We have a throwback break today, in 1991 Topps. This was the 40th anniversary release for Topps. It was a simpler time for collecting, as there are no hits or inserts to speak of in the box, but there is a very remote chance at a buyback card from any of the previous releases, before they used to stamp each buyback card. Topps inserted one of each card ever produced or a redemption for it, if the card was too valuable or large to fit in the pack. The buybacks were very rare as this is one of the most over produced sets of all times.
There are a lot of print variations from this set, including card backs that glow under a black light. We’re only going to examine the errors which were corrected in this break, as they are more obvious. The rack box advertises 24 packs of 45 cards each. Since these are rack packs, there is no gum or wax involved, so the cards should be in overall good condition. Even so, there were still 12 cards which came out of the packs damaged, and it’s not exactly clear why. There was significant corner damage, despite the box and packs being in great condition.
This box contained:
1119 Base Cards (712 different of 792 base set 89.9%)
22 Base Error Cards
12 Damaged Cards