Over the past couple months I've been in the habit of regularly checking Topps.com for new limited edition releases - and even more regularly, have found myself buying their latest offering! While browsing through the online store last week I came across a collection of oversized 1980 Topps cards which were being sold in a huge, baby-blue wax pack. With a $9.99 price tag I couldn't help but fulfill my curiosity!
The 1980 Phillies Wax Pack set includes five, 8.5"x11.5" 1980 Topps cards from the Phillies team set. Players included are: Mike Schmidt, Dick Ruthven, Greg Luzinski, Bake McBride and Tug McGraw. With only 75 sets created, it's worth adding to your collection. Here's a quick rundown of what to expect (should you decide to buy):
- Good selection of players. True to their series theme, Topps included both superstars (Schmidt, Luzinski and McGraw) and unsung heroes (McBride, Ruthven).
- Size. The cards would great to get autographed.
- Packaging. The classic wax-pack wrapper with team logo was a nice touch.
- Image quality. I knew these were enlarged card images, but was surprised to see they are exactly that - enlarged card images. As a result, the pictures lack clarity and could have been greatly improved by leveraging the negatives to "recreate" the card.
Buy the set here