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121: The Baines of our Existence... a Plethora of Dreaded Manager Cards in an '85 Topps Cello!

12/14/2018
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Host Matt Sammon hoped for some better cards in the '85 Topps cello he broke, but instead got 5 manager cards. So we focus mostly on the unnecessary outrage over the Harold Baines HOF vote. Watch the video break here --> https://youtu.be/RK-8ylCJeg0 And follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:03:20

120: The Guilty Pleasure of "Junk Wax", Featuring a '92 Topps Box

11/30/2018
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Host Matt Sammon discovers the treasures of a $7 purchase at a card show-- an unopened box of '92 Topps. Plus, we share your "guilty pleasure" sets to open, while looking back at how 1992 was the point of no return for the hobby. Watch the pack break at youtu.be/JbB4JMIyc-U And follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:03:07

119: We Got The Holy Trinity of... Dreaded Manager Cards... Still It's Always Fun to Open '83 Topps

11/16/2018
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the classic '83 Topps set and some of the stories of the players inside our cello pack break. Plus... would you rather get the tickets to the '83 World Series, '84 World Series, or Donkey Kong Colecovision prize? Watch the pack break at https://youtu.be/7Oe9OFQx59U Follow us on Twitter, at @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:05:14

118: Growing Pains: '83 Donruss Struggles While the Hobby Takes Off

11/2/2018
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Host Matt Sammon looks through our recently opened '83 Donruss packs to discuss the struggles Donruss and Fleer had in the early 80s. Plus, mystery solved with the '56 Topps Hank Aaron card, and why the '59 Fleer Ted Williams set wasn't popular... back then. Watch the pack breaks at youtu.be/bse-fO9SClA Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:09:12

117: Topps Buries Bowman, and Still Creates a Masterpiece in '56

10/19/2018
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at arguably one of the greatest sets in Topps history-- 1956\. With detailed stories on players from his personal collection, a history of "red legs", and perhaps an answer to a question of one of the most famous uncorrected errors in baseball card history. Follow us on Twitter, @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:04:56

116: The AMC Gremelin of Baseball Cards-- A Look at an '82 Topps Cello

10/5/2018
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Host Matt Sammon talks about '82 Topps per our listener pack selection. We cover how Cal Ripken saved the '82 sets, how Topps goofed upi the Ripken rookie debut, and some interesting stories on some of the characters in the pack. Watch the video break here --> youtu.be/g-vDAqLAjns And follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:05:45

115: Fire Up the Flux Capacitor, We're Going Back to 1955!

9/28/2018
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the legendary 1955 Topps set, and while some of his cards are "common", the players' stories certainly aren't. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:01:01

114: Back in Black: The Prestige and Peril of '85 Donruss

9/21/2018
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Host Matt Sammon discusses the frustrating beauty of the '85 Donruss set, and some of the interesting stories of the players he pulled from a rack pack (youtu.be/FbQle5FuBmA). Follow us on Twitter, @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:53:47

113: A Priority with Kidority Kards

9/14/2018
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Matt Sammon looks at some of the interesting cards from the 1990 Fleer and 1991 Leaf packs often left in the bottom of the bargain bin, and what you can do with those cards you're looking to donate. He's joined by Kidority Kards co-founder Chris Plowman. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:56:34

112: The Clash of the Cellos! Looking at Classic Cardboard from 1981 and 1984 Topps

9/7/2018
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Host Matt Sammon opens up your choice cello packs from 1981 and 1984 Topps, discovering some Hall of Fame players, and one player who enjoys... breeding Persian cats? Watch the video break at youtu.be/4O-BUKj_OzI And follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:06:11

111: The Terrific Topps Sets of 1952-54

8/31/2018
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Host Matt Sammon explores some cards from the 1952-54 Topps sets, and the unique stories behind the players. See the cards at https://youtu.be/98KX9TFD0H4 Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:16:20

110: Flippin' Fleer! Looking Through Some '86 and '89 Cello

8/24/2018
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Host Matt Sammon opens up some Fleer cellos from 1986 and 1989, and shares the stories of some Hall of Famers, close calls for the HOF, and some guys miles from getting that honor. Watch the break at https://youtu.be/-lqeqLSd_vU Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:07:28

109: Bowman Bonanza! Looking Back at Classic 1950s Bowman Cards

8/17/2018
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Host Matt Sammon looks through some 1950s Bowman cards, while bringing you the very interesting stories of founder J. William Bowman and the players on these specific cards. Look at the cards on YouTube at https://youtu.be/ObrYbS4EopQ And follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:10:29

108: Growing Up In Baseball Card World, and the Classic '87 Topps!

8/10/2018
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Host Matt Sammon is joined by Mike Chapman, whose dad worked for Topps and Score in the 1980s and 1990s. Quite the connection to a hobby Mike started collecting in during the exact same time. Plus, we open a cello of the legendary '87 Topps... and make a nice hit. Watch the break at https://youtu.be/_o2wd2klKJY Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:11:44

107: Junkapalooza! You Say You Don't Like the '88 Cards, But We Know Better

8/3/2018
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Host Matt Sammon rips in to your selected cards from 1988, and we discuss the unwritten laws of eating the gum in vintage wax. Watch the break here --> https://youtu.be/WoPzE8ov6j4 And follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:08:39

106: The Kids Are Alright! Plus, '84 Fleer and '86 Topps Cello Breaks

7/27/2018
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Host Matt Sammon shares some of your suggestions as to how to get more kids collecting baseball cards again, and by your vote we open the '84 Fleer and '86 Topps cello packs! Watch the break at https://youtu.be/buWqa3t0J00 and follow us on Twitter at @WaxAndGumStains.

Duration:01:17:48

105: Stars and BARS! '90 Score and '91 Stadium Club Pack Breaks

7/20/2018
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Host Matt Sammon opens packs of '90 Score and '91 Topps Stadium Club, as selected by our listeners, and gets in to a discussion on why kids aren't buying cards as much as they used to. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumstains

Duration:01:12:56

104: A Few Gems From '86 Fleer and '89 Topps, Including a FurrBall!

7/13/2018
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Host Matt Sammon opens the listener-selected '86 Fleer and '89 Topps cellos, and wonders if anyone actually bought something from the Topps Company store. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:11:55

103: Our Kuntz is a Little Rusty After the Break

7/6/2018
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Host Matt Sammon comes back from a 9 month "extended rain delay", and rips through a grocery pack of 1981 Topps baseball as part of the occasion. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:07:14

Episode 102, One Final Pitch! It's "Pucker Pitch" Extraordinaire Dave Stieb and 1980 Topps!

11/7/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the career of Dave Stieb, his interaction with him when he was 13, and the 1980 Topps set. Plus, we tell you why the podcast is throwing its final pitch. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:07:54