One of the goals I have set with Wax Heaven is to expose collectors to old school products. In the two years I’ve been writing I’ve been able to bust what in my opinion were some of the best products of the late-90’s.
Today I am lucky to bring collectors a video & review of what I believe is Upper Deck’s best brand of the 90’s and one of their greatest releases, 1996 SPx. It was a release that featured holograms, a gimmick they had been employing for years.
1996 Upper Deck SPx Baseball
36 packs per box, 1 card per pack
eBay $36 dollars delivered
Here we have Upper Deck’s second to last baseball brand to feature holograms. The cards look beautiful and despite today’s low cost, this was “high-end” in 1996.
There are no memorabilia cards in the product but there are two very hard to find on-hologram cards. One is of Mike Piazza and the other of Ken Griffey Jr, both with odds of 1:2000.
Total cards – 36
Parallels – 5 (all Gold)
Inserts – 1 (Bound For Glory, Cal Ripken Jr.)
Alright, no autographs as expected but I was totally bummed out that I didn’t pull a Jose Canseco. Aside from that, pretty much all the big names were covered.
If you can find a box for under $40 dollars and can appreciate some classic wax featuring a perfect design and don’t need relics or autographs to be guaranteed, 1996 SPx is for you.
You can watch a video of the break HERE.
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