Awesome! All-Stars Trading Cards (1988)

It’s another episode of Wax Pack Flashback! Where we open old packs of trading cards and let you watch along to join in the fun. There were so many sets and series of cards that came out in the ’80s and ’90s, that there was no way you could have got to experience them all. That’s where we come in. We track them down and open them so you can see what was missed.

In this episode that I filmed for The Retro Network, I open a pack of Awesome! All-Star cards that were produced by Fleer in 1988. I’m pretty sure a pack of these was the first cards I ever purchased on my own. So sit back and enjoy seeing what I find inside.

Batman Forever Trading Cards (1995)

In this episode of Wax Pack Flashback, Adam and Jason from The Retro Network both open a pack of Fleer Batman Forever cards from 1995. This 120-card set featured promo shots and stills from the movie. Unfortunately, there were no chase cards produced with the set, but the guys find some very fun cards and share their memories of Batman Forever to kick off the video.


Wax Pack Flashback is a series that appears on TRNTV on YouTube, hosted by a rotating cast of Mickey, Jason, and Adam. See all of the various trading card opening videos on TRNTV.

Beavis & Butt-Head Trading Cards (1994)

With Beavis & Butt-Head back in the news pretty heavily these days with the release of their new movie, Beavis & Butt-Head Do the Universe, it seems like a great time to share this video I made for The Retro Network opening a pack of their trading cards from 1994. I hope you enjoy the little trip down memory lane watching me open the pack and seeing what I found inside.

Classic WWF Wresting Trading Cards (1990)

In this Wax Pack Flashback video, I open a pack of Classic WWF Wrestling Superstars cards from 1990. These were some of my absolute favorite cards to collect back then, and I was fortunate enough to find some unopened packs of them to open again and let the nostalgia watch over me.

G.I. Joe Trading Cards (1991)

For this presentation from the Wax Pack Flashback series I do on the TRNTV YouTube channel for The Retro Network, I’m going all the way back to the beginning to the very first video in the series. In it, I open a pack of G.I. Joe trading cards from 1991 put out by Impel.

As you know, G.I. Joe may very well be my favorite property of all time and I’m usually all-in and anything and everything to do with it. But even though I was also into trading cards in a big way back in 1991, I never had nor opened a pack of these cards. So watch along as I open this old pack of cards and thumb through them to see what’s inside.

Yo! MTV Raps Trading Cards (1991)

Here is yet another old pack of trading card that you can watch me open from my Wax Pack Flashback series on the TRNTV YouTube Channel.

In this video, I open a pack of Yo! MTV Raps cards from 1991. Yo! MTV Raps was a daily show that was on MTV every afternoon at the time featuring the best and latest rap videos of the era. These cards feature shots of many of the artists whose videos appeared on the show at the time. Legendary names like Run D.M.C, M.C. Hammer, Heavy D, and more.

So take a little stroll back in time and live vicariously through me as I open this old pack of cards!

American Gladiators Trading Cards (1991)

It’s time once again to watch along as I open an old pack of trading cards! This time up, it’s American Gladiators cards from 1991. American Gladiators was one of my favorite shows of the time as it featured larger-than-life characters locked in sporting combat with better-than-average joes in incredibly entertaining games. These cards capture the feel of the show with its glamour shots of the Gladiators, mixed with action shots from the games.

This video was filmed quite a while back however as part of the Wax Pack Flashback series that I launched on The Retro Network. But the timing of the filming doesn’t really matter, as it’s evergreen content that is good whenever it’s consumed. I hope watching this makes you feel young again.

Mad Magazine Trading Cards (1992)

Here’s another fun opening of an old pack of trading cards I did as part of The Retro Network’s TRNTV Wax Pack Flashback series. In this video, I open and thumb through a pack of Mad Magazine cards from 1992. Back in the day, I never was able to snag any of these, but eventually bought a set of the Spy vs. Spy hologram chase cards. Did I get lucky and pull a hologram from this pack? You’ll have to watch to find out!

Wax Pack Flashback: Fright Flicks Cards (1988)

Last year, I did a series of Wax Pack Flashback videos for The Retro Network that focused on “spooky” or Halloween-themed cards. I’m re-rolling these episodes here on Retro Ramblings for the Halloween season, and this week I’m highlighting the Fright Flicks cards from 1988. Watch me open this pack and see what treasures have laid hidden inside for over 30 years!

Wax Pack Flashback: Skeleton Warriors Cards (1995)

Last year, I did a series of Wax Pack Flashback videos for The Retro Network that focused on “spooky” or Halloween-themed cards. I’m re-rolling these episodes here on Retro Ramblings for the rest of the month, and this week I’m highlighting the Skeleton Warriors cards from 1995. Watch me open this pack and see what treasures have laid hidden inside for almost 30 years!

Wax Pack Flashback: Tales From the Crypt Cards (1993)

Last year, I did a series of Wax Pack Flashback videos for The Retro Network that focused on “spooky” or Halloween-themed cards. I’m re-rolling these episodes here on Retro Ramblings for the rest of the month, and I’m starting with this pack of Tales From the Crypt cards from 1993. Watch me open this pack and see what treasures have laid hidden inside for almost 30 years!