18 September 2008

Updated Blogger Features

This has absolutely nothing to do with wax or even the breaking of wax, but it does have something to do with blogging, specifically with Blogger.com.

A new feature that I find nifty is the 'Following' feature. It's unique to the Blogger interface and I must say I'm a fan. For all of you Blogger users, check out this informative link.

I'll have some new pack breaks soon, but I'm currently on the DL. I'm injured... injured bad.

That's all I got...

- J.C.F.

16 September 2008

Week 2 Still The Same


Week two in the NFL has just come to an end and I'm still number one in my fantasy league. My recent success in drafting my team based on football cards has got me wondering if the same method will succeed in other facets of life. For Example: Why not take 10 packs of cards to Vegas with me in October and put 100 dollars down on a 10 game parlay with each pack deciding who will win. I think it may be worth a shot....

Any who I was wondering if anyone has their want/trade lists for football cards up. Also, I recently visited the hobby shop and bought a small chunk of cards. I'll have a breakdown of all of that tomorrow on my cherished day off.

I will leave you all with this question: Who do you start in week 3...? Brett Favre or Jason Campbell.


11 September 2008

What Would We Do Without Our Close Friends

I gotta give a special shout out to J.C.F. for "not burning the house down" while I was gone. He kept Wax Breaker going these past 5 months or so and without him you would still be seeing old posts about co-signers 08. So Thank you J.C.F. you're a damn good friend and an even better blogger.


Woowee It's Been a While

Hello fellow bloggers and readers of Waxbreaker,

I'm finally secure with a new condo, the internet(finally), and enough fundage to keep them both in line. Its good to finally be back to see that Waxbreaker is still up and running.

On my hiatus I was still able to keep up with all things card collecting via 1-2 hour long conversations with my buddy J.C.F. I saw the rise and somewhat fall of the retro sets and the slow completion of this years baseballs sets. I'm guessing that all baseball has left this year is Topps sterling which always pumps out some sweet cards. Too bad you have to make more money than I do to buy a pack but at least I can drool over someone opening a pack online. On the other hand football is in full swing and with the unlimited amount of sets they can throw at us I should be busy for a while.

While I was away I was able to get my hands on a box of A&G and a few packs of Goudy. I must say I still love A&G. I was lucky enough to pull 3 jerseys and a bat out of my box even though I was really looking forward to pulling that Abe Lincoln pubic hair.... As far as Goudey is concerned I could give a damn what Ken Griffey Jr or Derek Jeter have to say. What a waste of card space...OY. I was impressed with series 2 Topps and their silk collection cards. To finish baseball off I picked up some of the Topps and bowman chrome. Nothing too impressive out of the packs but I really enjoy that everything gets mixed together and chromed.

Football is a different story completely. So far I have grabbed a pack of stadium club that yielded a Johnathan Stewart jersey, a couple packs of Topps, and I did my entire fantasy draft based on a box of upper deck 08. Strangely enough I'm first place in my league after week one. I felt like a moron having to take Reggie Wayne as my first rounder but hey at least i didn't pull a Tom Brady card (suckers).

Simple layout for my draft:
-First pack first card= 1st round pick
-Second pack second card= 2nd round pick.. so on and so forth
-If that player is taken go to the next card
-If you have no more spots available for that position go to next card
It is a lot of fun and somehow it is paying off. The truth is I just wanted an excuse to buy cards haha.

I really look forward to catching up on every bodies blogs in the next few days. I am also going to have a talk with J.C.F. about some contest ideas and upcoming box/pack breaks.

Thank you all for reading the blog it means a lot to see you all return day after day even if there isn't any new content.


08 September 2008

3,000 Hit Club

Thank you to all of the readers of this little ol' blog that was started earlier this year. We have eclipsed 3,000 hits on the site and we look forward to amping it up and improving content in the near future.

Thanks and happy collecting,


Pack Break: 2008 Topps Chrome (Retail)

There's a story behind this pack, which you can read at Tulo Trader. I'm just going to get right into it:

64 Mark Buehrle


151 Curtis Granderson

215 Kyle McClellan

First Tulo pull in a while, so that was quite exciting... and a refractor!

I'll be back on the ball later this week... and word is Spud will be making his return!

Boom... outta here.

- J.C.F.

05 September 2008

2008 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects @ Wax Heaven

Mario broke it first, like always, so head on over to Wax Heaven for a preview.

So pumped up for this set!

02 September 2008

Set Building: 2008 UD Goudey

While looking through the latest packs and blasters of cards I've bought, I have realized that I'm almost pot-committed to completing the 2008 Upper Deck Goudey set, which I hope to do within the next couple of weeks. This is where I currently stand:

Base Set: 85/200

Baseball Greats Subset (SP's): 4/30 (Carlton Fisk, Wade Boggs, Tony Gwynn, Ozzie Smith)

United States Presidents Subset: 2/20 (Martin Van Buren, Andrew Jackson)

1936 Goudey Subset: 1/20 (David Ortiz)

Sports Royalty Subset: 5/60 (Bruce Jenner, Cael Sanderson, Julie Foudy, Kerri Walsh, Sidney Crosby)

Overall Set Completion: 97/330 = 29.39%

I would say that these stats are out of two retail blasters, four hobby packs and five retail packs. I also have quite a few duplicates, mainly of Carlos Pena, Joe Morgan, Chin-Lung Hu and a few others including doubles of the David Ortiz '36. Luckily in this last blaster, I pulled Tulo's base card which I will feature on Tulo Trader at some point. I might go ahead and pick up a hobby box in the near future, seeing as I've pulled many of the same players from the retail blasters. I'm also way behind on the subsets so I'm hoping that can fill in some gaps.

Now that I am officially putting this set together, I figure I might go ahead and let you all know what I need. If you too are building this set, shoot me an email with what you need and I'll send over any dupes that I might have.

I thank you all in advance for any help you might be of, and as always, let me know how I can help your collection! That's all for today.

Boom... outta here.

- J.C.F.

01 September 2008

Video Box Break: 2008 Goudey Blaster (Retail)

Another GREAT video box break of 2008 Goudey for ya. I need to start making these things a little more exciting...

Check it out by clicking on the image or the link to Viddler.com