Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wax Boxes from my Uncle

I apologize for the lack of posting recently. The holidays can be a bit busy. Nevertheless, I'm posting, on my birthday. Today is my 16th birthday, and I already recieved a LeSean McCoy jersey, amongst other things. But at Thanksgiving, my uncle offered up a huge gift- 4 late 80's/early 90's wax boxes. Among them:

2 boxes of 1989 Score
1 box of 1989 Donruss
1 box of 1990 Donruss
A bunch of extra sleeved cards

These were originally from my late grandfather, who has since passed on. My grandfather split his collection before he died, giving a majority to my father, and some to my uncle. The 4 boxes I recieved were from my grandfather, and my uncle felt I needed them more, which is nice.

In the sleeved extras, I'm sorry to say that there weren't many highlights. There were mutliple copies of Barry Bonds' 1987 Topps rookie, along with other stars (even Charlie Hough). But the three highlights:
1987 Donruss Barry Bonds rookie
1985 Topps Mark McGwire Team USA rookie (If I had acquired this 15 years ago, I'd be exstatic)
1993 Upper Deck Alonzo Mourning Rookie (I'm not into basketball, but this is pretty nice. He also gave both collectors a Shaquille O'Neal rookie a few years ago.

Now, for the results of the boxes. In these, I was looking mostly for rookies

1989 Score:
Gary Sheffield (book price: 1.50)
Edgar Martinez
Roberto Alomar
Randy Johnson (book price: 2.50)
Craig Biggio (!) (book price: 4)

1989 Donruss:
Mark Grace
Gary Sheffield (book price: 1.50)
Edgar Martinez
Robetro Alomar
John Smoltz (book price: 1.50)
Randy Johnson (book price: 2)
Craig Biggio (book price: 3)
Curt Schilling (Book price: 4)

1990 Donruss:
Larry Walker
Jim Abbott
Juan Gonzalez (not much, rookie-wise)

nice boxes, overall. close to a complete set with 1989 Score.

4 comments:

  1. Happy Berfday there dude!! Nice haul, it's always cool to have something from our grandparents, especially if they are no longer with us. Hope you have a GReat day!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday! I like busting old packs like this once in a while, it brings back memories.

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  3. Happy Belated Birthday! You have an awesome uncle!

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