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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 93, In 1980, Topps Wraps Its Medium Sash Around Large Len

8/29/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the uninspiring 1980 Topps set, with great detail on how Topps came to monopolize the hobby for 25 years. Plus, a look back at one shining moment and season for "Large Len" Barker! Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumstains

Duration:01:02:26

Episode 92, "AO" for "KC" in the Heavily Branded '79 Topps

8/22/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the '79 Topps set, which was clearly getting ready for a battle with Fleer in a couple of years. Plus, how Amos Otis starred for the Royals while helping wreck the Mets. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:54:53

BUBBLE GUM BONUS! Our August 2017 Survey Show

8/18/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the listener survey, and lets you know where the show goes from here! Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:32:19

Episode 91, "The Bird" is the Word With '78 Topps!

8/15/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the collector favorite set from Topps in 1978, and discusses how Mark Fidrych gave the people of Detroit a little hope on and off the field in the summer of '76. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:03:16

Episode 90, Topps and Toby Keep it Consistent in '77

8/8/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the creative endeavor that was '77 Topps, a set that doesn't get as much love as it should, much like random pull Toby Harrah. But we also dive in to the traditional and advanced stats discussion, as some want to place Harrah on a much higher pedestal. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:13:59

Episode 89, O Say Can You See '76 Topps?

8/1/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the incredibly popular and sharp '76 Topps set, with a look at the incredibly patriotic Rick Monday as our random pull! Follow us on Twitter at @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:54:58

Episode 88, IN LIVING COLOR! The Unforgettable '75 Topps Set

7/25/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the legendary (though extremely tacky) '75 Topps set, the time he passed on a '75 Topps rack pack, and the underappreciated career of Vida Blue. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:04:36

Episode 87, It's "Little D" on the "Big T" as Topps Rolls Out the Single Series '74s!

7/18/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the first full-series release from Topps, the clean '74 set. Despite the great cards and rookie class, the set is hampered by a negated move of the San Diego Padres to Washington D.C. Plus, we look back at the very underrated career of Hall of Famer Don Sutton! Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:51:12

Episode 86, '73 Topps Gets as Ambitious as an Oscar Gamble Afro

7/11/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks at the many pros and cons of the ambitious '73 Topps set, with some laughable action shots but qualities that have stood the test of time as the last of the "vintage" card sets. Plus, a look back at Oscar Gamble-- the player better known for his hair than his stats. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:03:33

Episode 85-- You Can't Go Wrong With Wright! A Look at the Zany '72 Topps Set

7/4/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks at the flawed but much-loved 1972 Topps set, one of the most iconic if dated sets in baseball card history. Plus, a look at random pull Clyde Wright. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:54:24

Episode 84, The Powerful Deron Johnson and the Powerful Look of '71 Topps

6/27/2017
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Host Matt Sammon takes a deep look at the game-changing '71 Topps set, the game-changing power of Deron Johsnon, and some baseball games he recently attended. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:01:07:05

Episode 83-- Bob Aspromonte is a Hero, While '70 Topps is a Zero

6/20/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks back at the 1970 Topps set, which some collectors love, but it still leaves a lot to be desired. Also, a look at the "Blind Faith" story of random pull Bob Aspromonte. Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

Duration:00:48:12

Episode 82, Get Your First Real Six-String and a Plain Set of '69 Topps at the Five & Dime

6/13/2017
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Host Matt Sammon looks at the simple yet plain '69 Topps set, looks back at the '69 MLB expansion, and the incredible summer of '69 for Cleon Jones.

Duration:00:57:27