From My Collection: Some 1988 Score Box-Bottom Cut-Outs
I used to buy a number of wax boxes back in the height of the junk wax era, and now I have some of the box-bottom cards. Back then we didn't actually call Score boxes "wax boxes." They had different packaging, so they were called mylar boxes. But that's just a technicality. I bought many packs of 1988 Score, but only one complete box, so I have 4 of the box-bottom cards.
1988 Score Box-Bottom trivia card.
Trivia card back.
I really enjoyed the Score magic motion trivia card inserts. I guess in contrast to Topps' gum, Fleer's stickers, and Donruss' puzzle pieces, Score had to think of something to put into packs with the cards. (Did they really, though? Couldn't they just have had the cards?) So they put in trivia cards, and not just any trivia cards, but Sportflics-style "magic motion" cards. Well, on the box bottom, you don't get magic motion, you just get hte trivia. I, for one, did not remember what happened at Comiskey park on July 6, 1983. But apparently a grand slam broke a jinx.
Dave Winfield card back.
The other three cards are more traditional, and Score used them for a little All-Star set which isn't all that different from the Topps rack pack All-Star cards. I'm not sure why my Dave Winfield has such a big crease. While the box bottom might have some damage when it's intact, it's not likely to actually be creased with all of the packs inside. And by 1988, I was mainly taking better care of my cards. But in any case, this is quite a beat-up card, which I'm still quite happy to have.
Finally, we have two more perrenial All-Stars, Gary Carter and Ozzie Smith. I wasn't a fan of Carter per se, since he was with the Mets. (If Dad and I went to Phillies-Mets games at the Vet, Mets fans would come down and start fights. We stopped going to Mets games.) It was always fun to watch Ozzie Smith play, and especially to watch him take the field.