2014 Private Break Update

Posted: October 19, 2014 by topher in Panini, Topps
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Just wanted to give you all a quick update on the status of the Private Break. All spots have been taken and paid for. I had hoped to be able to break tonight if all of the spots were gone, but I’m simply not feeling as well as I was anticipating. Friday’s surgical procedure and its subsequent recovery is taking its toll on me. Because of this, as much as I really want to tear into some wax, I think it’s best if I rest and stay on schedule. So, for now, we’ll stick to the original break date of November 12. That should give me plenty of time to get healed up and re-energized.

I really wanted to do this break this weekend. I guess I overestimated my ability to recover. I hope you all understand.

Thank you all very much!

2014 Private Break Is OPEN

Posted: October 11, 2014 by topher in Panini, Topps
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If you were involved in any of my charity case breaks this year, you were e-mailed an invitation and discount for this year’s Private Break. If you think you did not get your e-mail, you may want to check your junk/spam. If it’s not there, send me a comment on this post and I’ll re-send your invitation and discount. Got your invitation and discount? Then you’d better get in there and get your spots FAST! Over half of the spots are already gone!

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Yes, there was a life for me before trading cards, before charity case breaks, and before I met Literal Quirk. Once upon a time, I had a passion for a different hobby—music. Way back when, nearly 20 years ago, some high school friends and I got together to do something we all thought only stoners from Seattle could do.

Sounding familiar already? Not only have I been blabbing about it for a while now on Twitter, I also posted at some length about it before. All of that work has now come full circle.

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In 1997, my old band, then called Spindle, put out our one and only CD. I have since cleaned it up, remastered it, corrected a few mistakes, added some guitar parts to a couple of tracks, added some bonus material and made it available for download for the first time ever. Our sound is comparable to a convergence of Veruca Salt and Smashing Pumpkins with a killer female lead singer. We were 90s alt-grunge-rock with raw, unfiltered grit. The album has actually held up nicely over the years and sounds even better with the remastering.

Today, the remastered re-issue of our 1997 album, “Henrietta’s Mix,” is now available for download at places like iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and CDBaby. It’s also available at streaming sites such as Pandora, iHeartRadio, Spotify and SoundCloud.

What makes this occasion even sweeter? All proceeds are going to be donated to the Human Rights Campaign! In fact, every play our music gets on air and online earns us even more money to donate!

My hope is that all of my readers here will give the album a spin and check us out and, if you like the music, to please download the album! Even if you don’t like our style of music, I hope you’ll still give the album at least one play. Hell, you can hit play, mute the audio and just let the thing play! You’ll still be helping us do some good for a really great cause! So, please, give us a listen, download our album, and let your friends and family know about us so we can donate even more! Thank you so much—we ALL appreciate your support!

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Bowman Chrome Case Break: LIVE! NOW!!

Posted: September 30, 2014 by topher in Bowman Chrome
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TEAM ASSIGNMENTS

Alexander O.
Andrew P.
Andrew P.
topher
Deb U.
Deb U.
Deb U.
Deborah P.
Deborah P.
Deborah P.
Edwin “Casey” J.
Ken R.
Kimberly K.
Kirk M.
Kirk M.
Nationals
D-Backs
Pirates
Orioles
Astros
Cardinals
Yankees
Giants
Mets
Tigers
Rockies
Royals
A’s
Cubs
Phillies
Kirk M.
Kirk M.
Matthew S.
Olaf H.
Raymond H.
Raymond H.
Raymond H.
Raymond H.
Raymond H.
Raymond H.
Reid G.
Richard B.
Ross M.
Stacy M.
Tony L.
Twins
Braves
Padres
Red Sox
Angels
Reds
Blue Jays
Brewers
Dodgers
Indians
Rangers
Rays
White Sox
Mariners
Marlins
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We are sold out and teams have now been assigned! Please check the table below for your team assignments.

Alexander Oey
Andrew Palo
Andrew Palo
topher
Deb U.
Deb U.
Deb U.
Deborah Paolello
Deborah Paolello
Deborah Paolello
Edwin “Casey” Jones
ken russo
Kimberly Kossick
Kirk M.
Kirk M.
Kirk M.
Kirk M.
Matthew S.
Olaf Hoffmoen
Raymond Hyde
Raymond Hyde
Raymond Hyde
Raymond Hyde
Raymond Hyde
Raymond Hyde
Reid Geurts
Richard Brassell
ross maute
Stacy M.
Tony L.
Nationals
D-Backs
Pirates
Reds
Astros
Cardinals
Yankees
Giants
Mets
Tigers
Rockies
Royals
A’s
Cubs
Phillies
Twins
Indians
Padres
Red Sox
Angels
Orioles
Blue Jays
Brewers
Dodgers
Braves
Rangers
Rays
White Sox
Mariners
Marlins

Here is video for verification…

TEAM SLOT TRADING
Team slot trading is allowed and can only be done via the comments section of the 2014 Bowman Chrome case break page. Trades must be agreed to and confirmed by me before the start of the break at 5pm Central on Tuesday September 30 2014.

The break will be broadcast via the Crackin’ Wax YouTube channel right here at Crackin’ Wax. See you Tuesday!