TCC WACKY WAXBUSTIN' WEEKEND!
The first ever Wacky Waxbustin' Weekend is coming this spring!
What is it, you might ask? The fundamental right of mankind is freedom, and so too for trading cards! Cards the world over are imprisoned in waxy, paper, or foil wrappers and then hidden away in cardboard boxes sealed in shrink wrap! Who knows how long some of these innocent cards have been locked away, having not once seen the light of day since their birth during mass production. Our mission? Bust 'em out!
Want to participate? Participation is easy. Buy a box of cards - any box - and bust it open on April 3 and 4, 2010. Once opened, you must share the contents of the box with the rest of the Waxbustin' Weekenders in a special thread dedicated to the event. Tell us where you got it, why, and what you think about it. Share with us and we share with you! We're in this together... For the cardboard! And freedom!
Can you do this live? It might be easier you keep your box breaks contained within a single post, so as not to confuse the other people who may be busting boxes at that time. However, there may be a defined schedule once the event nears so that we can dedicate a certain time period to LIVE breaks. Stay tuned!
What about video breaks? Not a problem. Record it and post it with a summary! In fact, it might be fun to see some people on camera who haven't been before! It's up to you!
How many boxes can you bust? As many as your heart desires and your wallet can afford. We aren't going to limit people on what they can open, nor how much. You wanna open a blaster box? Go for it. A case of Heritage? More power to ya. Some Exquisite? Bring it on.
Is this just sports? New stuff? You can open a box of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from 1990, you can open 2010 Topps Baseball, or even a box of Magic: The Gathering cards. Hobby, retail, both. Sports, non-sports, gaming, all of the above. There's only one rule: Sealed box of packs of cards.
Do you have to announce what you're opening before the weekend or can it be a surprise? Up to you!
Please remember! This is not a competition, it's about having fun!
My sincere hope is that many of you will participate and that all of you will support our first Wacky Waxbustin' Weekend! A success will bring more events such as this to Trading Card Central!
Comments, questions? This is the place to ask.
I will save my change from today until that day for wax!
I think I'm in. I'll have to see what my budget allows, but I'm sure I can manage something.
Great idea, Andrew! I will most DEFINITELY be getting at least 1 box for this event!
3 Days before my birthday this happens. You bet ill be getting myself an early gift
I have a question: I like the wax wombat have a very hard time keeping unopened wax (boxes) in my house without getting the urge to just rip into them, so how do I hold out this long? I am usually lucky if a box sits in my house for a week, let alone a day. Any help would be appreciated.
I found that if you lock it away in your closet, it's an out of sight, out of mind kind of deal. It's much easier when it's put away than when it's out sitting in front of you... looking at you, staring at you, daring you to open it...
Also, I will be buying a box of basketball for this as well... What and when? Not sure yet
Gee what a wonderful idea in honor of my birthday (the 4th).
I'm not sure if I'll have something around to bust or not. If I remember to I'll try to have something. Maybe even ustream it.
If a stray box or two finds it way to me for my Birthday by way of a generous TCC member I wouldn't object.
Woo, dual event! lol
For sure gonna have to get myself an early birthday present...or maybe I will get my presents 2 days earliy to participate for free
Sounds fun to me and April 4th is also my birthday!!
I hope that will bring me Mojooo!
I think we might have to make an exception or two here...
Things like Just Minors helmets, mini bats, and 8x10s include packs and/or cards. I think we should allow these.
Same with other memorabilia (balls, helmets) from Tristar Hidden Treasures.
Also, multi-pack boxes (boxes of 10 or whatever random packs from different manufacturers) should be allowed as well.
Im My Tax Rreturn Is Good To Me, Ill Be Gettin A CrapTon or BKB, Prolly A SPGU Case! :D:D:D
No doubt. I am in!! Sounds like a great time to me!!! Fun Fun Fun
I love this idea! I hope I have some money! haha
Sounds like a lot of fun! You can count me in. Maybe after we bust all that wax our next event can be a trade a thon.
Some interesting news:
Folks, if you would like to do something unique... On or a day before the 3rd of April, you can order a box (or boxes) from Chris at Cards Infinity and he'll open them and plug Wacky Waxbustin' Weekend on Youtube (just be sure to tell him what it's for and provide a link to the box busting thread)! Find Chris at http://www.cardsinfinity.com and http://www.youtube.com/user/chri5784
I sent him and email and he's totally willing to help us out with video breaks. A nice side effect is that it might bring TCC some more members, as he has a large following.
I'm also trying to work on something with Dave & Adam's... My rep there has to "ask the boss" so we'll see.
im in for a box or 2
will be nice to open a little more wax its been a while
Seems like this will be fun. Gonna try and find an old school box. or 2
Glad to have you all aboard. It will be fun!
Still working on sponsors...
My Birthday's the 30th, so either I'll be saving some Birthday Boxes, or spendign some birthday Dough on some boxes to break for this thing!!!
This sounds great, I'll certainly
i am in for shure
Count me in as well. Will most likely do my "waxbustin" on the 4th. I might even get my 7 yr old daughter involved with some Disney product to bust.
I'm gonna bust a move for sure! I'm thinking 3 boxes...one thing I like, one thing I never opened before, and one non-sport just for kicks.
hmm.... since im not going anywhere for spring break this year, might be able to get a few boxes to bust open.
looks like the possibiliy of a few bxes of 2010 heritage baseball for me
Gosh I forgot how it feels to bust open boxes since I bought my house a few years back! I will hide a few dollars from the wife and bust something!
Sweet banner...I will also have to hide a few bucks from the wife and get a box or 2! ha
Does blasters count?
i would love to do this, I have some extra cash too maybe i'll spend some college money on that
I might have a case of 2010 Topps Jumbo in for then, maybe I can save a few boxes for wacky waxbusting weekend. Thanks for the idea!
I will definitely be busting something. Probably some "greatest hits" from my collecting career, past sets that I absolutely loved but never got to bust in box form.
I think ill bust a case of 1990 proset and post all the hits on here.
Income taxes should be here well before then. I may actually bust 2 boxes
I'm sure I'll be able to get a few boxes by then, even with a baby girl on the way!
Okie dokie, ladies and gentleducks...
I tried to get Dave and Adam's to sponsor this event. As I am in good with those guys, I thought I could get them to toss out a coupon, or something. Alas, no. However! They do have free shipping on Thursdays on orders $50 or more, and there is a $5 coupon in the current Beckett! I encourage you to use these guys, as I love them to death.
That said! Michael and I are still working on finding some sponsors!
I just placed an order from Dave and Adam's for the following 3 boxes:
2010 Topps Heritage Baseball
2009 Topps Heritage Baseball High Number Series
2008 Topps Heritage Baseball High Number Series
Free Gift of 12 Packs Upper Deck Marvel Masterpieces
Free shipping and $5.00 off order using coupon from Beckett
Will probably order more over the next couple of paydays when I'm able to.
Can't wait to bust open the 2010 Topps Heritage!
I'm going to work something out to bust some product. I haven't busted a box in about a year and I'm long overdue. I'll be saving all feb and march for it and hopefully I'll get enough cash to make it interesting. Thanks for the idea, Andrew.
Pretty sure topps pro debut will be out by then so i should be set....
I posted my first video on Youtube the other night (it was a private video, don't ask me for it ) ... I just need to figure out ustream next so I can post my break live that weekend!
I did my first Ustream last night. I figured out what not to do! lol
Everyone dreaming or plotting out which boxes they'll bust? I'm thinking mine will be Press Pass and Rittenhouse focused! On card autos and all.
I'll probably get myself an early birthday present for this event.
Of course, my birthday isn't until September, but that probably won't stop me!!
I've got 5 boxes lined up. The trick is for me not to open them once they get here....
I think my best bet is opening products that will give my collection a huge shot in the arm. I will have to do bang-for-buck as well... I don't wanna drop a lotta dough, y'know? I also want to have one freaky box to share... Something totally off the wall.
I have two boxes of Galaxy 5 coming in, but I don't think I'll be able to wait til April to open them!
I've got a box of Hockey 91-92 Upper Deck, and a Football 1990 Fleer. Both I had gotten a few years back on Ebay, and never got around to breaking them.
I have a full set of the 1990 Football Fleer, plus the All-Pros from that set. I had gotten this box before I had ebayed for the AllPro set and base sets. I do need the update set though.
For the Hockey I'll keep the Caps I get from that box and a few others, but most will probably be for trade.
I'll try to get some other stuff probably some blasters from Target.
Plus any birthday boxes/packs I end up getting
Don't know what I will do if anything, probably a blaster or two.
I might pick up my first blaster in a while this weekend (2010 Topps).
Just bought a box I'll be breaking for the WWW. Trying something different for the event - non-sports! I'll have to stash it out of sight so I don't give into temptation and bust it early.
Just ordered this box from www.tisinc99.com:
2010 Topps Heritage $66.99 on sale + $13.95 for shipping USPS.
They have a sale going on most of their boxes. Check them out.
And my first box is being delivered today. I dropped a gigantic $20 on a box of 1999 Hologrfx football from Upper Deck. Don't ask me why, but I was desperate to get my hands on the super shiny base cards from that set.
But hey, 1 box per case contains an autograph from a checklist including Steve Young, Troy Aikman, Payton Manning, Brett Favre . . . Tim Couch, Akili Smith, Cade McNown, etc. And for all I know, the good ones are all redemptions!
Should be a fun start to the day. Now to search out a nice older box in every other product category. 1993 Studio baseball and Marvel Universe IV are high on the list.
We are 1 month away folks!
My wife told me my two Galaxy 5 boxes are at home waiting for me, there's now WAY I can wait until April to open them - I've been itching!!!
Maybe if my comp box from Topps arrives by then I'll hold onto it, but it looks like I may have to grab something else. I'm doing a show in Baltimore on 3/21, so I'll try to pick up something there (and also try to keep the wrapper on!).
I'm guessing mine will still be 2010 Topps!
It's just three short weeks away! We may have to figure out how we're going to present box breaks on this day. I'm thinking people just post all new threads in the box breaks forum, each new post prefaced with "WWW:"
i'm looking to bust some gridiron gear that day so hopefully i'll get some MOJO!
Alright, a blowout special allowed me to secure a second box for the weekend: Rittenhouse's Quotable Deep Space 9, by far my favorite star trek series. 1 auto and 2 costume cards
Other than searching out 1993 Studio baseball, i think that'll complete the weekend for me. All breaks old school too, video will just be too much hassle.
My list is finalized!
09 Classics - Lots of cuts in there!
09 SW Galaxy 5 - Hoping for a Katie Cook sketch!!
06 NT - 7 new additions to my PC!!!
Well, we are ~15 days away from our first Wacky Waxbustin' Weekend, and I've already got some stuff stockpiled:
1994 Classic 4 Sport hobby box.
1995/96 Slapshot OHL Hockey hobby box.
2002-03 Press Pass Basketball hobby box.
And a LOT of random packs - sport, non-sport, old, new, etc.
What a coincidence this event is around the time we get our tax refunds in the mail.
Haha, that's what I thought. Well it definitely works out. Hmm, what to buy...
Here is the boxes i have just ordered for this weekend
2009 Tristar TNA Impact Wrestling Hobby Box
2009 Tristar TNA Knockouts Wrestling Hobby Box
2008 Press Pass Basketball Hobby Box
2007/08 Fleer Hot Prospects Basketball Hobby Box
2008/09 Fleer Hot Prospects Basketball Hobby Box
2008 Tristar TNA Cross The Line Wrestling Hobby Box
2008 Benchwarmer Signature Series Trading Cards Box
I cant wait for next weekend
Not bad. What do you guys think of my Upper Deck exclusive order?
07 Sweet Spot BSB
08 Sweet Spot BSB
06/07 Sweet Spot BKB
08/09 Skybox BKB
08 Heroes FB
Ordered from DCS this time so I will be getting 5 surprise packs. Too bad you never get surprise cases.
Woo. Look at you guys!
Had to shift my order...BOC sold out of 06NT
DA had some hard-to-find boxes so I went with:
06 Gridiron Gear
07 Gridiron Gear!
Looking forward to next weekend!
well ive got a blaster of 07-08 luxury box blaster, a box of 06-07 Upper deck and a box of 01-02 fleer authentix. Ive been in the process of opening a box of 01-02 staduim club but the way things are looking ill hvae a pack or 2 to break also
I don't know if I will bust anything or not.
My birthday is the week after next and I will be opening one or two hobby boxes then, so I might not bust any blasters.
I'm only going to be able to participate on Saturday, having family over for Easter Sunday. Saw the Base Exchange got some 2010 Topps Heritage in stock, may purchase a few more packs.
I will be bustin a box of 07 Prospects Plus. I will do this break probably late on Sunday night live on ustream. I will post pics along with a link to the video after Im done.
I think we're going to need a brand new thread for the box busting itself, what say you all?
I'm IN! Just picked up a box of 2010 Press Pass Football to join the fun.
I wish I could participate, but spent my money on some Donald Brown singles... I wish everyone luck on their boxes ,and if you pull a nice Donald Brown or a Donald Brown in general please contact me. Thanks!
I've got some old school stuff ready that I mentioned plus some Non-Sport stuff I just got. I"m tempted to open the Non-Sport stuff now, the other stuff has been sitting around for a while. I was going to go into detail of where I got the stuff but I'll wait for that when I bust the stuff. Anyway my stuff.
1990 Fleer Football
1991 Pro-Set Football
1991-92 Upper Deck Hockey
Inkworks Catwoman Movie
Inkworks Family Guy Episode IV A New Hope (Star Wars Parody "Blue Harvest")
I hope I can find a LCS that still carries some 08/09 Legends Masterpieces HKY if not I may just have to pick up a blaster at Wal-Mart...
I'm in.........I've got FIVE boxes so far!!!!!
are we doing them individually, in a special thread, and/or by sport????
Agreed that we need a special thread.
I've got 3 boxes:
1993 Studio Baseball (aka, the best base set ever)
1999 HoloGrFx Football (so shiny you better wear sunglasses)
Rittenhouse Quotable Deep Space Nine (1 auto and 2 costume cards for $40)
Well, I don't have the required superpowers to make another stickied thread..
Well, if I get some Paypal payments that are due, I will try and get a box of 2010 Finest, since I have had the "bad luck" to get the Finest Rookie Redemption #10 in 08 and 09 (Oh, yeah Joba Auto in 08 and Hanson Auto in 09)
If not, I have a retail box of 1999 Ovation that's been sitting around since 1999 I haven't busted it, since I pulled a Chipper Auto out of the box I did open. (long gone) I do have a bunch of 1999 ovation cards and inserts.
I'm in! I got a box of 2010 Topps Series 1 and a blaster of 09-10 Champs Hockey.
Thankfully Andy, I do have the required super-powers
Please post all breaks in the official pinned thread in the box breaks forum. I will un-pin this planning thread now.
I have picked up a box of 2002-03 Donruss Estrallas baseball to bust.
Have several blaster boxes ready to go. Thank you Kmart!!!!
And I won $100 on a scratch ticket today, so off to the Crack store tomorrow to pick out something. If he has 2009 Bowman Jumbo at $59, that is what I am getting. If not, Finest seems to be the way to go.
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