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Thomas Traded Government Job for Sports Cards

We don’t know exactly when case breaks/box breaks were born but we do know that in a short period of time they’ve become a big deal among collectors/flippers who like to sample new sports card products.  For one hobby professional, they’ve become a way of life.

Matt ThomasMatt Thomas, manager of Blowout Cards’ Fantastic Store in Chantilly, VA, was one of Blowout’s biggest customers prior to leaving his old job behind to sell cards.

Eventually, he left a good job with the U.S. State Department to break boxes for customers who order anything and everything the card companies are putting out there.

Thomas calls his bold move “probably the best decision I ever made in my life.”

The Loudoun Times stopped at the store to produce this story on the hobby and an accompanying video.

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