Welcome to Crackin’ Wax!

Posted: May 6, 2015 by Crackin' Wax 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…






If you missed our 2017 Topps Museum charity case break tonight, you missed a pretty darn good case. Here’s the team-by-team hit break down.

Ryon Healy Signature Swatches sticker auto /299
Ryon Healy Signature Swatches sticker auto /50
Rollie Fingers auto /199
Reggie Jackson gold framed auto /10

Mike Trout/Bryce Harper Dual On-Card Auto Redemption

Carlos Correa quad relic /99
Dallas Keuchel relic /35
A.J. Reed Signature Swatches sticker auto /299
Jose Altuve Signature Swatches sticker auto /299
Jose Altuve Signature Swatches sticker auto /50

Julio Teheran relic /50

Ryan Braun relic /50

Wainwright/Molina/Carpenter/Martinez quad patch /99
Mark McGwire quad relic /25
Matt Carpenter Signature Swatches sticker auto /299
Aledmys Diaz auto /50

Kyle Schwarber auto /99

Adrian Gonzalez WBC quad relic /99
Justin Turner auto /199
Nomar Garciaparra jumbo patch sticker auto /5

Johnny Cueto patch /35

Carlos Santana patch /50

A.J. Ramos relic /35

Jacob deGrom quad relic /99
Noah Syndergaard triple relic sticker auto /199
Jacob deGrom auto /99

Trea Turner auto /199
Anthony Rendon triple relic sticker auto /199

Manny Machado quad relic /99
Britton/Gausman/Bundy/Wieters quad patch /99
Adam Jones quad relic /75

Starling Marte quad relic /99
Andrew McCutchen quad relic /25

Jurickson Profar patch /50

Mookie Betts quad relic /75
Koji Uehara patch /50
Ortiz/Pedroia/Price/Ramirez quad patch /25
Rick Porcello Signature Swatches sticker auto /299
Steven Wright auto /199
David Price auto /25

Brandon Finnegan patch /35

Andres Galarraga auto /50
Trevor Story triple relic sticker auto /199
Jon Gray triple relic sticker auto /25

Eric Hosmer WBC quad relic /99

Ian Kinsler WBC patch /45

Miguel Sano auto /50

Didi Gregorius WBC patch /75
Brett Gardner patch /10

Phillies and Rays got completely shut out (zero cards of any kind).

We also raised nearly $300 in charity for VDAY, too! All in all, it was a fun time as usual, and I can’t wait to do this again next year!

Thanks to some AMAZING collectors, we were able to donate $200 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from our 2017 Topps Series 2 charity case break! Phenomenal!

Our next charity case break coming up is one of my annual favorites, Topps Museum Collection. It’s actually LQ’s favorite thing to break each year (because HITS). We’ll be busting that case up in your face at 5pm C on Friday June 23 2017, so be sure to come back here then to watch and chat, or come back later to watch the replay! Don’t worry. If there are any code cards this time, I’ll be sure to keep the codes off camera. *WINK*

If you missed it, check out both our Series 2 break recap video AND our Series 2 Gut Reaction review video below! Thanks, enjoy, and we’ll see you Friday night!

Someone Stole Our MLB The Show 17 Codes

Posted: June 20, 2017 by Crackin' Wax in General
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MLB The Show 17 Code Card

On Saturday night, we busted a full case of 2017 Topps Series 2. In that case, we pulled 30+ MLB The Show 17 code cards. I delivered one card to each person in the break, and the leftovers went to another person. I have heard from some people that their codes have already been redeemed. The obvious answer is that someone watched our entire break, paused the video each time I pulled a code card, and stole the code.

Yes, I should have been more careful. I should not have allowed the codes to be shown on screen. Lesson learned. I do have to wonder, though, what kind of pathetic lowlife scans through a nearly five hour long video of a baseball card case break with the intent to STEAL?

So, if you were in our 2017 Topps Series 2 charity case break and your MLB The Show 17 code card does not work, I sincerely apologize. In the future, I will be more careful with any potential code cards that may be pulled in future products. As for the thief, you owe me and a lot of other people an apology.

You really can’t expect too much out of 2017 Topps Series 2, but we busted open a case and ripped it apart anyway. Did this follow-up to Series 1 beat expectations, or was it just another ho-hum low-end money grab? Also, is it really that obvious that I tried a new recording technique? Oh, well. I’ll do better next time. Enjoy!