Finding that Loving Feeling in a 20-year-old pack of baseball cards
Junk Wax — the stuff many of us grew up on.
I recently “discovered” that one of my local shops, South Bay Sports Cards had some of the 1992 Score Series 2 boxes — from the so-called junk wax era — sitting around for $9.99 a box.
A bargain? Not really.
But a fun gamble considering there is a long shot — and I mean looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong — shot at pulling inked cards of Baseball Hall of Famers Carl Yastrzemski, Stan Musial and Yankee legens Mickey Mantle. Heck, there’s even a triple-signed cards of all three guys.
The autographs were part of “The Franchise” insert set. There are basic inserts that are reportedly limited to some 150,000 copies. No, that’s not a typo. My”zero key didn’t get stuck. That’s one hundred fifty THOUSAND. But they are tough, probably harder than one per case.
The single-signed autographs are limited to 2,000; and only 500 of the triple autos exist.
Not scarce by today’s standards, but super-, mega-short printed for 1992 relatively speaking.
Anyhow, I bought a box last week, and lo and behold, the green greatness that is “The Franchise” was in my box. But who was it? Was it signed? Watch the video to find out.