|Michael Jordan on the cover of the November 1990 Baseball Card Price Guide Monthly.|
|The backs of the Jordan and Davis cards.|
I think that the first place that Dad and I mail-ordered from was Old Sports Cards. There wasn't anything particularly special about them, but I think they were a smaller operation than many of the other advertisers, and they were entirely reliable. When we first ordered from them, probably in 1988, they had a half-page (or less) ad in a similar magazine. Things must have been booming, and here in 1990 they bought a full-page ad. I don't have any idea what I bought from them, but it was surely some combination of complete sets, single wax packs, and odds and ends. An interesting item to note is the price of an unopened wax box of 1987 Donruss -- $74.95. That's a bargain compared to the price in some of the other ads. I do remember being fascinated by their list of non-sports offerings: Andy Gibb, Dinosaur Attacks, Flying Nun, Hysterical History, and so on.