Posts Tagged ‘Upper Deck’

A couple of days ago, I asked you all which box of cards you would like to receive for free if I were to, hypothetically, give one away. Here are the results…

National Treasures 9 votes
Triple Threads 7 votes
Museum Collection 4 votes
Immaculate Collection 2 votes
Strata 2 votes
Topps Chrome 2 votes
2007 Elite Extra Edition 1 vote
2007 Ultimate Collection 1 vote
2011 Bowman Draft 1 vote
2013 Archives 1 vote
2014 Bowman Chrome 1 vote
2014 Triple Threads 1 vote
2015 Archives 1 vote
2015 Bowman Draft 1 vote
2015 Cooperstown Collection 1 vote
2015 Topps Update 1 vote
Five Star 1 vote
Allen & Ginter 1 vote
Archives 1 vote
Elite 1 vote
Tier 1 1 vote

A very small sample to be sure, but it appears that high end is the preference when it comes to free boxes of cards, and Panini’s National Treasures, the most expensive on the list, also tops the charts. I’d be curious to see how this survey would shake out with a much larger sample size, however it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if National Treasures remained the most popular choice.


The much-anticipated first-ever Ladies’ Night charity break is now open to the public! This break benefits the great organization, VDAY (a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls) and marks the break hosting debut of the amazing @literalquirk! As of this posting, there are 18 great spots still available!

To learn more about this unique break and to grab up your spots, just visit the Ladies’ Night Charity Mixer page found in the menu at the top of the blog.

A while back, a prominent female figure in the trading card collecting hobby posed a #CardChat topic on Twitter regarding women in the hobby following this year’s National Convention. The topic and responses given gave @literalquirk and I motivation to celebrate the wonderful women in our hobby by hosting our first ever Ladies’ Night Charity Mixer, a 10-box break which will benefit VDAY—a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Five dollars from each spot sold will be donated to this great cause!

Not only that, this break will mark the hosting debut of @literalquirk! Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this!

If you’re a female who loves to collect baseball cards and would like to help us raise money for a great cause, leave a comment here and I’ll give you the details on how to join in on the break! Don’t worry, guys. You’ll get your turn. We’re just giving the ladies first dibs!


I will be taking a bit of time now to begin figuring out the 2015 case break schedule. I wondered aloud on Twitter whether increasing my schedule from 5 cases per year to 2 cases per week was a good idea and if I could even sell out a football break. I believe that I have a loyal enough and large enough baseball collecting base to run at least 1 case break per month, though.

Upon determining the upcoming schedule and how to go about running the 2015 breaks, I wondered what YOU felt about our 2014 breaks here at Crackin’ Wax. So, whether you’ve taken spots in each break I’ve ever done or you’ve just sat silently on the sidelines, I’d like your input and feedback. Below are a list of questions about my breaks, past and future, that I’d like you to answer. The responses I get will greatly help in making sure I give YOU the best Crackin’ Wax Case Break experience that I can offer.

Thank you!

1: Which products would you like me to tackle in 2015? Doesn’t have to just be baseball.

2: I base my slot pricing on official checklists. In your opinion, has my slot pricing been fair?

3: Do you feel my “$5 back” skunk protection policy is fair? If not, what would you suggest?

4: Did you like the $20 spot reservation down payment ahead of full slot pricing? If not, would you rather wait until full slot pricing is available (typically a day after official checklist is released)?

5: Would you like to see fewer Charity breaks and more of the affordable non-charity breaks?

6: Do you enjoy the video presentation of the breaks (most times featuring @literalquirk as my sorter)? Do you have any suggestions on how to improve those presentations?

7: Although the Private Break has yet to take place, do you think this is a fair loyalty program? If not, what would you reasonably prefer?

8: How would you feel about an occasional “Ladies Night” break run by @literalquirk?

9: If you’ve never broken with us here before, please tell me what’s kept you from joining.

10: Which charities would you like us to benefit in 2015?

11: How would you feel about purchasing break spots from a virtual cart as opposed to being invoiced via PayPal?

12: Please offer any and all other feedback regarding our breaks here. All comments will be considered.

Thank you all SO MUCH for your support in 2014, not only in our breaks, but also in supporting all of the fantastic charities in which we’ve helped raise over $1500 for in this year alone! I look forward to running breaks for you in 2015!