Cheap Wax Wednesday Box Breaks: 1997 Collector’s Edge Extreme Football


This week’s featured break shows off another company that no longer exists, Collector’s Edge who produced football cards from 1992-2000. Though they did release a few products in other sports, their main focus was football cards. That includes this set, 1997 Collectors’ Edge Extreme.

1997 Collector’s Edge Extreme Football Box Break

Cards per pack: 6
Packs per box: 36
Price paid: $29

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Pack 1 highlights:

Amani Toomer & Brett Perriman 50 pt (1:2 packs. The 50 pt name comes from the thicker card stock used on these parallels.)

Pack 2:

Eddie George & Joey Galloway Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 3:

Warren Sapp & Derrick Alexander Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 4:

Warrick Dunn, Jeff Blake & Antowain Smith Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 5:

Lawrence Phillips, Deion Sanders, Ike Hilliard & Garrison Hearst Gold Foil (1:12 packs)

Pack 6:

Terrell Owens, Junior Seau, Jake Plummer & John Elway Force (1:8 packs)

Pack 7:

Robert Smith & Broderick Thomas Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 8:

Kerry Collins, Isaac Bruce & Errict Rhett Fury (1:48 packs)

Pack 9:

Keyshawn Johnson, Tony Gonazalez, Antonio Freeman & Tamarick Vanover Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 10:

Kordell Stewart, Mark Brunell & Terrell Davis Force (1:8 packs)

Pack 11:

Marvin Harrison & Charles Johnson Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 12:

Reggie White & Kerry Collins 50 pt (1:2 packs)

Pack 13:

Kerry Collins & Warren Moon 50 pt (1:2 packs)

Pack 14:

Andre Reed, Eddie George & Herman Moore 50 pt (1:2 packs)

Pack 15:

Eric Moulds 50 pt (1:2 packs)

Pack 16:

Tiki Barber, Desmond Howard, Troy Aikman, John Elway & Marvin Harrison Gold Foil (1:12 packs)

Pack 17:

Terrell Davis & Broderick Thomas Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 18:

Thurman Thomas & Dana Stubblefield Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 19:

Rod Woodson & Jim Harbaugh Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 20:

Barry Sanders, Jake Plummer, Thurman Thomas & Curtis Conway Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 21:

Michael Irvin, Shannon Sharpe, Ricky Watters & Wayne Martin Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 22:

Jason Taylor, Deion Sanders, Jerome Bettis, Jimmy Smith, Irving Fryar & Neil O’Donnell Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 23:

Cris Carter, Joey Galloway, Herman Moore, Bruce Smith & Greg Lloyd Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 24:

Reggie White, Tim Brown & Daryl Johnston Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 25:

Vinny Testaverde, Jeff George, Steve McNair, Antowain Smith & Yancey Thigpen Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 26:

Marvin Harrison, Andre Rison & Corey Dillon Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 27:

Jim Harbaugh, Ben Coates & Tim Brown Foil Die Cut (1:36 packs)

Pack 28:

Terry Glenn, Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders & Antonio Freeman Force (1:8 packs)

Pack 29:

Troy Aikman, Reggie White, Keenan McCardell & Ben Coates Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 30:

Drew Bledsoe, Steve Young, Steve McNair, Marshall Faulk & Ty Detmer Gold Foil (1:12 packs)

Pack 31:

Corey Dillon, Ty Law & Ike Hilliard Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 32:

Ray Lewis, Jason Taylor, Curtis Martin, Jamal Anderson, Warren Moon & Brett Favre Force (1:8 packs)

Pack 33:

Andre Reed, Willie McGinest, Herman Moore & Errict Rhett Foil (1:2 packs)

Pack 34:

John Elway, Corey Dillon, Tim Brown & Adrian Murrell 50 pt (1:2 packs)

Pack 35:

Jerry Rice, Thurman Thomas & Pat Barnes 50 pt (1:2 packs)

Pack 36:

Terrell Davis, Ike Hilliard, Jeff George, Steve McNair & Neil O’Donnell 50 pt (1:2 packs)

This product has some pretty good looking inserts. I also really liked the Tim Brown Foil Die Cut parallel. It’s tough to pull, too, with just one per box.

There were a couple of inserts I did not find in my box.

Finesse inserts are found 1:60 packs.

The toughest pulls of the set are Game Gear Quads, found just once in every 360 packs.

Overall, for just $29 (if you can find any boxes that cheap), this is a fun product to bust open!

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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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1 comment

  1. IAmNotARobot 5 December, 2019 at 15:43

    I enjoy these old box breaks. I didn’t open a lot of this stuff back in the day so it’s interesting to see what gets pulled.

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