Junk Wax Journeys: 1988 Donruss Baseball


The term “Junk Wax” can be a polarizing term among collectors. There is one camp that can be offended by the mere correlation between cards and “junk.” Then there is the camp that embraces it as a term of endearment that represents when cards were cards. Without all the fancy relics, autographs, and parallels. Let me get this out in the open right up front: I love Junk Wax! I am squarely in the second camp and am not ashamed to admit it. Cards from that forlorn era trigger so many happy memories from when responsibility belonged to my parents…

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Joey Shiver

Joey began collecting in 1988, at the age of 11. He’s an avid collector of Football, Baseball and Basketball and has a particular interest in Atlanta and UGA Sports. He’s also never met a Ron Gant card he didn’t like! If you have a great local card shop or want to reach out to Joey, you can find him on Twitter and Instagram or by email.

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