1994 Topps was the first year in which Topps decided to go with an all foil wrapper. They had a "test" foil wrapper back in 1983, but this was the first time they went with a foil wrapper across the entire production for the year. I liked the idea of a foil wrapper because you couldn't see through it and it was less likely to be resealed. Wax packs are notorious for being easily resealed. I used to have an unopened pack collection but sold it all because the increasingly number of resealed packs found on eBay sickened me. However, just because packs are now made out if foil instead of wax doesn't mean that shady practices no longer exist. I will not buy loose packs at retail outlets due to the fact that there are plenty of pack searchers out there -- people who weigh, feel, grope, and simply cheat in order to get an advantage of knowing there is a "hit" inside. They buy the packs with the hits and leave the rest of the felt up, dead packs for the next unsuspected customer. Maybe one day card companies will make tamper proof packs that would put an end to pack searchers.
I was not a big fan of the 1994 Topps design. I haven't written in cursive since the third grade and I'm not a fan of reading cursive writing. That's what you get with 1994 Topps. Cursive writing for all of the names of the baseball players.
I bought several wax boxes and completed both series of this set. I have the set stored away in a binder. I wish I had a sell sheet for it, but unfortunately, I do not. I always like to add something special to the front of my binders to enhance my sets such as a sell sheet or a photo. In the event I do not have a sell sheet or a photo, then I include pictures of a Topps wrapper and a Topps wax box. Here is what I have for 1994:
The 1994 Topps set was divided into two series. They also did this in 1993. From 1974 to 1992, Topps sets were in one series only. Here is a picture of both series of 1994 Topps wax boxes:
If you, or anyone you know, has Topps sell sheets, please let me know. I do not need the actual sell sheet – just a scan would be fine. I have a long term goal of finding one sell sheet from every year Topps produced cards but I am beginning to think that is an impossible task. But maybe one day I will complete my sell sheet quest. Only time will tell….
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