Saturday, June 11, 2022

Classic Wax 18 Pack Baseball Box (Part 2)


Here is the second half of the box of Classic Wax Baseball. The first half was quite good as the highlight was a 1976 Topps Pete Rose that was not bad looking. Let's see what else I can find!

Pack 10

1980 Topps Buddy Solomon
1991 Donruss The Rookies Mo Vaughn
1990 Fleer Kirby Puckett
1982 Topps N.L. All Star Bruce Sutter
1983 Donruss Luis DeLeon
1978 Topps Rudy Meoli
1964 Topps Roman Mejias
1993 Classic Four Sport Kelly Wunsch
2021 Topps Heritage In Action Jose Berrios 
1971 Topps Billy Wilson
1990 Score Mark McGwire
1981 Donruss Kent Tekulve
1983 Fleer Fred Stanley
2008 Topps Opening Day Brian Bannister

The 1971 Billy Wilson was in quite good condition.

Pack 11

1978 Topps Derrel Thomas 
1986 Donruss Highlights Don Sutton
1991 Leaf Kirby Puckett
1987 Fleer Limited Edition Robin Yount
1983 Donruss Greg Harris
1986 Topps Record Breaker Fernando Valenzuela 
1979 Topps Johnny Bench
1994 Fleer Ultra Fred McGriff
1984 Topps Traded Al Oliver
1963 Topps Elston Howard
1990 Fleer Duane Ward
1971 Topps Tom Dukes
2020 Topps "The Amazing Rhys" Rhys Hoskins
1987 Donruss Opening Day Ed Hearn

Best cards of this pack were the '79 Bench and '63 Howard.

Pack 12 

1990 Bowman Scott Aldred
1989 Donruss Steve Jeltz
1984 Topps Purina Gary Carter 
1973 Topps Rico Carty
1980 Topps Don Baylor (Autographed)
2021 Donruss Optic "Mythical" Mookie Betts
1989 Score Cal Ripken Jr. 
1977 Topps Dwight Evans
1988 Classic Red Kirby Puckett 
1994 Collector's Choice Tony Gwynn 
1976 Topps Mike Caldwell
1983 Donruss Larry Gura
1984 Topps Doug Rader
1981 Donruss Jim Slaton

There is one autograph per box. The color on the wax wrapper is brighter, so you can tell which pack contains it. These are not certified so they must be either TTM or in person. Irregardless, it's a nice touch. I also like the '77 Dwight Evans.

Pack 13

1981 Topps Wayne Garland
1979 Topps Dave Chalk
1991 Score Dream Team Ken Griffey Jr. 
1990 Topps Bo Jackson
1981 Donruss Dave Concepcion
1962 Topps Merritt Ranew
1982 Oakland A's Batting & Pitching Leaders Rickey Henderson/Steve McCatty
1987 Hygrade Babe Ruth
1993 Fleer Ultra Raul Mondesi
1977 Topps Jim Willoughby 
1973 Topps Jesus Alou
2019 Topps Heritage Joe Harvey
1989 Topps Traded Deion Sanders 
2008 Topps Opening Day Grady Sizemore

Favorite card here is the '77 Jim Willoughby (of course).

Pack 14

1986 Donruss Diamond Kings Bob Boone
1982 Topps Jerry Don Gleaton
1991 Fleer Ultra Rickey Henderson 
1988 Topps Kmart Memorable Moments Ozzie Smith
1973 Topps Ken Sanders
1988 Classic Red Mark McGwire/Don Mattingly
1975 Topps Carl Yastrzemski 
1983 Topps Boston Red Sox Batting & Pitching Leaders Jim Rice/Bob Stanley 
1986 Fleer Star Stickers Dwight Gooden
1977 Topps Mike Torrez
1982 Fleer Mike Vail
2011 Topps Samuel Deduno
1979 Topps Nino Espinosa
1981 Donruss Lary Sorensen

Favorite card is the '75 Carl Yastrzemski (a bit miscut though).

Pack 15

1992 Fleer Ultra Gene Nelson
1978 Topps Denny Doyle
1988 Score Nolan Ryan
1957 Topps Chuck Tanner
1987 Topps Barry Bonds
2020 Topps League Leaders Christian Yelich
1973 Topps Jim Brewer
1979 Topps Jim Willoughby 
1990 Topps Rock Raines
1984 Topps Purina Fred Lynn
1989 Donruss Don Mattingly
1984 Topps Traded Glenn Wilson
1976 Topps Rudy Meoli
1987 Topps Jim Dwyer

A few highlights in this pack...first off, the 1957 Topps Chuck Tanner. This was the oldest card in the box and in pretty decent condition for being 65 years old. Even though I already have a few,  I will never get tired of pulling 1987 Topps Barry Bonds rookies. The 1978 Topps Denny Doyle was a favorite of mine as a youth, and we see the second appearance of Rudy Meoli, whose 1975 Topps card could just have easily been the banner for my blog.

Pack 16

1984 Topps Lee Mazzilli
1992 Fleer Ultra All-Star Insert Tom Glavine
1984 Topps All-Star Set Cecil Cooper
1990 Bowman Alejandro Pena
1973 Topps Ed Goodson
1990 Topps All-Star Ozzie Smith
1989 Fleer Dale Murphy
1986 Fleer Star Stickers Tony Gwynn
1982 Donruss Cal Ripken Jr.
1990 Donruss Gorge Brett
1985 Topps Franklin Stubbs
1991 All-Star Mike Scioscia
1982 Topps Bob McClure
1989 Upper Deck Manny Trillo

I was quite surprised to pull the '82 Donruss Ripken rookie. Itis miscut and off center, but I don't care. I didn't have one before and now I do.

Pack 17

1996 Fleer Update Ken Ryan
1978 Topps J.R. Richard
1990 Donruss Cal Ripken Jr.
1974 Topps Carl Taylor
1982 Donruss Bronx Bombers Reggie Jackson/Dave Winfield
2005 Bowman Roy Halladay
1990 Upper Deck Juan Gonzalez
1982 Topps Nolan Ryan
1980 Topps Terry Puhl
1985 Topps Bobby Cox
1985 Fleer Britt Burns
1976 Topps Mike Kekich
2003 Topps Rick Reed
1989 Upper Deck Gerald Perry

The 1982 Topps Nolan Ryan and the 1990 Upper Deck Juan Gonzalez Rookie lead the way here.

Pack 18

1998 Upper Deck Marty Cordova
1990 Upper Deck Robin Ventura
1976 Topps Tom Buskey
1974 Topps Toby Harrah
1987 Donruss Greg Maddux
1990 Donruss Diamond Kings John Smoltz
1987 Topps Rickey Henderson 
1994 Post Mark Whiten
1991 Score Rookie Of The Year Dave Justice
1982 Topps Mike Proly
1982 Fleer Tom Herr
1981 Donruss Duane "Dwane" Kuiper
2000 Topps Jay Buhner
1992 Donruss Royce Clayton

The last pack provides one more surprise...a 1987 Donruss Greg Maddux Rookie. 

I hadn't done too well with my couple of boxes of Repacked Wax, however I did much better with Classic Wax. I didn't bother to figure out the value of the cards I pulled from the box, but it's a safe bet to assume they exceeded the cost (even with being shorted one card from almost every pack). If ROI is your main concern, this really isn't the route to take, but from this very limited comparison I would choose Classic Wax. Remember, it also is about $40 more a box. If it's just about having fun and/or taking a trip down memory lane, either one of them will do the trick.

Thanks for reading!

What I'm Listening To While I Post This 

Cuts Like A Knife - Bryan Adams



  1. Some decent cards. My problem is I own the majority of them, so that's a lot to pay for 75 percent dupes.

  2. It was fun to see what you got, and I missed the part where the autograph was guaranteed, so that was cool. Thanks for sharing!