Favorites + New Movies Thanks for listening -- be sure to check out the show details at www.breakerculture.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
August 6, 2018
We close the book on The NSCC and 2018 Topps Chrome...and we go around the horn on a bunch of fun topics. Including: NBA Draft, NFL prospects, Archives, Suits, Survivor, and much more. #BCWeekly --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
July 27, 2018
Ty and Shani kick back and chat about whatever comes to mind related to sports cards and life. This week they cover: Allen Ginter, Topps Chrome, The National Conference, Fountain Pens, Journaling, + Youth Sports. Enjoy! 101085 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
July 21, 2018
Living the hobby with Ty & Shani. Discussing Allen & Ginter release, NBA Summer League, Equalizer 2, and The Gin Blossoms. Come join us! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
May 11, 2018
Breaking down the highlights from the May 11th update for the 2018 Bowman Ladder. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
March 14, 2018
We review our 2 contests and also provide our Top 5 players to watch from a hobby perspective. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
March 10, 2018
We quickly discuss the disappointments with our 17/18 Select Basketball Case Breaks. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
March 7, 2018
We break down our recent NBA Rookie Pricing Ladder in 5min! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
March 6, 2018
We quickly break down the checklists for Optic Contenders Football and Donruss Baseball! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
March 5, 2018
What happening this week in hobby and how to approach Select/Optic/Donruss --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/breakerculture/support
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