The Future of Crackin’ Wax

Posted: September 21, 2015 by Crackin' Wax in General


new_logo_112413_cb With just a couple of case breaks left to go this year, it’s time to decide just what in the world to do in 2016. After gathering up some feedback and balancing that out with other things currently happening in my world, it’s clear that there will be some major changes.

First of all, this IS a blog, isn’t it? I think it’s high time I get back to treating it like one. I’ve been far too protective of my personal opinion regarding the hobby in fear that any negativity I may feel might impact my ability to raise donations for our charity breaks.

Speaking of charity breaks—each and every single break I do in 2016 will be for charity. I will also be eliminating some products from our break schedule. The reason being that some products have proven to be unpopular and unreliable for charity breaks. We run in the red as it is. Taking a hit because a product is subpar would put us out. As I’ve said many times before, I don’t do this to make money. This doesn’t pay the bills, nor do I want it to. That said, if I think a product isn’t worthy to be used as a charity break (I’m looking at you, Topps Chrome), then I’ll say so.

Speaking of Topps Chrome—this year’s case was flat out awful. So much so, in fact, that I may never break a case of Topps Chrome ever again. Refractors were hard to see, the checklist ended up being pretty weak, and the collation was a nightmare. Don’t believe me? Check this out…

Topps is going to have to do something pretty significant to that product to make me want to use that for a charity break. It kind of reminds me of the crapburger that was Turkey Red when it was an online exclusive. Yuck. Again, not worthy of a charity break.

The Season Pass was a fun experiment, and those who signed up for it were, for the most part, totally on board. However, some of those who were not able to get in on the Season Pass felt that they were unfairly shut out. Therefore, the Season Pass is no more and it’s back to bweezniss as per yoozh. Those who have signed up for the Group Breaks Mailing List will still get pre-sale notices and we will still institute a $20 non-refundable spot reservation for those who don’t want to wait around to see what the spot prices will be.

While it is highly unlikely, the possibility is there that we may cease to run any case breaks of any kind—charity or no. The reason for this is that I am seriously ramping things up with Varsity Trading Cards (my company in which we design and print professional trading cards for high school teams). We are smack dab in the middle of completely redesigning the website and ordering process as well as forging a partnership which will help us significantly reduce pack prices. The hope is that this makes me so busy that LQ and I can both quit our day jobs but still be able to run charity case breaks throughout the year. If things go REALLY well, we may have to put Crackin’ Wax out to pasture.

Thanks to those of you who have stuck with us through the years. We hope that we can continue to improve what we do here. As always, feedback is delicious, so serve us up a heaping helping any time!

  1. VFTSB says:

    Very glad you’re bringing Crackin Wax back to its roots. I miss hearing your opinions on things. Can’t blame you for shutting out a product like that. Topps has made some strides this year, but has seriously faltered in some areas too.

  2. Andrew says:

    Geez that case was horrible.

  3. jumper48 says:

    It is strange but all of the Chrome dupes are Pitchers except for the Ryan Rua cards.

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