Cheap Wax Wednesday Box Breaks: 1995 SkyBox Impact Football

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Skybox Impact was released for the first time in 1992. I don’t think that is a coincidence, either.

To me, Impact seems like Skybox’s response to Topps debuting their Stadium Club brand in 1991. That is certainly not a bad thing, as Stadium Club is one of my favorite brands. I see a lot of parallels between the two brands, just looking at the 1995 Impact release. For instance, a lot of good photography (a Stadium Club staple) is used in Impact. Also, quite a few photos featuring players in throwback uniforms are in this set. What did Stadium Club do in 1994? They released an entire series (Series 3) using throwback uniforms. Again, not a bad thing, simply an observation.

1995 Skybox Impact Football has 200 total base cards. Included in those 200 cards are 31 rookies showing the players in their college uniforms. The rookie class was full of talent including Jeff Blake, Steve McNair, Kerry Collins, Joey Galloway, Warren Sapp, Ty Law and Derrick Brooks.

In addition to the base set there are five different, colorful, inserts to chase. SkyMotion Exchange cards are the toughest to pull, found just once in every ten boxes.

1995 Skybox Impact Football Box Break

Cards per pack: 12
Packs per box: 36
Price paid: $18

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Pack 1 highlights:

Troy Aikman, Barry Sanders, Joe Montana, Mike Mamula RC & Rashaan Salaam Same Game More Attitude (1:9 packs)

Pack 2:

Reggie White, Cris Carter, Junior Seau & Kevin Carter RC

Pack 3:

Brett Favre & Ki-Jana Carter RC

Pack 4:

Thurman Thomas, Marshall Faulk, Jerry Rice, Joey Galloway RC & Barry Sanders Impact Power (1:3 packs)

Pack 5:

Robert Brooks & Jerry Rice Impact Power (1:3 packs)

Pack 6:

Herman Moore & Andre Reed

Pack 7:

Steve Young, Rashaan Salaam RC, Trent Dilfer, Emmitt Smith & Brett Favre SkyMotion Exchange (1:360 packs)! SkyMotion Exchange cards could be redeemed for a Skybox SkyMotion card, which are 3D lenticular cards.

Pack 8:

Michael Irvin, J.J. Stokes RC & Willie McGinest Super Sophs (subset)

Pack 9:

Tim Brown, Rodney Hampton, Shannon Sharpe, Bruce Smith, Warren Sapp RC & Eric Metcalf TS

Pack 10:

Andre Rison, Rodney Hampton, Warren Sapp RC & Ben Coates Same Game (1:9 packs)

Pack 11:

Trent Dilfer, Jim Kelly, Derrick Thomas, Steve Young & Rashaan Salaam RC

Pack 12:

Ben Coates, Thurman Thomas, Marshall Faulk, Faulk SS (not much effort into choosing another photo here) & Rob Johnson RC

Pack 13:

Andre Reed, Napoleon Kaufman RC, Michael Westbrook RC & Marcus Allen Impact Power (1:3 packs)

Pack 14:

Brett Favre, James Stewart RC & Herman Moore Impact Power (1:3 packs)

Pack 15:

Barry Sanders, Troy Aikman, Joe Montana, Warren Sapp RC & Errict Rhett SS

Pack 16:

Cris Carter, Frank Sanders RC & Troy Aikman Countdown to Impact (1:20 packs)

Pack 17:

Drew Bledsoe & Brett Favre

Pack 18:

Sterling Sharpe, Marcus Allen & Joey Galloway RC

Pack 19:

Warren Moon & Ben Coates Impact Power (1:3 packs)

Pack 20:

Tim Brown, Junior Seau, Kevin Carter RC, Trent Dilfer SS & John Elway Impact Power (1:3 packs)

Pack 21:

Emmitt Smith, Vinny Testaverde & Jeff George

Pack 22:

Reggie White, Michael Irvin, Derrick Brooks RC & Joey Galloway Same Game (1:9 packs)

Pack 23:

Tim Brown, Rodney Hampton, Ki-Jana Carter RC & Warren Sapp RC

Pack 24:

Jerry Rice, Ricky Watters & Steve McNair RC

Pack 25:

John Elway, Jerome Bettis, Dan Marino, Kyle Brady RC, Ty Law RC & Derrick Thomas Impact Power (1:3 packs)

Pack 26:

Shannon Sharpe, Willie McGinest SS & Deion Sanders Impact Power (1:3 packs)

Pack 27:

Marshall Faulk SS & Derrick Brooks RC

Pack 28:

Ben Coates, Rod Woodson, Steve McNair RC & Steve Young Impact Power (1:3 packs)

Pack 29:

Jerome Bettis, Jim Kelly, Ty Law (Not the last time the Patriots would draft a player from Michigan that would turn into a long-time starter.) & Michael Irvin Impact Power (1:3 packs)

Pack 30:

Trent Dilfer, John Elway, Steve Young & Warren Moon

Pack 31:

Steve McNair Same Game (1:9 packs)

Pack 32:

Herschel Walker & Robert Brooks

Pack 33:

Jim Everett & Frank Sanders RC

Pack 34:

Boomer Esiason, Deion Sanders & Reggie White Impact Power (1:3 packs)

Pack 35:

Drew Bledsoe, Randall Cunningham, Kerry Collins RC & Chester McGlockton Impact Power (1:3 packs)

Pack 36:

Dan Marino, Rodney Hampton & Ki-Jana Carter RC

Lastly, the Marino card back.

I really enjoyed this product, which should come as no surprise since I liken it to Stadium Club. There is plenty of good photography, including the appearance of throwback jerseys. I also appreciate the rookies being featured in their college uniforms. As a player sorter who puts their cards into binders, I like the variety.

Unfortunately I was about 25 years too late to redeem the Favre exchange card, but it is still a nice card on its own.

I was lucky to grab this one just over a year ago for $18. Prices have obviously come up since then, but this box can still be found for about $1 a pack.

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Want more installments of Shane Salmonson’s Cheap Wax Wednesday? Check out his other breaks in the archives.

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