Dead Wax Society

Just another blog about nostalgia for wax and baseball cards

How long will it take for Topps to return my cards?

Sent out an envelope on Wednesday to get my missing 2011 Gypsy Queen autograph and to also get a replacement HR Heroes A-Rod.  Since I don’t care too much for A-Rod, I wanted to get a version without creases/bends since it’s pretty likely that I’ll eventually trade it away.


Written by deadwaxsociety

May 13, 2011 at 8:37 am

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  1. Found your blog via twitter, DWS, and find myself in a similar situation. I was born in ’79 and collected cards (mostly baseball) from about ’87-’92. Haven’t really thought much of them since, but always knew they were locked up safely at my folks’ house in my childhood bedroom closet. I’ve always loved baseball but, with school, job, family and everything along the way – I haven’t been able to follow it like I did back in those days. Trying to now with focus on my favorite teams, the Yankees and the Braves (Mattingly and Murphy were my players, I wasn’t a bandwagon jumper).

    Anyways, I am also expecting the birth of my son in a month or so and with the realization that I might have a little version of my former self around, one of the things that came to mind was baseball and baseball cards. My Dad had set aside complete sets for me and presented them one Christmas when I was old enough. That’s where my passion for the hobby started. I can’t wait to do the same for my son. Recently visited my folks and spent HOURS digging through my old collection – was wonderfully enjoyable and now I’m fighting the urge to pick up some packs….just to see, just for the memory trip, just for that old rush. Who knows if I’l pull the trigger?! I wouldn’t even recognize more than half of the players, anyways (unless I check out some Gypsy Queen-type cards with the old players mixed in there). An explanation to the wife would be the greatest challenge, of course.

    To sum it up – you’re not alone.

    Keep the blog going, looking forward to your posts. Cheers!


    Ryan LaMonica

    May 19, 2011 at 2:12 pm

  2. I think one of the nice things about getting back into the hobby is that I’ve started following more baseball news and getting to recognize these names I’ve never heard before. Pretty much stopped watching/following each and every single game after the ’94 strike and stopped paying attention after 2001, then briefly paid attention after attending an Angels game during their World Series run in 2002. Collecting these cards has rekindled my interest enough to read some baseball news not involving the Dodgers or Angels.

    Also, was a bit of a 90s Braves fan even though my team is the Dodgers. Mainly because the ’92 playoffs were between the Pirates and Braves and as a kid its kind of hard to ignore the Tomahawk Chop. Also loved the Brave starting rotation of Avery, Smoltz and Glavine (and latter Maddux). Just so dominating. Unfortunately my favorite player was Avery and his career just nosedived after his injury.

    Thanks for reading my first few posts. Maintaining a non-personal website is actually pretty hard when you have to write a large portion of the content!


    May 21, 2011 at 8:53 am

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