Two of my group breaks have come at the hands of Crackin' Wax. The husband and wife team are entertaining on the stream, have a passion for the product, and treat the cards well. For whatever reason I decided to buy into their 2017 Topps Chrome, half-case break.
I strongly dislike this year's Topps design but Chrome cards typically look nice, even if the base design isn't savoy.
I have't yet to hit a nice card in my group breaks so did I have any luck this time?
As expected, I hit all of the base cards with some extras to boot.
The lone insert of the bunch. I don't recall if this exact card was in Topps Flagship. I know this insert set was included previously. I will admit these are a fun look at at a player's Bowman cards.
Enough teasing with the boring cards, you came to see some hits! It turns out the very first hit of the break was for ME! I could not wait to see that beauty in person. And wouldn't you know, I had another hit on the way!
When my spoils arrived at my house I checked and double checked but did not see the two autograph cards! After e-mailing Crackin' Wax, they quickly said they would track down what happened. A day later, the mix-up was solved and the cards would be on their way to me shortly. 100% professional service and in no way nefarious.
My two cards literally came to me from the Tampa Bay Rays. After trading us back Erasimo Ramirez (who admittedly has performed adequately since coming over to the Mariners), I couldn't believe that I had been fleeced by the Rays, again. All was well, though!
There we go. A purple parallel of Dan Vogelbach! I would have much rather preferred Mitch Haniger, as Vogelbach is going to languish down in AAA for who knows how long. An auto numbered to 250 is still a solid hit. The base auto was a nice little bonus.
I'm not one to buy into group breaks regularly but I can confidently say that Crackin' Wax has done well by me.