Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … and this is Hour 9.
The pack: 1981 Fleer Here’s Bo! wax pack
The cost now: $1 (or less)
The cost then: 30 cents
What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …
Cards per pack: 8 plus one poster (all in gallery below)
Base set completion: 8 of 72 (11 percent)
Posters (1) — “Take me to your leader” card image
What’s Buzz-worthy: Need a glimpse at what many non-sports releases looked like in the 1970s and 1980s? This might offer that, though it’s really not a good example. What is “Here’s Bo!” anyway? According to the box, it’s “exclusive action photos from the John Derek scrapbook” but it really was an attempt to make some money off of a star that had arrived back in 1979 with 10 and to also help promote John Derek’s movie Tarzan The Ape Man. (She’s Jane, duh.) It’s a simple 72-card set with 12 posters that are roughly the size of nine cards. The cards show a mix of images from the Tarzan film and behind the scenes along with other images (yes, there are cornrows) spotlighting her career. There are a mix of variations here with 16 of the cards stating something related to her story or the movie, while others create a puzzle with a photo on the back. Some cards have both backs — and this pack had nothing but puzzle backs to add to the mystery. You can find 36-pack boxes for less than 50 cents a pack with some looking. The printing quality here isn’t quite as bad as 1981 Fleer baseball but it’s not much better, either. … Moving on to Hour 10!
Product Grade: C
Pack Grade: C
Fun Grade: C
What’s next? Be back at the top of the next hour …
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