Sports Card Box Glossary
Sports Card Storage Boxes
For anyone with a large collection of baseball or other sports cards, it is important to keep them in good shape and keep them organized. There are many different storage options but the most popular are sports card storage boxes. Although you are not able to see the front and back of every card when you use them, it does keep the cards safe from... [Read more of this review]
Sports card blaster boxes for sale
Blaster boxes is a term that has crept into the sports card hobby only in the last few years. Blaster boxes for sale are usually retail boxes that are smaller in size and price point than the more traditionally packaged boxes that contain 20 packs or more.
Blaster boxes are usually sold for $9.99 or $19.99, depending on the brand and number of packs... [Read more of this review]
Sports card cello boxes for sale
Cello boxes refer to the clear paper packaging that companies like Topps used to make oversized packs of sports cards.
Commonly used from the 1960s-late 1980s, cello packs were a Topps staple in the 70s. Most wax packs cost 10 cents in the early and mid-70s, while cello packs contained about three times as many cards and sold for 25-30 cents per pack. ... [Read more of this review]
Sports card hobby boxes for sale
Sports card "hobby boxes" are those that are distributed and sold exclusively through hobby shops or the more commonly referenced terms, “sports card store” or “baseball card shop”.
They usually contain inserts that boxes available in retail outlets like Target or Walmart do not have. They’re also usually more expensive.
Collectors or dealers... [Read more of this review]
Sports card jumbo boxes for sale
Sports card jumbo boxes can be found in a variety of formats. Older issue jumbo boxes often contained fewer packs, but more cards per pack. Others just have a larger number of packs. Typically, the former is more common, however.
Opening a jumbo box is sort of like opening a double or triple pack of cards. You don’t have quite as much trash... [Read more of this review]
Sports card rack packs for sale
Rack packs were vertically designed packaging for placement in toy shops, department stores and other locations where selling on ‘racks’ was typical. Popular from the early 1960s through the early 1990s, sports card rack packs are still around today at places like Kmart, Target and Walmart.
Sometimes rack packs can be a good buy, with the price... [Read more of this review]
Sports card retail boxes for sale
Retail sports card boxes are just that—boxes designed for sale through various retail outlets like Target, Walmart, convenience stores, drug store chains or other locations.
These boxes will often show up before the ‘hobby boxes’ are distributed to sports card stores. The boxes are meant to appeal to casual collectors, often containing a smaller... [Read more of this review]
Sports card vending boxes for sale
Vending boxes are the rectangular boxes that were part of a case distributed to those who pieced baseball and other sports card sets together or sold singles.
Devoid of any gum or packaging, the vending boxes usually contained 500 cards, jammed into the thin cardboard container very tightly. The cards were lying on their sides and a visible “pattern”... [Read more of this review]
Sports card wax boxes for sale
The term ‘wax box’ is still used by many sports card collectors and dealers, even though wrappers haven’t been made of a wax-type paper for a couple of decades now. Sports card wax boxes are really the foundation of the hobby itself.
The 'wax box' term came into vogue during the late 1970s and 80s when you had to differentiate between wax, rack... [Read more of this review]