Cheap Wax Wednesday Box Breaks: 1993 Donruss Series 1 Baseball


Sometimes boxes are so cheap that it just doesn’t make sense to say no. That was the case with this box of 1993 Donruss Series 1 Baseball, as my local card shop had a fire sale on all his older unopened product. I paid just $4, and it was one of many different products I bought that day!

1993 Donruss Series 1 Baseball box

1993 Donruss Series 1 Baseball Box Break

Cards per pack: 15
Packs per box: 36
Price paid: $4

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Pack 1 highlights:

A couple of underrated speedsters; Willie McGee (352 career stolen bases) & Otis Nixon (620 career stolen bases, 16th all-time)

Pack 2:

Pedro Martinez (you don’t even want to know how many copies of this card I own. Fine, I now have 53 copies) & Ozzie Guillen

Pack 3:

Wally Joyner, Bret Saberhagen & Mike Greenwell

Pack 4:

One of the best switch-hitters of all-time, Eddie Murray, & Tino Martinez

Pack 5:

Long-time Red Sox knuckleballer, Tim Wakefield

Pack 6:

Steve Finley

Pack 7:

John Valentin, Jeff Kent & Craig Biggio

Pack 8:

Steve Avery & John Franco. Franco is third all-time in games pitched, with 1,119.

Pack 9:

All-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson

Pack 10:

Double Eddie Murray, Frank Thomas & Rick Aguilera

Pack 11:

A couple of volatile infielders, Jose Offerman & Ozzie Guillen

Pack 12:

Vinny Castilla, John Valentin & Tony Gwynn

Pack 13:

Roger Clemens, Orel Hershiser & John Franco

Pack 14:

Steve Avery & Tony Pena

Pack 15:

Bret Saberhagen, Mike Greenwell (who, at one point, lived at the Howard Johnson hotel across the street from Fenway Park) & Roger Clemens

Pack 16:

Ryne Sandberg & dupe Paul Molitor cards

Pack 17:

Matt Williams & Carlos Baerga Diamond Kings. The Diamond Kings inserts are really the realistic “chase” of this set for me. I say realistic because the Elite inserts are a very tough pull. Art-based cards have always been a favorite of mine, and these do not disappoint.

Pack 18:

Jay Bell & Lloyd McClendon

Pack 19:

Vinny Castilla, Marquis Grissom & Tony Gwynn

Pack 20:

Kevin Mitchell, Ryne Sandberg & Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams

Pack 21:

Rickey Henderson, Darryl Strawberry & Vinny Castilla

Pack 22:

Gregg Jefferies & Dante Bichette

Pack 23:

Chuck Finley

Pack 24:

Ryne Sandberg & Jay Buhner

Pack 25:

Wally Joyner & 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Jack Morris

Pack 26:

Ryne Sandberg & Charles Nagy

Pack 27:

Mike Greenwell, Brat Saberhagen, Dave Henderson, Dante Bichette & Mike Bordick/Dave Winfield Spirit of the Game

Pack 28:

“Wild Thing” Williams

Pack 29:

Walt Weiss

Pack 30:

Jeff Kent & Kevin Mitchell

Pack 31:

Darryl Strawberry, Jose Canseco, Deion “Prime Time” Sanders (if you haven’t seen the 30 for 30 documentary on Deion, find it and watch it. It goes in depth into Sanders’ playing on both the Falcons and the Braves in 1992), Tony Pena & Ryne Sandberg Diamond Kings

Pack 32:

Mike Piazza

Pack 33:

1991 NL MVP Terry Pendleton & former Sox reliever Alan Embree

Pack 34:

Travis Fryman & Darren Daulton

Pack 35:

The original Angels fish, Tim Salmon

Pack 36:

Orel Hershiser, Darryl Strawberry & Cecil Fielder Spirit of the Game

You know what you are getting with 1993 Donruss. Some fun cards are on the checklist, especially the Diamond Kings inserts. Obviously, the chase in these boxes is hitting an Elite insert. It’s always fun to try!

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  1. Steve 1 April, 2021 at 23:07

    93 Donruss if you pulled a Jose Canseco you always got a Deon Sanders after. I see the same thing in your pack 31.

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