Beyond the Junk Wax Era: The Scarce 1988-89 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Rack Packs

Topps introduced their first-ever hockey rack pack in 1968. But one of the most elusive hockey racks to collectors is the 1988-89 O-Pee-Chee rack pack. Despite being produced during the era of overproduction, commonly known as the “junk wax era,” these packs are rare and difficult to find. In this article, I’ll delve into the … Read more

1976 Topps Baseball Rack Packs: The Story Behind the Gray and White-Backed Headers

While scrolling through the Vintage Wax and Packs Facebook group a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a post from a collector who shared a 1976 Topps Baseball Rack Pack featuring a white-backed header. I had seen a 1976 Topps Baseball Rack Pack gray-backed header before but knew very little about this unopened pack nuance. … Read more

1991 Topps Desert Shield Wax Pack and Box Authentication

Over the blog’s history, I have written about 1991 Topps Desert Shield Cards quite a few times. In October 2022, I wrote about how many Desert Shield cards Topps printed, detailed the Chipper Jones card in October 2021, and shared five surprisingly expensive cards from the set in August 2021. Cards from the set have … Read more