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Trace ‘n Chase partners with Drew’s Breaks for an Unforgettable Hobby Weekend at Hype Festival 2024 in Athens!

Trace ‘n Chase partners with Drew’s Breaks for an Unforgettable Hobby Weekend at Hype Festival 2024 in Athens!

The first ever Gamers Lounge Hype Festival that took place in Athens, Greece during the last weekend of June over the Old Depot Station was a landmark event for sports enthusiasts, collectors, and fans of all ages as the area became a dynamic playground for gamers of all stripes in a fusion of e-sports, video games, street culture, music, cosplay and sports cards!

Among the highlights of the weekend was the successful collaboration between Trace ‘n Chase, a renowned sports cards and memorabilia shop, and Drew’s Breaks, a leading name in the world of sports card box breaking in Greece as, together, they brought the thrill of sports card collecting to life in an event that captivated attendees and created new fans of the hobby!

💥Box Breaking by Drew’s Breaks!

Box breaking is a phenomenon that has taken the sports card collecting world by storm. It involves opening a sealed box of sports cards and distributing the contents among participants who have purchased spots in the break. This method allows collectors to potentially obtain high-value cards at a fraction of the cost of purchasing an entire box. Box breaking sessions are often conducted live, adding an element of suspense and excitement as the packs are opened and the cards are revealed. Drew’s Breaks is celebrated for his engaging and educational approach to box breaking the last couple years together with his willingness to transmit the joy of collecting and educate festival-goers about this exciting aspect of the hobby.

Event Highlights:

The Trace ‘n Chase and Drew’s Breaks collaboration was a standout attraction at Hype Festival 2024. Their booth was a bustling center of activity, drawing in both seasoned collectors and curious newcomers. Throughout the weekend, several key events and activities took place:

➡️Live Box Breaking Sessions
Drew’s Breaks hosted multiple live box breaking sessions, providing a thrilling experience for participants. Collectors eagerly gathered around to watch as packs were opened, hoping to see a rare or valuable card emerge. The energy was palpable, with cheers and applause erupting each time a sought-after card was revealed.

➡️Educational Workshops
Understanding that many attendees were new to the world of sports card collecting, Trace ‘n Chase and Drew’s Breaks offered educational workshops. These sessions covered the basics of collecting, the history and evolution of sports cards, and tips on how to spot valuable cards. Participants left with a deeper appreciation for the hobby and the knowledge to continue their collecting journey.
Collectors also had the opportunity to interact with experts, ask questions, and gain insights into the trends and future of sports card collecting. These interactions added a personal touch to the event, fostering a sense of community among attendees.

A Resounding Success

The collaboration between Trace ‘n Chase and Drew’s Breaks at Hype Festival 2024 was an overwhelming success. The event not only entertained but also educated a diverse audience, igniting a passion for sports card collecting among many first-time collectors. The live box breaking sessions were a particular highlight, creating unforgettable moments for those in attendance. Trace ‘n Chase and Drew’s Breaks have set a high standard for future events, and collectors are already looking forward to what they have in store next.
As the dust settles on Hype Festival 2024, one thing is clear: the joy of collecting sports cards is alive and well, and the community is stronger than ever, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Trace ‘n Chase and Drew’s Breaks. Here’s to many more exciting events and the continued growth of this beloved hobby!


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