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Have you rediscovered your childhood baseball cards, or do you have that "90s nostalgia" itch you've been looking to scratch? Come take a trip down memory lane as we take a second look at some famous (and not so famous) baseball cards from the 1990s all the way back through the 1950s. Wax Ecstatic is hosted by long-time collector Matt Sammon, who always has a fun look back at some of that classic cardboard in your collection!

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Have you rediscovered your childhood baseball cards, or do you have that "90s nostalgia" itch you've been looking to scratch? Come take a trip down memory lane as we take a second look at some famous (and not so famous) baseball cards from the 1990s all the way back through the 1950s. Wax Ecstatic is hosted by long-time collector Matt Sammon, who always has a fun look back at some of that classic cardboard in your collection!

    The Ultimate Combo Meal-- Food Co-Op Baseball Cards!

    The Ultimate Combo Meal-- Food Co-Op Baseball Cards!

    Host Matt Sammon looks at the cornucopia of foodstuff combo cards from the 1980s and 1990s. From the classic soda and fast food sets of the late 70s and early 80s, to some gut-busting meals during the bloated days of the hobby in the 90s. Don't overlook some of these unique sets in your collection.Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStainsWatch the breaks at https://youtu.be/gYY1bn1qmOcHelp us build WaxAndGumStains.com! Take our 5-question, 1-minute survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7RST8Z6

    • 1 hr 19 min
    And..... ACTION! With Heritage Coming Out, We Look Back at '72 Topps!

    And..... ACTION! With Heritage Coming Out, We Look Back at '72 Topps!

    Host Matt Sammon reflects on the colorful and progressive '72 Topps set which looks better with age, and gets a new look courtesy of this year's Topps Heritage design. We also check in with BaseballHappening.net's Nick Diunte to discuss the booming baseball card business.Watch the video recap at youtu.be/BqMEG6-pXfAFollow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStainsHelp build WaxAndGumStains.com! Take our survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7RST8Z6

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Trading Spaces: The History of the Traded/Update/Rookie Subsets

    Trading Spaces: The History of the Traded/Update/Rookie Subsets

    Host Matt Sammon looks back at the history of the "traded" sets and set extensions. What started out as a public service to notify fans that a player changed teams, became a marketing hook in the 70s before becoming a marketing advantage in the 80s. We also have some updates on our new YouTube channel (at https://bit.ly/3b2r4uf) and some changes coming to the podcast.Watch the video review of the traded sets at https://youtu.be/YhdT2trfWosFollow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Reheat the Wax! We Dive Into Some Repacked Wax Packs

    Reheat the Wax! We Dive Into Some Repacked Wax Packs

    Host Matt Sammon looks at the new Repacked Wax, where cards from the past 65 years are assembled into newly packaged wax units. It's a great idea that's gone big, and Matt talks to Repacked Wax creator Ryan Cornell to learn more about the product.Watch our first video break at https://youtu.be/hc799bmeYBsFollow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Gold Foiled Folly: How '94 Donruss Slouched into Laziness

    Gold Foiled Folly: How '94 Donruss Slouched into Laziness

    Host Matt Sammon looks at the sharp '94 Donruss set, which continued a streak of impressive sets released by Donruss in the early 90s. But there were signs that Donruss was taking its eye off the ball, setting up a slippery slope to bankruptcy just years later.Still this is a great set for those looking to scratch a 90s nostalgia itch, as it is affordable and loaded with stars.Watch the video break at https://youtu.be/-6m0TfoACs0Follow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Heads Up! No Really... 1990 Topps Heads Up, the Ultimate Pop Foul Collectible

    Heads Up! No Really... 1990 Topps Heads Up, the Ultimate Pop Foul Collectible

    Host Matt Sammon takes a look at a unique and short-lived product, 1990 Topps Heads Up. How did this predecessor to items like Fathead not have much of a shelf life? Plus we answer your questions in our listener mail bag!Watch the pack break at https://youtu.be/8g0PsDFDflUFollow us on Twitter @WaxAndGumStains

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Haineswalker ,

I love the show

98 percent of the content is awesome. I just hate the left wing politics.

mark h orioles ,

Great show

This is a very enjoyable podcast to listen to.
Well done!!

Sionilli25 ,

Monotonous and Boring

The host randomly pulls three cards from a set and provides a mundane story or some facts about their careers, with a misplaced dose of politics mixed in. There are much better podcasts related to the hobby. Look for them.

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