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We’ve Moved!

Posted: September 11, 2017 by Crackin' Wax in General

If you’ve been following us and you haven’t already heard, we’ve moved our free site over to a paid site. The URL,, is the same, but the new blog is on a different server. That means this will be the last blog post on the old free site, which we’ve used since December 6, 2008. If you’ve enjoyed our content in the past, including our breaks and videos, we suggest you go to our new blog at and re-follow us from there.

Thank you so much for your continued support, and we hope to be able to serve you further!


When I kicked off the 2017 Allen & Ginter Charity Case Break, I put out a challenge to other group breakers to join us in our efforts to raise as much as possible for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Not one single group breaker responded to that challenge. However, before I made that public challenge, I reached out to Buckeye City Sports Cards, and they answered the call.

If you missed out on our A&G charity case break, Buckeye has you covered. They’ve even got a great charity prize pack, too! Go grab some spots and enter to win some great prizes!

Oh, before I forget, they’re raising money another way, too. They’ll donate an additional dollar for every Retweet of the tweet below!

$10,000 RAISED!

I am proud to announce that because of ALL OF YOU we have surpassed the $10,000 mark in total funds raised for various charities! This past weekend’s Allen & Ginter Charity Case Break was the most successful charity break we’ve ever done, bringing in nearly $1500 for Big Brothers Big Sisters!

I am completely humbled and in awe by this experience. Throughout this year, I’ve seen some ugliness in some corners of this hobby. The kind of goodness and generosity that has been consistently shown by the vast majority of this hobby overcomes all of that on a daily basis. There is absolutely no way I can thank each and every one of you enough for helping to make such a huge difference in this world. Now let’s go get $25,000!


As I mentioned, this weekend’s break was huge. Not only did we raise more money in this break than any other break we’ve ever done, the break itself was awesome! All cards have been shipped, and the charity prize packs will be shipped off next. Oh… but who won?

The hits we pulled were amazing! More autos than I expected, a redemption, a book card, and a heck of a lot more!

Interesting to note, one of those rip cards PROBABLY has a mini metal card #/3 inside of it. Here’s how I know…

I want to send an extra special HUGE shout out to Hero Habit for auctioning off cards as part of our A&G Charity Case Break. They even somehow managed to auction off a Crackin’ Wax autograph card for $100!

Another big shout out to Buckeye City Sports Cards for helping to promote our A&G Charity Case Break and the Charity Prize Packs. They’ll be holding their own A&G Charity Case Break this weekend, so if you missed out on ours, go grab your team there when they post the break!


The super popular Non-Baseball spot in our upcoming 2017 Allen & Ginter charity case break is now available! This will be sold via ebay auction, and 100% of its proceeds will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Make your bid now, help us do some good for a great cause, and win some awesome cards! GOOD LUCK!

Jason Wong Topps Allen & Ginter Giveaway

We just got another amazing addition to our 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Charity Prize Pack. This one comes from amazing Ginter Codebreaker Jason Wong! Not only has he sent us his own autographed mini, he’s also given us one of the exclusive 1/1 Codebreaker mini autos that he won from Topps by cracking the 2008 Ginter Code!

The 2017 Allen & Ginter Charity Prize Pack is full of awesome cards and prizes. It is also a great way for you to help us do even more good for an amazing cause! To enter this one-person-takes-all giveaway, simply click the PayPal Donate button 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 2017 Allen & Ginter Charity Case Break! You may enter as many times as you like! Entries will be accepted until 1pm C Saturday July 22 2017. The drawing will be held live immediately following the 2017 Allen & Ginter Charity Case Break using to determine the winner. Please, help us raise $2500 for a great cause!

As of 7/10/17, this year’s Charity Prize Pack contains: 18 Autographed Letter Patches that spell out “KEEP CRACKIN THAT WAX” in a frame (Donated by Debbie P.), and a $25 eBay Gift Card plus 1 2017 Topps Series 2 Jumbo Hobby Pack (Donated by Debbie U.), a Topps A&G “Crack The Code” insert signed by Jason Wong, a 10th Anniversary stamped Topps A&G Buyback signed by Jason Wong, a 2009 Topps A&G Jason Wong Mini Auto NNO #/50, and a Topps A&G CODEBREAKER Chris Volstad mini auto 1/1 (Donated by Jason Wong).



GOAL: $2500
TOTAL: $221
(as of 7/10/17)