Welcome to Crackin’ Wax!

Posted: May 6, 2015 by topher in General
Hello and welcome! Please, make yourself at home. Looking to join a good case break? Just head up to the Crackin’ Wax Case Breaks menu! Have some Twins autographs you’d like to get rid of? Go check out my “Want List!” Want to know what my wife thinks of her husband collecting baseball cards? Then you should read “The Better Half!” Looking for new blog posts? Just scroll down.

And now, a video of our cat making baseball cards…

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It’s time to bust into our charity case of 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter! Whether you have any spots in the break or not, please come on in and view the break and join the chat. Just head to the top of the blog, click the Crackin’ Wax Case Breaks menu and select 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Charity! All money raised from this charity break will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

CHARITY PRIZE UPDATE
We have been raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters by raffling a massive charity prize for just five bucks per entry! TONIGHT ONLY—you will get TWO ENTRIES for every $5 donation you make during the live break! To enter, just donate below! You can enter as often as you like! The drawing will be made following the conclusion of the break. Donations can be made until then! Do some good, win some loot!


DONATION PROGRESS

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GOAL: $2500
TOTAL: $1007

(as of 7/25/15)

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Later tonight at 7pm Central, we’ll FINALLY be shredding up our charity case of 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter! Whether you have any spots in the break or not, you’ll want to be back here tonight to view the break and join the chat. Just head to the top of the blog, click the Crackin’ Wax Case Breaks menu and select 2015 Toppscards Allen & Ginter Charity! All money raised from this charity break will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

CHARITY PRIZE
Not only are we raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters through our Allen & Ginter group case breaks, Crackin’ Wax is also raffling off a massive charity prize for just five bucks per entry! To enter, just donate below! You can enter as often as you like! The drawing will be made following the conclusion of the break. Donations can be made until then! Do some good, win some loot!


DONATION PROGRESS

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GOAL: $2500
TOTAL: $1007

(as of 7/25/15)

15ag_logoIf any of you reading this right now know anything at all about Crackin’ Wax, then you already know that tomorrow night is a huge night for us. No other case break gets this much time and effort from us, and it’s all for a really great cause. You’ve been bombarded by tweets, posts, newsletters, and even Facebook ads just so I could do my part to raise $2500 for Big Brothers Big Sisters. My goal this year was to get as my other breakers involved in this project as possible, and four amazing breakers have stepped up to the plate: The Case Breakers, Layton Sports Cards, Mojo Box Breaks, and Ultimate Box Breaks. Collectors, manufacturers, and vendors have also been awesome in helping me put together an incredible charity prize: Deb P., Topps, Reid G., Deb U., Super Break, and Waxtopia. I can’t tell you how incredibly thankful I am to know all of you and how grateful I am of your help in this ambitious yet very worthy project.

As of this posting, we have just over $1600 left to raise. If every single one of my Twitter followers entered the charity prize drawing just once, we’d beat our total goal by nearly $7000. Reaching this goal isn’t impossible, and there’s still time left. If you love baseball cards and helping out great causes, then I hope you’ll enter the charity prize drawing!

CHARITY PRIZE
Not only are we raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters through our Allen & Ginter group case breaks, Crackin’ Wax is also raffling off a massive charity prize for just five bucks per entry! To enter, just donate below! You can enter as often as you like! Do some good, win some loot!


DONATION PROGRESS

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GOAL: $2500
TOTAL: $920

(as of 7/24/15)

PLEASE RETWEET BELOW TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

If you’ve never bought Allen & Ginter before, this is the year to do it. Perhaps not since its initial run 10 years ago has this set been as anticipated. I mean, why wouldn’t it be? There are Kris Bryant autos in it for cryin’ out loud! I’m so excited for it that I couldn’t wait for the A&G charity case break this weekend—I had to go get myself a blaster!

I highly suggest getting a spot in Mojo Box Breaks’ A&G case break. Not only is it part of our charity break, but they’re busting it live at The National! There are still plenty of spots left AND it’s for a great cause! Proceeds are going to Big Brothers Big Sisters!

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Tomorrow, the 10th Anniversary edition of Topps Allen & Ginter will be officially released. This Saturday night, we’ll be holding our huge annual Allen & Ginter Charity Case Break! Along with that break we’ll be raffling off a charity prize—and it’s crazy loaded! Thanks to John at Waxtopia, we’ve added another bunch of awesome items!

That’s not all that we’ll be giving away. In fact, the list of items in the prize has grown to a ridiculous size, and we expect more items to be added! Below is a complete list of what is in the charity prize pack to this point.

DONATED BY DEB P.
Yordano Ventura Graded 9.5/10 Auto 199/500 (Royals)
Kyle Schwarber Gold Auto 07/50 (Cubs)
Brock Holt Auto (Red Sox)
Jake Odorizzi Auto (Rays)
Edwin Encarnacion Auto 01/50 (Blue Jays)
Mike Mussina Auto 08/15 (Yankees)
Tim Berry Auto 214/250 (Orioles)
Christian Yelich Auto 084/399 (Marlins)
Mario Hollands Auto (Phillies)
Noah Syndergaard Auto (Mets)
Jordan Zimmerman Patch Auto 06/25 (Nationals)
Christian Bethancourt Auto (Braves)
Matt Adams Auto (Cardinals)
Andy Van Slyke Auto (Pirates)
Billy Hamilton Auto 114/250 (Reds)
Jean Segura Auto (Brewers)
Wilin Rosario Auto (Rockies)
Kevin Mitchell Auto (Giants)
Chris Owings Auto 15/15 (D-backs)
Corey Seager Auto (Dodgers)
Yangervis Solarte Auto 39/50 (Padres)
Ivan Rodriguez Auto 56/99 (Rangers)
C.J. Wilson Auto 91/99 (Angels)
Dennis Eckersley Auto 06/15 (A’s)
Mike Zunino Auto 60/75 (Mariners)
Craig Biggio Auto (Astros)
Jason Kipnis Auto (Indians)
Courtney Hawkins Auto (White Sox)
Nick Castellanos Auto (Tigers)
Byron Buxton Auto (Twins)
Ty Cobb Rookie Class Ring Manu-relic (Tigers)
Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty (Book)
Vintage Baseball Card Locker

DONATED BY TOPPS
1 hobby box 2015 Bowman

DONATED BY CRACKIN’ WAX
1 hobby box 2015 Allen & Ginter

DONATED BY LITERAL QUIRK
Custom Wheaties Box from General Mills

DONATED BY REID G.
Jean Segura Autographed Baseball

DONATED BY DEB U.
AJ Burnett Autographed Baseball w/COA

DONATED BY SUPER BREAK
PSA/DNA Certified Authentic Walter Payton Autographed Index Card

DONATED BY WAXTOPIA
Kyle Gibson RC 081/125 (Twins)
Jackie Robinson Triple Threads 139/250 (Dodgers)
Ryan Eades Auto (Twins)
Cole Hammels Mini Framed Relic (Phillies)
Don Sutton Unity Relic 28/36 (Dodgers)
Will Middlebrooks Triple Relic Auto 6/9 (Red Sox)
Prince Fielder Double Relic 18/50 (Tigers)

Can you believe that ALL OF THIS could be yours for an easy yet generous donation of just five bucks? By donating for this great cause and helping us reach our goal of raising $2500, you’re doing a lot of good and you could walk away with a pretty amazing prize.

HOW TO ENTER
To enter, simply click the PayPal Donate button below to donate $5 to Big Brothers Big Sisters. After your donation has been received, you will be entered for a chance to win the prize pack during the live raffle after the Allen & Ginter charity case break! Each $5 donation earns you 1 entry. Entries are unlimited, so feel free to donate as much or as little as you like!


DONATION PROGRESS

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GOAL: $2500
TOTAL: $784

(as of 7/21/15)

PLEASE RETWEET BELOW TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD!