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 the final post of this first run.
The pack: 1990 Leaf Series 2 wax pack
The cost now: $2.50
The cost then: 89 cents (That’s the suggested retail price … but who paid that back then?)
What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …
You see this card? My copy of it cost me $15.
It was the summer of 1990 when a new premium set arrived upon the scene with seemingly red-hot wax that was only to be found in one hobby shop far from where I lived. I bought two packs of 1990 Leaf — and oddly I landed two Ken Griffey Jr. cards, selling one of them for $7 to an adult while standing in line to enter a small card show the following day. That money was used to get a lame vinyl logo baseball for several members of a Rookie League team to sign — one of them made The Show for some coffee as a Florida Marlin. It might have been the first time I sold a card for “real cash” and it definitely was my first time getting autographs at a show.
I never bought another pack — and still might not have to this day. That was the sum of my 1990 Leaf experience.
It’s a simple idea — one autographed buyback per box — with a showcase of nostalgia and on-card ink with plenty of variety.
It’s 2016 Topps Archives Signature Series, and it arrived today.