If you have gotten this far looking around our website, I am sure you want to know who you are dealing with. My name is Steven Judd and I am a life-long card hobbyist/addict/enthusiast. I worked in the trading card industry at Donruss-Playoff (now Panini America), Topps and Upper Deck for several years in product development. Some of the more notable products I developed during my career were 2004 & 2005 Leaf Baseball, 2005 Absolute Memorabilia Baseball (2005 Beckett Baseball Product of the Year) and 2006 Topps Sterling (2006 Beckett Baseball Super Premium Product of the Year). I started my career after college at Beckett Publications as a Price Guide Analyst/Editor.
If you are watching one of my break videos and wonder why I make comments about cardstock, the thickness of memorabilia cards and various other random things that is why. I tend to look at cards from a manufacturing and cost standpoint because I did that for so many years while I worked in the industry. I rarely open any packs or boxes unless it is for one of my breaks so this is when I am usually seeing a product in my hands for the first time. While I am going through the cards, I am deconstructing the product in my head figuring out how much everything cost to print, cut and package.
So exactly how did I end up running my own breaks? I have watched breaks for a few years and have always enjoyed watching them. It is great opportunity to see new products and a lot of big hits without spending thousands of dollars to open cases of them yourself. I think the current community of breakers as a whole provides a great service to those who choose to participate in their breaks. I don’t have any delusions of grandeur in thinking I can provide a better experience than other breakers in the community, but I am able to provide a unique experience that is more affordable and more focused on the cards and products themselves.