Monday, February 2, 2015

Breakin Wax:1984 Topps Baseball Pack Break

By far one of the oldest packs I have ever opened, 1984 Topps provided me a small glimpse back in time when things in the hobby were a bit simpler.

I was really hoping to find a Mattingly, but no such luck. Read on to see what I did find...

In every pack of 1984 Topps baseball is 15 cards. You will get a mix of veterans, subsets and possibly rookies. These packs are selling for $6 each.

I actually think of this design as iconic. It's one of those designs that is forever imprinted in your mind. By now you have figured out I am not fan of borders, but something about these and the way they look, I really like it. I think the floating heads in the bottom left hand corner is what really catches my attention the most with the layout. 

Yankees PC addition!

This card caught my attention. Something with Stoddards face after his pitch release amuses me.

Overall, nothing big here. I will say other than the design, I had fun busting it. I questioned opening it many times as I looked at it as a collectible sealed. The busting itch from within however, overwrote me and that's why this newest post from the Breakin Wax series was brought to life.


  1. That Warren Cromartie card is ahead of its time - reminds me of all the Score sets of the late 80's - they loved to do that bat meets ball shot.

  2. I like the vintage Topps Team/league leader cards. Sometimes two hall of famers will be on the same card.

  3. 1984 topps was one of my favorite sets to put together. Don Mattingly ranks as one of my all time favorite players. I know how hard it is to try to resist that open the pack itch. I have several rack packs from 1961, 1962, 1963 that have been saying "open me, open me" for a long time now. I keep resisting though. I do have a few 1984 cello packs that aren't open yet that might get open soon. But I will keep the one with Mattingly on the front closed. I will send you a picture of it and some of the other sealed rack and cello packs with star on the front.

  4. I always enjoy seeing cards from 1984, regardless of which sport. That's the year I was born and it's fun to see the designs from that time.