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Old 11-27-2017, 07:43 PM
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Default The Mis-Adventures of a junk wax junkie.

I tried.

I convinced myself that I was totally done with the 1991 Topps set, and that I had all the variations. My '89 Fleer set is all done. I have all the Ripkens and Marlboros and Boggs black dots (or not) that I could ever want. I have misspelled Mad Hungarians, backwards Littlefields, and hat changing Jacksons. I have them all. I KNOW you know what I am talking about.

No more junk wax. From now on, I am focusing on game used bats and jerseys. No more sorting through mountains of late 80's and early 90's piles, looking for THAT card that someone else missed. Let some other sucker fill his baseball room with boxes to look through. I am finished. Complete. Over.

"Baseball cards for sale. Literally a pickup truck load of completed sets, vending boxes, and extras. My son used to collect, he is moved out; no more interest."

No. No way. Forget it. what about a nice game used jers...I wonder how cheap. Nope. Someone else should get it. It is probably gone anyway. Yup, someone else already snagged it. Gosh it's hot in here. Isn't it hot?

Hello? Yes, I am calling about your ad. Is it REALLY a pickup truck full? You will be home all day Sunday?

Sooooo...honey, what if you drive the Jeep today, because I am just going to borrow your Rogue. No reason, it is just that the Jeep won't hold...I am just going to go see a guy, be back in a couple of hours. Don't worry, it is probably nothing.
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:59 PM
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Default Mis-Adventures, continued

Now, to be totally honest, this wasn't a solo adventure. I grabbed my buddy, and he drove up with me. In case he wants to stay anonymous, I won't name names, but suffice to say he is on here and will likely read this.

So now we get to my favorite part. Even after sorting through the complete sets (and, to give my buddy AWESOME credit, he stored the vast majority of the cards at his place. He will sell them on ebay to recover at least some of the money. Junk wax addiction is cheap, but not free folks.). But we still have a LOT of cards to sort through. So, I lugged some boxes home, and started looking.

I have spent YEARS looking for the Oil Can Boyd Black Bordered flag tip card. YEARS. I don't even know how many boxes I have ripped. Some of you might even remember I posted here a couple of years ago looking for it. I finally bagged one on ebay, but I have NEVER found one on my own. Here is a picture of literally the second card I touched.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:03 PM
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You are my new hero. Last time I brought home that many cards my wife threatened me with extreme violence. I am pretty sure she meant it.

WOW would that be fun to go through, I love those years in cards.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:19 PM
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Default But wait, there's more!

Like most of you junkies out there, we all know that no set is complete without all the variations. That includes even the little send-away card in every pack.

Well, they were in there. And, one I haven't found before (but saw on the junk wax website); the original(?) "cards not included" one.

Is it just me, or does anyone else have a girlfriend who looks at you weird when you try to explain why this send-away card is way more awesome than that one?

I also got a few Chipper Jones rookies, one with the pink blob, and one with like pink squiggle lines in his hat. I actually don't know much about that one.

Also, does anyone know how rare the "cards not included" version of the send-away card is?

Anyway, I thought since I am obviously relapsing, I would at least share with you guys. I still have a ton to look through, so maybe if there is something interesting, I will add them to my ramble.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:41 PM
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Just realized, I probably should have titled this "The Mis-Adventures of (another) Junk Wax Junkie". I do not want to claim to be the original Junk Wax Junkie. I think someone else has the official title.

What about "Junk Wax Crackhead"? I wonder if that is taken?
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I'm loving this. Please keep us abreast of anymore exciting finds in your epic lot.

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Old 11-28-2017, 09:41 AM
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Good luck; I have 200K cards (I think) I brought into my office yesterday for our Adat show. Most are Junk Wax era but a few are not. Am beginning the process of verifying the sets and moving cards to 3.200 ct boxes for easier use for the Adat Chaverim brotherhood. Here is a photo of my office at EOD Yesterday!
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A really fun read, thanks. Just curious about the economics of this? For example, how much is the Oil Can Boyd card worth? Did it pay for a good part of the total purchase?

And no....I do not have any desire to start a new addiction...just curious.

Thanks,

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I enjoyed reading about your saga!
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I feel your pain on 89 Fleer and 91 Topps. I guarantee you do not have every variant to the 91 set and bet no one does. And if you think you need the inserts as well, what about the 91 instant game winner cards. I think am still 3 cards short on that mess.

But I do all my modern sets on ebay so have no real collateral damage to deal with.

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