Explaining What a Set Break is with Vintage Breaks and How You Can Join

Explaining What a Set Break is with Vintage Breaks and How You Can Join

Vintage Breaks is the world leader in set breaks! What exactly IS a set break? We'll explain what a set break is, how it works, and how you can join our next break with your chance at iconic cards such as a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie. 

You may have heard the term "set break" during our card breaks. Perhaps you've seen the MANY set breaks we have available on our website, too. Today we'll show you what a set break is, and how you can join in one of ours.

A complete set of cards is broken down by spot. For example, a 1986-87 Fleer basketball set has 132 total cards. A set break of this '86 Fleer would contain 132 spots. Each spot your purchase guarantees you one card from the set; everyone in the break will receive a card! Once all 132 spots are filled, we randomize the list of names that have a spot in the break live on our stream during our card breaks. After the random, the number you land on correlates to the card you'll receive from the set. Using that 1986-87 Fleer set, if your name lands on spot number 1 after the random, you take home card number 1 in the set - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. If you land on spot 57, card number 57 is yours - the Michael Jordan rookie card!

A set break is a wonderful way for you to own a big-time card at a small-time price. Imagine paying $19.50 for a Wayne Gretzky rookie card! How would you love to own a Mickey Mantle rookie card for $249.50?

We have multiple, incredible set breaks available on our site for you right now. Here are a just a few set breaks you can join:

1986-87 Fleer Basketball with a PSA 9 Michael Jordan rookie:


  • 132 spots
  • Michael Jordan rookie PSA 9
  • Hakeem Olajuwon rookie PSA 9
  • Julius Erving PSA 9 
  • Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Isiah Thomas, and more!

Each spot is $350 and you can purchase your spots HERE.


1952 Topps Baseball Partial Set Break with Mickey Mantle Rookie:



  • 311 spots
  • Mickey Mantle rookie PSA 1
  • Willie Mays rookie PSA 1
  • Yogi Berra SGC 4.5
  • Bob Feller, Duke Snider, Warren Sphan, and more!

Each spot is $249.50 and you can purchase your spots HERE.


1965 Topps Football Set Break with Joe Namath Rookie:



  • 176 spots
  • Joe Natham rookie SGC 1.5
  • Fred Biletnikoff rookie SGC 4.5
  • George Blanda SGC 7
  • Don Maynard, Len Dawson, Jack Kemp, and more!

Each spot is $75 and you can purchase your spots HERE.


1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Set Break with Wayne Gretzky Rookie:


  • Wayne Gretzky rookie SGC 4
  • Gordie Howe ISA 4.5
  • Ken Dryden ISA 5
  • Bobby Hull, Guy La Fleur, Phil Esposito, and more!


Each spot is $19.50 and you can purchase your spots HERE.

These are just a handful of our set breaks. To see ALL of our set breaks, head over to Vintage Breaks and get your spots today!

To see how a set break works, here is a 1964 Topps baseball set break:



Vintage Breaks offers THE BEST VALUE IN BREAKING.

When you check out for a spot on the site, the price you see is the price you pay. Taxes and shipping are included! Your cards always come protected in holders. The last time you mailed a package out had to have set you back more than three bucks, right? If you buy a $3.00 spot, you get your card holdered and shipped for that price.

Lack of product in stores has been a problem; we see the same empty shelves that you do. If you can't find cards, Vintage Breaks is your solution.

FUN!  Cards are our passion! Isn't it just more fun to chat with other collectors? Come hang with us and other collectors just like you during our breaks!  

A Vintage Breaks, we have our main breaking show in New Jersey (The North), to go with our night owls in the South (Georgia), and the West (Arizona). Our newest shows, VB Mid-West, and VB Buffalo are now live to help get our breaks to fit YOUR schedule! 


If you have sealed wax, vintage or modern, that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss or get our industry-leading purchase offer.  We're always interested in both sealed product of both sport and non-sport.  Whether you have that pack of 1977 Star Wars, that rare 1955 Bowman cello pack, a wax box of 1984 Topps football, Pokémon, or 2019 Panini National Treasures basketball you'd like to sell, we'd love to hear from you!


If you have any questions about a product, break, shipping, or even if you're interested in SELLING a collection, reach out any time!

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