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 4.
The box: 2017 Leaf Wrestling Autographed 8×10 Photograph Edition
The cost: Click here
What’s inside this one? Keep reading …
Photos per box: 5 (all in gallery below)
Base set completion: N/A
Dual-autograph photos (1) – Razor Ramon vs. 123 Kid
Autographed photos (4) – Nick Bockwinkel, “Dirty” Dutch Mantel, Lelani Kai, Pat Tanaka
What’s Buzz-worthy: This box is an interesting one in that it shows you the wide possibilities of who might be found here and it also shows you how there could be photos that are beyond just standard stuff. The dual-auto here is the box-winner with a pair of then-WWF notables in a memorable match — the 123 Kid, who later became known as X-Pac, against Razor Ramon. The underdog newcomer, Kid, beat the established heel on an early episode of Monday Night Raw back in 1993. This upset victory also helped give him his name and launched his career. Neither’s auto is all that rare, but together it makes for a decent piece. Another highlight here is an autograph of the late AWA champion Nick Bockwinkel, who was known for his technical skill as well as showcasing his vocabulary. Probably the last highlight in this one is an autograph from Dutch Mantel, who worked many promotions in the 1970s and 1980s and was last seen in WWE as a heel manager named Zeb Colter — a Tea Party xenophobe parody that did generate some real-world controversies, resulting in a promo video where he drops out of character, going by his real name (rare in WWE) to explain it all to commentator Glenn Beck. Rounding out the box are 1980s WWF women’s wrester Leilani Kai and another 1980s-starting veteran Pat Tanaka. One drawback with these types of releases is the photo quality — some of those here are too grainy for my taste — but there’s enough variety in these boxes where even an average one can add something of interest to somebody’s collection in an affordable way. A number of the names you’ll find here don’t have that much ink when it comes to certified cardboard, so that’s another plus. And, in some boxes, you’ll land some legit A-lister names that can pay for a good part of the box or even all of it if you rip and flip.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: B+
Fun Grade: A-
What’s next? Be back in an hour …
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