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 … this is Hour 11.
The pack: 1991 Topps Stadium Club football wax pack
The cost now: $1.50
The cost then: More than $1.50 … since it was hot, hot, hot (and oh so rare) back then.
What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …
Cards per pack: 12 (see all in gallery below)
Base set completion: 12 of 500 (2 percent)
Autographs/Memorabilia: No chance
What’s Buzz-worthy: Ripping this one is all about chasing one of the top Brett Favre Rookie Cards out there — one that misspells his last name “Farve” and was not corrected. This is a big set and that fact that lowers your odds of finding Favre inside a single pack. Assuming perfect collation, you’d land him in every 42nd pack — so roughly every other box (36 packs per box) — but that caveat is not easy. I don’t think boxes were shrink-wrapped that first year and the cellophane wrappers are clear enough you can see who’s on the top and bottom of packs. I’m not sure if collation of this one was like standard Topps at the time (I didn’t buy much of this then), but it’s very possible that cards are always in the same order each time. That’s a bummer — but at least the packs can’t be opened and re-sealed easily. Good news here? Packs are cheap and there are 48 RCs in the set that aren’t Favre and there are some big names from the NFL at the time — this pack had Jerry Rice and some memorable names who are ultimately commons today. If you want to pull a Favre, it’s do-able if wax is from a trusted dealer who isn’t searching packs. But if you want it bad you can find graded copies for relatively affordable amounts. (His 1992 High Series is tough and his first Packers card from the brand. The series is rare and will cost you about $25 a pack — if you can find it.) You have to open these carefully as to not damage the cards. They can stick together but not to the point where they peel paper off of the next card. You can suffer color loss if you’re not careful — so if you tear into these tear in slowly and carefully.
Product Grade: B
Pack Grade: B-
Fun Grade: C
What’s next? Be back in an hour …
Follow Buzz on Twitter @BlowoutBuzz or send email to BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.
>> Click here to buy cards on BlowoutCards.com