The ALREADY super popular 2015 Topps Museum Case Break, our first high-end break of the year, is now available! Secure your team spots in this pre-sale with a non-refundable $20 downpayment per team, then pay the rest later! Just scroll up to the top of the blog, hover over the Crackin’ Wax Case Breaks menu, then click on the 2015 Topps Museum Collection page to get started!

It was revealed earlier today that the “A Legend Begins” Nolan Ryan insert set and the “A Legend Retires” Sandy Koufax insert set would be retail exclusives. This information was not included on either the checklist or the sell sheet. The slot pricing was determined before this information was revealed to me, therefore all spot prices are incorrect. Prices for the Dodgers, Angels, Astros, Mets and Rangers should be lower and prices for all other spots should be higher. I will be adjusting prices or refunding some money for the aforementioned teams, however I will not be raising prices for any of the other spots.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

2015 Topps Heritage Checklist Is LIVE

Posted: February 24, 2015 by topher in Heritage, Topps
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Last week, Topps tweeted out that the 2015 Heritage checklist would be released early this week, and they kept their promise. Topps has released checklists on products early twice in a row now, and I’m a big fan of it. Hopefully this trend continues.

Some interesting things to note upon a quick glance—the Dodgers are absolutely dominating this checklist. It’s not even close. Even if you take out the 15-card Koufax set, the team with the 2nd-most cards (the Giants) is still nowhere close. The Padres, on the other hand, are very poorly represented. In fact, there are no Padres hits whatsoever in this year’s Heritage. Anyone looking for Padres hits in breaks, pay attention! I even sent some money back to my Padres guy.

A peculiar thing that I ran across was how David Price is to be represented in a couple of Then & Now cards. He is paired with Sandy Koufax in two of those cards and is listed as playing for both the Rays and the Tigers on each card. I’m not entirely sure how these cards will look—perhaps he’s shown on each card twice? He is also listed that way on card number 226, another multi-player card. All of his solo cards, however, have him listed with the Tigers.

CASE BREAK PRICING
The upcoming 2015 Topps Heritage case break has now been priced and all those who have a 2015 Season Pass and those who have made $20 downpayments on teams in this break have been invoiced! Those invoices are due in full by 5pm Central on Saturday March 7 2015—that’s 2 hours before the break goes live. Thanks!

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Pitchers and catchers reported today—for the Twins, at least. This has gotten me so antsy for the 2015 baseball season, regardless of how terrible my team is, that I’m even resorting to watching old Twins commercials just to tide me over. Here! Have a watch. Some of them are downright hilarious. Keep your eye out for Johan Santana, Joe Nathan, Francisco Liriano, Michael Cuddyer, and other notable former Twins while I yearn for a time when watching the Twins play baseball wasn’t painful. Enjoy!

Waxtopia’s “Card For Karma”

Posted: February 21, 2015 by topher in General
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Fellow collector, blogger, and 2015 Crackin’ Wax Case Break Season Pass holder, John of Waxtopia, has an absolutely incredible 1957 Topps Roberto Clemente that he’s auctioning for charity and an even better story behind it. Please, at the very least, read his story and, if at all possible, give him a nice bid.

THANKS!