Cheap Wax Wednesday Box Breaks: 2004 Fleer Showcase Baseball

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This box of 2004 Fleer Showcase Baseball came in just under the $50 maximum price to be featured as part of this series.

2004 Fleer Showcase Baseball Box

2004 Fleer Showcase Baseball Box Break

Cards per pack: 5
Packs per box: 24
Price paid: $49

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Pack 1 highlights:

Jeff Bagwell & Randy Johnson

Pack 2:

Roberto Alomar, Pedro Martinez (my second copy of this one, as a big Pedro collector), Edgar Martinez & Jeff Bagwell Baseball’s Best (1 in every 24 packs)

Pack 3:

Kerry Wood & Oscar Villareal Showcasing Talent (1:6 packs)

Pack 4:

Chipper Jones and a Yankees trio of Jason Giambi, Hideki Matsui & Alfonso Soriano

Pack 5:

Dontrelle Willis, Albert Pujols, Magglio Ordonez & Albert Pujols Legacy Collection (0103/1000, 1:24 packs)

Pack 6:

Jim Thome, Gary Sheffield & Barry Zito

Pack 7:

Sammy Sosa & Greg Maddux

Pack 8:

Ken Griffey, Jr., Miguel Tejada & Jorge Posada

Pack 9:

Garret Anderson & Alex Rodriguez

Pack 10:

Hideo Nomo, Jose Reyes & Ken Griffey, Jr. Legacy Parallel (50/99, 1:24 packs)

Pack 11:

Pat Burrell, Vladimir Guerrero & Andruw Jones

Pack 12:

Bernie Williams, Todd Helton, Tim Salmon & Matt Kata Showcasing Talent (1:6 packs)

Pack 13:

Nomar Garciaparra, Curt Schilling, Carlos Delgado, Roy Halladay & Juan Pierre Showcase Grace (1:12 packs)

Pack 14:

Derek Jeter, Manny Ramirez & Prentice Redman Showcasing Talent (1:6 packs)

Pack 15:

Mike Lowell & Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez

Pack 16:

Torii Hunter & Mark Prior Showcase Grace Jersey Relic (1:48 packs)

Pack 17:

Mark Teixeira, J.D. Drew & Craig Brazell Showcasing Talent (1:6 packs)

Pack 18:

Omar Vizquel, Jose Vidro & Gary Sheffield

Pack 19:

Sammy Sosa & Vladimir Guerrero Baseball’s Best Game Used (1:75 packs)

Pack 20:

Jason Varitek, Mike Piazza, Tom Glavine & Lance Berkman

Pack 21:

Larry Walker, Frank Thomas & Jim Edmonds

Pack 22:

Craig Biggio, Mark Prior & Pedro Martinez Showcase Grace (1:12 packs). A new Pedro addition! My 1,716th different Pedro card!

Pack 23:

Ichiro Suzuki & Roy Oswalt

Pack 24:

Josh Beckett, Scott Rolen & Josh Willingham Sweet Sigs Autograph (127/180)

Lastly, the Scott Rolen (a very underrated player, in my opinion) card back.

Overall a nice break. These Fleer Showcase cards absolutely feel high end, with a thicker card stock and glossy surface. Really nice to hit the Griffey Legacy parallel. With there being only one per box it is always nice to hit a big name. It also doesn’t hurt that I hit a new Pedro card for the PC!

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3 comments

  1. fred 26 September, 2019 at 13:16

    Here’s why I never open wax anymore. You spend $49 on a box and get 120 cards. 110 can be found in a dime bin. The SP’s and #’d cards and better inserts can be found for 25-50 cents each. The two game used cards and the auto you can track down for $1-$2 each. The Griffey parallel might be tough because of its scarcity but if you were desperately seeking that card you can probably find it for $5. $10 tops. So you’ve spent $49 on a box that you can buy the cards for separately for $25-$30. Maybe if you got luckier with the box and pulled something truly valuable you could luck out, but why bother? Especially on an old product like this, if your main concern is resale value. Nobody is looking for this stuff anymore, only the hottest rookies.

  2. Shane 2 October, 2019 at 20:21

    I open product more for the fun of it. Since I don’t sell much I am not too worried about resale value. I am a true collector at heart!

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