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    What specific years are junk era?

    80-2000?

    89-98?

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    88-93 I say

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    My personal definition is 1986-1995. You can find good product in that era as well, like 1989 Upper Deck, 1990 Leaf. 1993 starts to get into some premium product like Finest, but there is still junk in the early to mid 90's as well.

    Guilty pleasure opening junk wax: 1991 Donruss to pull a Sandberg Elite, and 1987 Fleer since I obsessed over the Will Clark and Bo Jackson cards as a kid.


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    I just picked up 60,000 1985 -1992 , over 5000 bad off centered / out of focus and 30 plus of most players - bunches of WHO ?
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    83-95

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    For me it's 88-94.

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    I say 83 - 96.
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    I think 52-74

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    It is kind of like what people think of when being a gen-xer, or being a millennial, etc. There isn't really a set range that EVERYONE agrees on. For me, I think a widely casted net would be 86 to 95, with 88 to 92 being the super junk wax years
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCorona View Post
    I think 52-74

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    Then I collect a lot of junk!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dano7 View Post
    Then I collect a lot of junk!!!
    Just send me all the junk then, I'll dispose of it for u
    Please note: Card collecting is my hobby, not my life. I don't take it that serious and like to keep it fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCorona View Post
    Just send me all the junk then, I'll dispose of it for u
    Insert joke about "junk" here....

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    Depends on the brand. '87-'93 for Topps. '88-'92 for Donruss (Doesnt Leaf still have a press running the '88's?). '89-92 for Fleer. '90-'92 for UD. '88-93 for Score. I can't say Sportflics were ever junk wax.

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    1988 Donruss. These were even in vending machines and were sold every where.

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    What is the definition of "junk wax"? Is it overproduced sets or ones where there is literally 0 value.

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