So as a kid the holy grail was to pull an elite card from a pack of 1991 donruss baseball cards. The ultimate elite card at that time was Jose Canseco. I never realzied the odds that were stacked up against me though. They made close to 100k of the special elite cards but they made boat loads of 1991 donruss cards.. I'm talking over 4 BILLION. When I was a kid that wasn't public knowledge like it is now. So anyway, the odds of you pulling one would be somewhere around 1 in 20 cases (Each case contains 20 wax boxes that each have 36 packs in them).
So now that I am older and there are obviously still unopened boxes out there considering they printed over 4 billion cards.. I decided to give it a go. I bought 8 boxes of them. After going through about 5 boxes and not sniffing an elite card, I was starting to concede the odds were against me and it just wasn't going to happen. I get about half way through the 6th box and as I open the pack I noticed behind the puzzle piece a background that wasn't familiar on one of the cards. This was it.. I finally pulled an elite card.. but which one was it and which serial # out of 10k was it? Turns out it was the exact card I wanted as a kid.. Jose Canseco.
Yah yah.... I know.. cool starry bra.
Card isn't worth a whole lot but the sentimental value is through the roof for me! lol