Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The 20 greatest Sports Card Blogs of all time - #11. Wax Heaven

(Mario’s Version) This was probably one of the top blog when I started reading the sports card blogs. Though I have to admit, I can’t remember the complete details or exact time frame the number of posts started to decrease in 2008 or 2009. And then Mario had to shut down his blog. I can’t remember the exact reason why he shut down the blog(it was heart beaking though-and I did not even know the guy), but I do remember that there was an outpouring of sympathy from the blog a sphere. There was an outpouring of emotion written in the comments section about ending of this blog. Because Wax Heaven was ending, it evoked an emotion form me, sadness. I really felt bad because the blog was ending. I don't know why I felt that way but I did. 

I remember, I collected comic books for a short time in the mid 1990s. In 1995, I picked up ASM #400, the issue with the death of Aunt May. I knew the story of Aunt May in the Spider Man Mythos and I am a big Spiderman fan and of that storyline, her death, invoked sadness in me, a real emotion. It was almost like a member of my family actually passed away. To this day I can not figure out why. It was a comic book character.

That is the same thing that happened to me when Mario shut down Wax Heaven.  I was actually emotionally sad (and again, I did not even know the guy) and so were a lot of other blog readers. Even though there was a person itself behind the writing of the blog, the blog itself almost became a life of its own (sort of like a TV or comic book character). This can show you the POWER of a blog and how they can ultimately affect peoples lives.

He also had the second coolest card logo (next to Fuji) ever, based on the 2009 Topps.

1 comment:

  1. The blog took a toll on Mario's personal life as he tried (some would say succeeded) to make his site bigger than the established Hobby media. The site itself no longer exists in its current form, but its archives do live on at Card Collecting Digest.


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