How were baseball card wax packs made?

Baseball card wax packs were typically made using a process that involved several steps. Here is a general overview of how they were made:

  1. Printing the cards: The baseball cards were printed on large sheets of paper using a printing press. The sheets would contain several copies of each card, which would later be cut and packaged into individual wax packs.
  2. Cutting the cards: The sheets of cards were then cut into individual cards using a cutting machine. The cutting process had to be precise to ensure that each card was the correct size and shape.
  3. Packaging the cards: The individual cards were then packaged into wax packs. A typical wax pack would contain a random assortment of cards, often with one or more “special” cards included as a bonus. The wax packs were then sealed with a layer of wax to prevent tampering.
  4. Boxing the wax packs: The wax packs were then boxed and shipped to distributors and retailers.

The process of making baseball card wax packs varied somewhat depending on the manufacturer and the era in which they were produced. However, the basic steps outlined above were common to most baseball card wax pack production processes. 

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