Your wrappers !
Many, many times I have mentioned having a wrapper collection.Some probably think I'm crazy.
Some probably doubt it's actual existence !
But many of you have contributed to my cause and I do appreciate it.
So now I am starting a series of posts to show off my wrappers.If you have or know of any wrappers I don't have, please feel free to contact me.
I will compensate you for additions to my wrapper collection as well as my card collection.
There is at least one website, that I know of, dedicated to baseball card wrappers.
I would also be happy to hear from anyone else who collects wrappers or would like to.
I have lots of duplicates !
So here we go !
I have a serious lack of bookshelf space. I don't even have room for all my card binders right at the moment. This box sits on a shelf next to my desk and houses my wrapper binders for now.
Each page holds 3 wrappers on each side. The albums are designed for horizontal photos so, obviously, you open it sideways to view the wrappers. Eventually I want to have a system to display a base card with each wrapper. These would work well for that, a wrapper on top and a card on the bottom, but I don't have enough albums or space right now.
The wrappers will be shown in chronological order as they appear in my collection. If you see any mistakes, feel free to let me know. I'm old and tend to make mistakes !! Also, most older wrappers are not dated so, in some cases, I rely on what I'm told when I acquire them. I will try to update as I find new additions so these posts can serve as a have/want list.
So here we go, enjoy your trip into the past !
My oldest wrapper, 1979 Topps.
First of all, "purist" collectors, display the wrappers flat and unfolded. That allows you to see and read the advertising, as there are variations during the year for different promotions. I think it takes up too much space that way and the older ones are too expensive for me to try to get all of the varieties anyway. I just fold them to approximate pack size.
1981 Topps Baseball Scratch - off
1981 Topps Giant Photo Cards
1982 ? Fleer Star Stickers
1982 Topps Stickers
1983 Donruss HOF Heroes
1984 Donruss Baseball Champions
1984 Fleer Star Stickers
1984 Topps Baseball Rub-Downs
1985 Donruss Action All-Stars
1985 Fleer Star Stickers