Sunday, September 1, 2019

You Will See Them Again Soon!

Hey everyone!
Before you feel like you are suffering from deja vu, I am here to tell you that the posts you have seen on this blog, the past 21, will be making an appearance on my main blog Sport Card Collectors as well in the month of October for, you guessed it, 21 days.

I feel like the posts need a bigger stage and it will give me some time to update some things in my collecting instead of taking that time to make posts for that blog. So I am being lazy that's all.

So those of you who actually saw these posts, which only averaged about 14-25 views on each or commented, about two per post, will be seeing them again. So you can revisit deja vu on Sport Card Collectors or not read those days. It's completely up to you.

Just remember I warned you ahead of time :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Episode 21:Breaking A Box Of 1999 Leaf Rookies And Stars 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.

Today marks the final box in our trade with a break of 1999 Leaf Rookies and Stars football.

There was actually a shot at some hits in this break, it wasn't what I was going for, but would be fun to find. There are 24 packs of 9 cards each. This box was a higher priced one at $37. My expectations for this one was high.

The base cards are easy design. Team color down one side to to the bottom with player name and team logo built in. There are some decent action shots as well.


Had to show off a new Kerry!




I really have a hard time remembering Chris in a Falcons uniform, but he must have been.

Rookies in the set were 1:2 packs so you roughly get 12. I remember when I busted some of this in 1999 that the big chase was for Kurt Warner and that's who I hoped to get. Instead I got some no names mixed in with

A few known ones, the best being Kevin Faulk, Ricky Williams and Jevon Kearse.

Now onto the inserts. Unlike other boxes from the 90's, Rookies and Stars or any Donruss product didn't put odds on their inserts. They just randomly stuck them in there. So who knows which ones were rare or not but all were numbered. Which I think helped with their value.

Let's see what I pulled.
Great American Heroes Of Terrell Davis #d to 2500

Game Plan of Doug Flutie #d to 2500


Cross Training of John Elway #d to 1250

Greatest Hits #d to 2500 of Terry Glenn


Ticket Masters featuring two of the teams top players. I got Seattle with Watters and Galloway #d to 2500

Freshman Orientation of James Johnson #d to 2500


Woooooooo. Nice hit alert folks! Longevity parallel numbered to 50! I can't imagine these were easy pulls.

Well, no hits but a whole lot of fun still. Once again this trade for 90's wax left me wanting more. A big thanks goes out to Shane for another fun trade and I hope we can do this again!

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.