Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Junk Mall Junk Wax Wednesday

 Ripping a random pack of junk wax from the local junk mall.

I'm assuming these were distributed at Canadian McDonalds restaurants.
Pack of four cards plus a checklist card with the chance to pull a Game Jersey, Signature Collection autograph, The Great Career, or a The Rookie Year parallel card.

Base cards

The Rookie Year "parallel" cards


So it seems that The Rookie Year parallels (tan cards) aren't really parallels in that they have a different design with a different photo (see the Curtis Joseph cards above). So they look nothing like the base card.
They are numbered the same as the base card but end in an "R".

So maybe the issue is that TCDB calls The Rookie Year a parallel set when in fact it isn't.
I dunno.


  1. Nice cards. I like the Retro design and look.

  2. Are cards from 1999 still considered junk wax?

  3. I am not into hockey cards at all but those cards look nice and it features guys I've heard of before [in particular, the longtime Ducks star, Kariya].

  4. I liked the Retro sets UD produced back in the late 90's... especially the lunch boxes they came in. Had no idea they teamed up with McDonalds for this oddball issue. Very cool.

  5. Pretty cool that you have Canadian McDonalds cards in your junk mall.