Cheap Wax Wednesday Box Breaks: 2002 Topps Gold Label Baseball
With last week’s release of 2019 Topps Gold Label, I thought it was fitting to share a break of 17-year-old 2002 Topps Gold Label Baseball.
2002 Topps Gold Label Baseball Box Break
Cards per pack: 4
Packs per box: 18
Price paid: $23
Pack 1 highlights:
Craig Biggio & Ben Sheets
Juan Gonzalez & Bret Saberhagen MLB Awards Ceremony Relics Gold Uniform (1 in every 38 packs)
The relics in this set had an interesting design as the relic can be seen from either side of the card.
Freddy Garcia & D’Angelo Jimenez Class 2 Platinum (155/250) (1:13 packs)
Sammy Sosa (mid home run hop), Mike Piazza & Mike Lowell
Barry Bonds, Jason Bay (I was a big Jason Bay fan, especially when he came to the Red Sox) & Orlando Cabrera Class 1 Gold (361/500) (1:7 packs)
Mike Cameron & Rich Aurilia
Adam Dunn & Roger Cedeno Class 2 Platinum (138/250) (1:13 packs)
Orlando Cabrera, David Cone & Derrek Lee Class 1 Gold (274/500) (1:7 packs)
Dave Parker MLB Awards Ceremony Relics Gold Bat (1:32 packs)
Again, the bat relic can be seen from both sides of the card.
David Eckstein, D’Angelo Jimenez, Hank Blalock & Phil Nevin
Alfonso Soriano, Cliff Floyd & Bartolo Colon
Torii Hunter & Mike Mussina (always fun to see an AL pitcher swinging the stick)
Nomar Garciaparra, Roberto Alomar & Paul Konerko
Jimmy Rollins & Roy Oswalt
Jim Edmonds & Tim Hudson
Pat Burrell, Johnny Damon & Mike Hampton Class 1 Gold #ed 012/500 (1:7 packs)
Finally, the Damon card back. Who doesn’t like Gold Nuggets?
I have always enjoyed Gold Label. It is typically a thicker card stock, and usually shiny as well. Fun stuff!
Obviously the 2019 version is much different from this one, with autographs to chase, but that doesn’t make the old stuff any less fun. After this 2002 release, Topps retired Gold Label until a comeback in 2016.
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Want more installments of Shane Salmonson’s Cheap Wax Wednesday? Check out his other breaks in the archives.