Flashback Product of the Week: 1989 Score Football Vending Box/Pack

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Today is the day card collectors live for.  It is the first day of the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention.  Dealers are setting up, and manufacturers are getting all their promo programs in order.  Its heaven!  Unfortunately yours truly won’t be in attendance this year.  Driving twelve hours didn’t really appeal to me, and I don’t trust the airlines with my power wheelchair.  So far, everything is looking good for Cleveland next year though.

In today’s social media world, collectors can keep track of their favorite vendors on Facebook and Twitter easily.  While setting up their booth, the folks from Baseball Card Exchange were posting photos on Facebook of some of the rare gems they will have for sale.  If your a collector looking for a little change of pace from all the modern day boxes that flood the show floor, stop by the Baseball Card Exchange booth.  They carry tons of sealed boxes that are decades old.  Even if you can’t afford something, its still fun to look.  I’ve always enjoyed the artwork on older boxes.  That’s something many of today’s products lack.

Rare and 1980’s usually aren’t two words that go together when you’re talking about sports cards.  But there are always exceptions.  This is one of them.  Score had a hit on their hands when they entered the football card market back in 1989.  The 1989 Score football set contains the most popular rookie cards of players like Barry Sanders, Troy Aikman, Deion Sanders, Derrick Thomas, Thurman Thomas, and Chris Carter.  This is why boxes continue to sell for $250.00 to $300.00 today.  You can find boxes with ease.  Even the sealed case or two pops up for sale from time to time.  But the vending box/pack are the rarest.  Not too much is known about these.  The cards inside are no different than what you would find in a normal box.  Its just the box itself that is difficult to find.  Supposedly less than 60 vending cases were made, and only provided to top distributors.  Be sure to stop by the Baseball Card Exchange booth in the corporate area to see more rare boxes like this.

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