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1989 Fleer Wax Pack Box Date?

This box has Woolworth price stickers of .55 cent on them with a date, I think the date on the price stickers is after the errors were found but could it still possibly have the errors if they just put a later price tag on it?

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  • jfkheatjfkheat Posts: 2,716 ✭✭✭✭✭

    May 1989 would be well after any errors were corrected.

  • FirstBeardFirstBeard Posts: 453 ✭✭✭

    I think these are cool.

  • totallyraddtotallyradd Posts: 919 ✭✭✭

    The way cards were selling then, it's doubtful that's an error box. You might come across a black out or scribbled Ripken though. 89 Fleer is a fun rip regardless, if you choose to go that route. The last few New Years day I've ripped a box for kicks.

  • ReggieClevelandReggieCleveland Posts: 3,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm nearly certain all of the errors that are worth something were produced and inserted into the production run at the end of 1988 and by the time 1989 rolled around they were all fixed. Anything produced in 1989 is almost certainly all correct. Believe I opened an early January box and it was filled with correct versions.

    Arthur

  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,441 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 7, 2023 10:56AM

    @ReggieCleveland said:
    I'm nearly certain all of the errors that are worth something were produced and inserted into the production run at the end of 1988 and by the time 1989 rolled around they were all fixed. Anything produced in 1989 is almost certainly all correct. Believe I opened an early January box and it was filled with correct versions.

    Arthur

    That sounds way wrong; pretty sure back in those days the packs weren't released until the year changed over... No one was getting 1989 baseball cards for Christmas! I think the media picked up the story around mid to late January

  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,441 ✭✭✭✭

    Umm OK... Maybe they stockpiled them, but per this article, they were still made in early January, which makes sense since that is when the news broke, err the FF was discovered. Fleer didn't discover it themselves. Did anyone get a FF for xmas/chanooka?

    https://www.postwarcards.com/pulling-the-bill-ripken-ff-error-from-1989-fleer-wax-boxes/

  • ReggieClevelandReggieCleveland Posts: 3,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I didn't get squat for chanooka. I'd like to speak to a manager.

    Arthur

  • junkwaxgemsjunkwaxgems Posts: 224 ✭✭✭

    @ReggieCleveland said:
    I'm nearly certain all of the errors that are worth something were produced and inserted into the production run at the end of 1988 and by the time 1989 rolled around they were all fixed. Anything produced in 1989 is almost certainly all correct. Believe I opened an early January box and it was filled with correct versions.

    Arthur

    This is the truth.

    I believe it was early January that the Ripken's started being corrected. The Randy Johnson cards had gone through 13 (or more, depending on your perspective) distinct corrections before January 1st, 1989. The earliest known cases of 1989 Fleer are mid November 1988 dated.

    fka jacksoncoupage, comc.com: junkwaxgems, ebay: junkwaxgems
  • countdouglascountdouglas Posts: 2,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I really thought it was common knowledge that the junk wax era printing presses fired up pretty much immediately after the last out of the World Series. Sam's Club would have the next year's wax cases on the shelves in December.

  • 1989 cases were released in Nov of 1988. By Jan of 1989 the Randy Johnson cards had been corrected and it wasnt until late Jan the Ripkens were corrected. The only way to know if you have a box with errors is to go by the black stamped date code on the outside of the CASE. Usually anything dated b4 Jan 20th had the Ripken FF error

  • GansetttimeGansetttime Posts: 218 ✭✭✭

    That sounds way wrong; pretty sure back in those days the packs weren't released until the year changed over... No one was getting 1989 baseball cards for Christmas! I think the media picked up the story around mid to late January

    In the 80s it was quite common for me to pick up new releases of that year from Topps and Fleer from dealers at shows in early January.

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