This week I posted about opening my first true wax box, Bowman 1990. The product was straight from the late 80s – generic design, flimsy stock. There’s nothing wrong with it, but it’s just not up to the innovation of the 90s. If the box was so lousy, why bring it back up? Well, the product was weak, but the experience was awesome.
I had forgotten the smell of the gum in packs. I had forgotten the little wax flakes that get everywhere when the packs are opened. I had forgotten how smoothly the wax layers separate when you tease two folds apart. I had forgotten the gritty feel of the cards from the powder coating of the gum. I had also forgotten the joy of wax and gum stains. Despite the stains, this was a fun box to open. It took me back about 30 years.