I recently bought an opened box of 1990 Leaf series 2. This has the Frank Thomas rookie. The box consisted of 36 packs and the box had no lid and was obviously not factory sealed. I bought it from a reliable source in Kruk Cards via an ebay auction. I opened a couple of packs just for [!@#%^&^] and giggles. I got a Thomas and stopped after about 4 packs. Thursday night I decided to open a couple of more packs. I opened one pack and nothing. I opened another pack and got a SOSA!! I know that's not possible. I check the wrapper and it said Series 1, which has the Sosa. I quickly checked the rest of the packs, no more series 1. There was only 1 pack of series 1 when there should have been none. That sole pack of series 1 contained a Sosa. What are the chances? Simply Awsome!! Chad.
That's some pretty amazing luck! I remember that at one time the series II packs were the most desirable due to the Frank Thomas rookie. I also remember how Leaf seemed to ration wax box orders very early in their initial distribution so that hobby shop owners perceived a certain amount of production scarcity. I'm not an expert on 1990s wax, but weren't series II packs once selling for $40 to $50 each?
Mike, I'm not sure about $40-50 a pack. I used to work at a card shop in Fond du Lac called Capital Investments, you may have heard of them. We sold packs at around $11-14 at the apex. That equates to $396-504 a box. My how times have changed. The funny thing about my story is that I thought that the packs were resealed becuase of a couple of wrinkled wrappers. Right. Don't EVER jump to conclusions. Chad.