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Matt Sammon is the host of "Wax Ecstatic", a very nerdy but fun look at the baseball cards of the 1980s and early 90's. Matt is the founder of SammonSez, LLC, providing broadcasting and content creation advice, guidance, and direction to individuals and professional organizations.

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Matt Sammon is the host of "Wax Ecstatic", a very nerdy but fun look at the baseball cards of the 1980s and early 90's. Matt is the founder of SammonSez, LLC, providing broadcasting and content creation advice, guidance, and direction to individuals and professional organizations.

    Even Better Than Before: How 1993 Donruss Raised the Bar Again

    Even Better Than Before: How 1993 Donruss Raised the Bar Again

    Host Matt Sammon looks back at the 1993 Donruss set which managed to raise the bar from the noteworthy 1992 set. Even though the improvements didn't save Donruss from getting swallowed up by the changing hobby, the set provides collectors today with a sharp and affordable piece of 90s nostalgia.

    Watch the video break at https://youtu.be/4RtVE_1MYbY

    Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ring in the New... With Something Old?

    Ring in the New... With Something Old?

    Host Matt Sammon rings in 2021 with a look back at the 1991 Topps Archives, a set that paid homage to the 1953 Topps set while staying true to the original product. It wasn't the first throwback set for Topps, but it laid a foundation for future Archives, Heritage, and the Living sets.

    Watch the pack break at https://youtu.be/8wLVNE2HUNk

    Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

    • 1 hr 41 min
    '92 Donruss Gets All Growed Up

    '92 Donruss Gets All Growed Up

    Host Matt Sammon indulges in your 90's nostalgia as we take a look at '92 Donruss, the first set of three from the early 90's that showed a marked improvement of the Donruss base set. But the turning of the corner came too late for Donruss, as the hobby was speeding past with insert cards and premium sets.

    Watch the pack break at https://youtu.be/7wXWB0raG5c

    Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

    • 1 hr 30 min
    66 in '63: How Fleer's Set Might Have Been a Big Deal... Or Was it Supposed to Be?

    66 in '63: How Fleer's Set Might Have Been a Big Deal... Or Was it Supposed to Be?

    Host Matt Sammon looks back at the 1963 Fleer baseball set, or as he calls it, the "Seattle Pilots" of baseball sets as there won't ever be a set quite like this one.

    Was the star-studded set a major attempt at curtailing Topps' dominance? Or was it a poorly rolled out, pathetic attempt at nothing in particular?

    We discuss, with a look at 5 players from that set!

    Watch the video at https://t.co/4ZUe0fjq3a

    Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

    • 1 hr 55 min
    As God As My Witness, I Thought These Turkeys Would Fly

    As God As My Witness, I Thought These Turkeys Would Fly

    With Thanksgiving around the corner, host Matt Sammon looks at some hobby "turkeys" including some funny non-sports cards from deep in the storage unit. But like many Thanksgiving side dishes, while many people may not like one side dish in particular, there's nothing wrong with a little guilty pleasure in a side dish.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Don't Make Like a Tree and Leaf: We've Got Some Cool 90's Nostalgia Bargains Here

    Don't Make Like a Tree and Leaf: We've Got Some Cool 90's Nostalgia Bargains Here

    Host Matt Sammon tracks down some 90s nostalgia that isn't your usual "junk wax", as we open up 1991 Leaf Studio and 1992 Leaf Series 1 packs. We also have what is now becoming a regular warning of "buyer beware" when it comes to the sudden interest in baseball cards by the general public.

    Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

    Watch the pack break at: https://youtu.be/L_jZDlwBmBw

    • 1 hr 28 min

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