Hello and welcome to Hidden Gems of the Junk Wax Era!

25 Nov


Starting tonight I’ll be blogging about various sets and singles from the “junk years” of sports cards: The (mid) 1980’s and (early) 1990’s. Each post will focus on a specific set, typically one that most collectors today would toss in their commons stash or skim through, pull the one or two key RC’s from and toss the rest. In almost every set from this era of sports card collecting, there are rare, interesting and sometimes valuable error, variation and specialty cards that remain unknown to most, that certainly deserve a place in most collections.

6 Responses to “Hello and welcome to Hidden Gems of the Junk Wax Era!”

  1. Mr WordPress November 25, 2009 at 1:10 am #

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  2. Drew December 8, 2009 at 8:37 am #

    Hey…I think this could really be a great blog, and a real resource for the hobby. I hope you stick with it, as I’m sure you’ll add a lot of readers over time. Good luck!

  3. Wally January 31, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

    Great Job! I have collected Errors/Variations for years and look forward to reading more.

  4. Jason S March 4, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    This is just a great read and fascinating to me. It’s bringing fun and alot of interest to the sets that people have disregarded. I hope this catches on, with Beckett and eventually the companies themselves to help “clarify” what is really out there after all these years.

    Keep this up, and you have yourself a new follower .

  5. tim elliott March 21, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    Enjoy reading your findings. I have a question about 1989 Pro Set. I have what I think is a rare card.. It is a superbowl card with a large red X were the photo was suppost to be. A large amount of the information on the back is also incorrect. Have you ever herd of a similar card? I pulled this from a pack in 1989. I’ve been told that it is a “printer’s start card (test run)” and that it should have never made it to a pack. Any information or intrest will be appreciated. Thanks

    • junkwaxgems May 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

      Tim, sounds like a great oddity! I’ve never seen or heard of this but it sounds perfectly Pro Set to me. If you could send a scan, I’ll gladly make a blog posting on it as a call-out for information.

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