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Old 03-16-2019, 08:14 PM
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Got a package in the mail today from board member Just_Collect containing some unopened boxes for my son and I! We had messaged back and forth, but I hadn't told my little guy cards were on the way until they arrived today on our doorstep.

He was super excited, and immediately starting tearing in!

Here's a photo of the haul. Thank you so much Just_Collect!
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:16 PM
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A couple photos mid-opening!
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:34 PM
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A few thoughts from opening these boxes:
  • He enjoyed the Bowman Chrome cards ("These are so SHINY")
  • The Pop-Up Donruss cards were a hit, too - He's got about 20 popped up on his desk right now
  • An unexpected one - the 1992 Topps came with a scratch off game card in each pack. That ended up being quite the diversion as we figured out how to play the game. He had a lot of fun with them.
  • I vaguely remember those game cards being the reason that the market remains flooded with 1992 Topps Gold "Winners" cards (I believe it involved something really high tech like holding the game card up to a bright light).
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:49 PM
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After a pack opening frenzy earlier today (about a box worth of packs remain for another day, plus lots of sorting), my son went to my folks house for a sleepover.

Grandpa has a wood stove in the basement, so I sent my son over with a box of empty card boxes and wax pack wrappers from our adventures.

Wax pack wrappers aren't recyclable, compostable, or good for much else...but they can provide a few BTU's to help starve off the last bit of winter!
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:26 AM
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A few thoughts from opening these boxes:
  • I vaguely remember those game cards being the reason that the market remains flooded with 1992 Topps Gold "Winners" cards (I believe it involved something really high tech like holding the game card up to a bright light).
That is correct. As I remember it the early redeemers got real Gold cards, but as the trick got out Topps did the winners cards to not ruin the value of the Gold cards, as they were selling a factory set for a decent chunk of change. The regular Gold cards were quite scarce in packs, only 1 per box.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:05 PM
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That is correct. As I remember it the early redeemers got real Gold cards, but as the trick got out Topps did the winners cards to not ruin the value of the Gold cards, as they were selling a factory set for a decent chunk of change. The regular Gold cards were quite scarce in packs, only 1 per box.
Thanks for the reminder....that makes sense.

We pulled a McGwire gold card out of this box. That would have been a pretty awesome pull back in 1992!
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