Saturday, August 17, 2019

Episode 20:1995 Action Packed Football Box Break

I recently made a big trade with my friend and fellow 90's wax buster Shane. He is the one who runs the Cheap Wax Wednesday and Other Stuff where he breaks boxes that cost under $50 from 80's, 90's and today.

In my trade, I not only got some set help along with some sweet singles,I will show off on here, I  was also able to land some boxes of stuff from 1995-1999 that I will bust and show off on here as well.

Today a rip of 1995 Action Packed football.

There are 24 packs of 8 cards to find in 1995 Action Packed football with boxes running just at $12.

Once again, I busted a ton of this stuff back in 1995 and have been wanting to build this fun base set.
The base was Action Packed and used the embossing technology on player and name.




The rookies are still in their college uniforms.

My boy Kerry!


I thought this was a fun shot



Now some parallels


Quick Silver. It says it on the back. Not sure why it didn't upload to show you.

And some boom in this box!

1:96 odds of pulling an Armed Forces Braille

That has braille on the back of the card. Pretty cool looking insert

And what's this....another?!?! But wait, this doesn't have the braille on the back. Interesting. Must be two different variations from my research. The tougher version is the braille.

One thing I didn't spy in my box break was a 24K gold parallel that was supposed to be 1:24 packs where you would think would be one per box. Oh well. Pretty excited about the other two hits.

Once again, this is not junk. This is fun and worth every penny.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Episode 19: Ripping A Box 1996 Zenith Football

I recently made a big trade with my friend and fellow 90's wax buster Shane. He is the one who runs the Cheap Wax Wednesday and Other Stuff where he breaks boxes that cost under $50 from 80's, 90's and today.

In my trade, I not only got some set help along with some sweet singles,I will show off on here, I  was also able to land some boxes of stuff from 1995-1999 that I will bust and show off on here as well.

One of my main wants in the trade when it came to busting boxes was to help myself out with some sets I was building. That's where this 1996 Zenith football box comes in.

Ripping a 24 pack box of 1996 Zenith football gives me the sensation that I am back at the card show with my father ripping it again and the time I pulled an Emmitt Smith Z-Team that everyone at the show wanted but I wasn't willing to give. Each of these blast from the past memories is $25 and so, so worth it.

Check out the paper insert, I was hoping for a Rookie Rising card.

The base set is one I have been dying to build over the years and will see how close I am after I update my numbers after this rip.

"Rookie Cards" These are rookies from 1995

Great looking base cards. So pretty with the gold football on the black and the full colored player front. Bam!

Another subset, this time featuring my side PC Kerry Collins

This was such a popular card back then after the Cowboys had just made another Super Bowl run


I wanted to show off another base card but the back. Once again, #makecardbacksgreatagain

Artist Proof parallel falls 1:24 packs or one per box.


Two new Noteworthy for my set chase. Such a beauty. Zenith knew inserts and these fell 1:12 packs


And boom, my Rookie Rising card that falls 1:24 packs. That's pure dufex gold right there! Also a new one for my set chase.

Once again, this was worth it's $25. I could bust these over and over again. I think this is my third rip of it since my childhood. I just don't ever get tired of it.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Episode 18:1995 Score Football Box Break

I recently made a big trade with my friend and fellow 90's wax buster Shane. He is the one who runs the Cheap Wax Wednesday and Other Stuff where he breaks boxes that cost under $50 from 80's, 90's and today.

In my trade, I not only got some set help along with some sweet singles,I will show off on here, I  was also able to land some boxes of stuff from 1995-1999 that I will bust and show off on here as well.

One of my main wants in the trade when it came to busting boxes was to help myself out with some sets I was building. That's where this 1995 Score football box comes into play.

Each box of 1995 Score football has 36 packs of 12 cards each. So a lot of cards. This box was snagged at $12. Yes, $12 to relive this wonderful memory.

 The base cards feature the rip design but has some really fun photos on some of the base






The back of the base even has some great shots as well. Remember a time when card backs had more than writing?

 The rookies are in the box folks and ready to break out on the field

Imagine these two on a same team? You thought having TD did Denver wonders for a Super Bowl run...

 Star Struck subset

 Offense Inc. Wow, that's sad, pulled the same player twice :-! These fall 1:18 packs

 Artist Proof fall 1:36 packs

 And Red Siege time! They fall 1:4 packs and should find 12 per box.


As many of you know, I am chasing the parallel set of these and am happy to report that 11 of the 12 were new for my set!!!

For 12 bucks, I added 11 new Red Siege, a ton of new base for that set and a whole lot of memories and fun. That was a worthwhile break.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Episode 17:Giving Me The Edge

Today marks the 17th episode of this blog and the finale of my trade with @card_a_holic

Today I am showing off some really sweet Collectors Edge inserts I saved for this trade finale.

First up, some EdgeTech green. There were 37 cards in the set and in a variety of different 1995 Collectors Edge products to find them.
Pretty simple design, a green bulls eye background with a player in the forefront



There were also super sick parallels of these to find as well. Doesn't seem the odds really are any different then finding the base version but I prefer these much more.
They have a Prism shine foil to them


Three great players as well.

I know I always talk about building sets of these and the parallels would be awesome to, but 37 cards is pretty deep. I may have to think about it first. They look great though.

Thanks for the trade Brian. I look forward to next time!