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Old 08-27-2012, 10:08 AM
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Default Best early 1980s wax to buy and break open

Seeing what some of your opinions are regarding what company and year of early 1980s baseball wax boxs could be the most rewarding to break open.

1980 with Ricky henderson comes to mind for me. Your thoughts?

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:14 AM
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I like 85' Topps with McGwire, Clemens, and Puckett rookies.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:24 AM
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83' and '84

Sandberg, Mattingly, Strawberry, Boggs, etc.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:13 PM
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I think you'll get more bang for your buck with '83. That has the Boggs, Gwynn and Sandberg rookies, Ripken 2nd year and loaded with HOFers.

I'm not too sure I would bust a lot of '84 wax, mattingly might not get into the Hall and Strawberry definitely won't.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:55 PM
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I still bust a box of 1982 Topps every year but I agree if not 1980, I would go for 1983
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:59 PM
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I've recently opened two 84 wax boxes, a handful of loose wax packs and two cello boxes. I got a ton of HOF's and several of the key cards, except only one Mattingly out of all of that - and it was in a wax pack with wax covering 1/3 of the back. It probably would've made more financial sense to buy a PSA 10 Mattingly and call it a day.

I opened a cello box of 82 and didn't get a single Ripken.

I opened a wax box of 83 and got several Sandbergs, Gwynns and one Boggs - and it had a gum stain.

I pulled several Bonds from a 1987 Topps wax box. Also opened 1989 Topps and Bowman boxes recently - got 3-4 Bowman Griffey Jrs.

I have (3) 1988 Donruss cello boxes, (2) 1991 Leaf and (2) 1991 Upper Deck boxes coming my way. Not sure why I bought any of the ones still in the mail - stupid impulse buys and figuring I'd be outbid. *sigh* At least it'll be several days of mindless entertainment - until the wife wants to use the dining room table again.

Now I've been faced with boxes upon boxes of common loose cards - the leftovers from the box breaks. So far, I've been donating them for a small tax write off. Seems nobody wants them for set collecting. If anyone wants a box of 82 and 83 commons, let me know before I donate them or throw them out (last night I put about half a wax box worth of 84 Topps commons in the recycle bin as I had no box or space - and no desire - for them).
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:31 PM
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wondering what sellers you have been using for these purchases?
BBC Exchange?
Any other reliable/trustworthy?
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:13 PM
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I like '83 O-pee-chee boxes for the Gwynn and Sandberg.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:19 PM
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wondering what sellers you have been using for these purchases?
BBC Exchange?
Any other reliable/trustworthy?
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I've been pleased with Krukcards via Ebay.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:46 AM
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I like '83 O-pee-chee boxes for the Gwynn and Sandberg.
I like this idea...Go with something that's a little more odd, and maybe under appreciated. The standard issues are what they are, and they're readily available by the thousands(if not millions)...Sure, they don't carry the same value, but you're more likely to find someone who doesn't have an OPC, than you are a basic Topps..

As far as standard-issue wax though. I'd think that '83 and '85 Topps would be the best bet, with a triple shot of key(HOF or HOF worthy) rookies in each.. If you're looking to grade and flip, Donruss had some quality control issues early on, so maybe '83 Donruss could give you the chance to land some higher grade Gwynn, Sandberg and Boggs'.. '84 Donruss was always a beautiful and very popular set.. Then your gamble is not only about "if" you'll get the key cards, but also centering... Higher risk, higher reward..
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