Friday, July 5, 2019

Collect Your Way: Junk Wax Edition

I've had more time than usual as of late and I've wasted some of it venturing down the proverbial rabbit hole on Twitter and found more than a few individuals say, "Collect your way." Then a couple of posts down my feed there's a discussion over scotch tape versus painter's tape. Scroll down a few more posts and there's banter about shipping PWE versus yellow mailer. It seems like there's plenty of people who are willing to speak up about how your way is wrong.

That's unfortunate, because I'm a firm supporter of Collect your way.

Your way doesn't have to agree with @MrEbayExpert or my way.

Hey. If you like junk wax or you like building sets or you're on a card budget . . . well, don't be shy. There's no judging here.

There's nothing wrong with cards from the so called Junk Wax Era. In fact they're fun. The photo selection from '91 Upper Deck is wonderful. Full major and minor league stats on the back of Fleer cards makes me swoon. The players bios on the back of Score kept me busy for hours at a time. I loved reading the full names on the back of Donruss cards. And Topps . . . remember when building a master set was so much easier? 792 cards and DONE.

Somehow cards from the late 80's and early 90's keep finding me and I'm looking to off load much of my 17,500+ cards from the Junk Wax Era to my blogging brethren and whomever else might be interested. I've built many of these sets already and I am looking to recapture some space in the man room.
Collated and ready to go!
I have spent the last month collating by year and brand and I'm ready to pull whatever I can find for you and ship them your way. I have most brands from 1988 through 1992 and if you're looking for something specifically not listed below then just hit me up in the comments or send me an e-mail to mrcoach AT yahoo DOT com.

Here's what I have the most of:

  • 1987 Topps > 650 cards
  • 1988 Donruss > 600 cards
  • 1988 Topps > 750 cards
  • 1989 Bowman > 350 cards
  • 1989 Topps > 1,150 cards
  • 1990 Bowman > 600 cards
  • 1990 Donruss > 1,000 cards
  • 1990 Fleer > 550 cards
  • 1990 Score > 700 cards
  • 1990 Topps > 700 cards
  • 1991 Donruss (Series 1 & Series 2) > 1,250 cards
  • 1991 Score (Series 1 & Series 2) > 1,650 cards
  • 1991 Topps > 950 cards
  • 1991 Upper Deck > 650 cards
  • 1992 Donruss (Series 1 only) > 350 cards
  • 1992 Pinacle (Series 2 only) > 200 cards
  • 1992 Score > 450 cards
  • 1992 Topps > 1,550 cards
  • 1992 Topps Winners > 450 cards
  • 1993 Topps > 350 cards
  • 1994 Fleer > 350 cards

Again, drop me line and let me see what I can do for you.

Maybe you need a dozen cards to finish your 1991 Studio set. Please ask.

Perhaps you've always wanted to build the '89 Bowman set. They're yours.

Drop me a line and I'm sure we can work something out. I'm a Vogelbach super collector, a set builder, and a Cubs team collector who would happily take on any Cubs cards you're willing to part with, especially those from the last two years.

I'd eagerly swap a box of junk wax goodness for a PWE of Cubs cards. Just want these cards to go to a good home.

Collect your way. Just sayin'.


  1. I might be interested in the 1994 Fleer, if no one else wants them. Do you happen to have any 1992 or 1993 Fleer Ultra (series 2) or 1993 Leaf (series 2)? I know they're more desirable than the sets you listed but I thought I'd ask anyway.

    1. Email reply sent.
      FYI, I've put Chris down for the '94 Fleer unless someone chimes in and has some specific set needs.

  2. Have you taken a look at my '88 Fleer wantlist? I'd love to finish the partial set Rod gave me recently. I'd also be down for any spare '87 Fleer you may have available.

    1. Email reply sent. All the '87 & '88 Fleer is going to Gavin.

  3. I love the Collect Your Way philosophy. And I love me some Junk Wax Era cards. Ten years ago, I probably would have jumped at your generous offer... but I just don't have the room for any more.

    1. I hear you.
      I used to hold onto everything, but I think this is my third big purge in the last five years. My card room has a finite amount of space and this stuff has to go.

  4. I've got wantlists for variations from 90 Donruss and 91 Topps listed here: I'd take the bulk shipments, but I need to finish counting first before I can put stuff away and clear some room.

  5. Hi. I would be interested in the 1992 Pinnacle and Topps (base) if they are still available. Those were two of my favorite sets growing up and it would be cool to try to build them all these years later.

    1. Mike, welcome to the blogs! I don't have an email or physical address for you. Please send me an email to mrcoach00atyahoodotcom so that we can get a dialog going. I would love to send you some cards!

    2. Awesome. Email sent. Thanks so much.