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Bustin’ Wax: 1979 O-Pee-Chee baseball cards by Chris Olds

Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds opens a 31-year-old pack of 1979 O-Pee-Chee cards — so you don’t have to — in what we hope will be the first in an occasional series of vintage pack breaks called Bustin’ Wax.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …

While he didn’t admit it in the video, this is the oldest pack that Olds has ever opened. (That’s excusable since he started collecting in 1987, we guess…) His previous-oldest was a pack of 1982 Topps.

We want to know — when did you start collecting and what’s your oldest ripped pack?

Tell us below.

FREE STUFF FRIDAY (11/13): A preview by Chris Olds


We’ve got plenty more on tap for Free Stuff Friday as we enter a our sixth week of day-long contests with the mission to get free stuff into collectors’ hands.

We’ll kick it all off with an Early Bird Contest starting later tonight, which will run until we start giving stuff away at 10 a.m. Central time right here on The Beckett Blog (click that link for the latest contests in the morning).

All you have to do is be here and be ready to answer questions…

What will we have on tap? See it all after the jump.

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