When Baseball Cards became Transformers

Transformers!  Robots in disguise! Weren't transformers the coolest?  I loved them.  I never caught on with the new movies, but man let me tell you - the toys were awesome. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why these next baseball cards I'm about to show are so interesting to me.  My latest wax excursion has been so, so, SO much more about the packs, boxes and displays, than the cards themselves.  This next haul really takes the cake for me.  I grabbed a 1986, 1987 and 1989 Donruss counter top display case.  I don't know why I hadn't seen these

1987 Topps and the Hospital

If you are a child of the 80's, you know what 1987 Topps is.  It was absolutely loaded with key rookies, but it was produced in such high numbers, I probably don't have enough space here to write out all of the zeroes. You may have heard that my dad has been in and out of the hospital for the past half year.  It has been very tough on us all, but no one can really understand what he has been through except for him.  Last night, I decided to take the family to visit him and have a little family fun:

1985 Donruss Wax Box From a Sealed Case

Key rookies in 1985 Donruss - Roger Clemens, Kirby Puckett, Orel Hershiser I don't know what it was, but one day I started reminiscing about wax.  This led me to do some research on wax boxes.  Much like PSA/BGS can magically transform something of relatively little value (like ... well ... ANY 80's key cards) and gives them value simply by assigning a numerical grade to them.  This helps buys to know they have a beautiful example ... no ... specimen of something they may have treasured as a kid. While I'm not huge on graded cards, I am huge on beautiful

Tanner is Growing Wax Stache … errr … Stash!

Last year, my wife heavily hinted that the waxed stache needed to go, so I've decided grow another wax stash instead ... wax boxes that were released during my childhood.   I'll be periodically posting my newest pickups with memories, perhaps some customs based upon that specific year, video reviews, etc.  It should be good fun and I hope you enjoy going down memory lane with me! Why am I doing this? When I began collecting again as an adult, I (like many here) wanted to rekindle that childhood spark of collecting.  I did this by attempting to assemble a run of