The 1988 Maxx set explained by the company that created it. The 1988 Maxx set can be confusing when you are first introduced to it. I get asked a lot about the different printings and variations. I figured the best way to explain it is to let the company that made it explain it.
Maxx Faxx and later called Maxx Insider, was a newsletter for Maxx Club Members. When you signed up for a membership it allowed you to purchase products directly from Maxx and a subscription to the newsletter.
These images were taken from issues of Maxx Faxx and are here for historical reference. The first part of the story was told in the October 1991 Maxx Faxx issue (Volume 2, Number 3) on page 11 (Below)..
The second part of the story was told in the December 1991 Maxx Faxx issue (Volume 2, Number 4) pages 4 and 5 (Below)..
The third part of the story was told in the July 1992 Maxx Faxx issue (Volume 2, Number 6) on page 12 (Below)..
The fourth part of the story was told in the October 1992 Maxx Faxx issue (Volume 3, Number 1) on page 12 (Below).
Can you identify a counterfeit 1988 Dale Earnhardt #99?
Dale Earnhardt Sr. was a larger than life figure in NASCAR and when the 1988 Maxx set was released it was RED hot with the first printing sets (called Myrtle Beach sets) reaching $800 at one time. There was a frenzy for racing cards during the late 80’s and early 90’s. The 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt Sr #99 was never officially released by Maxx in 1988. The card was printed and held out of packs, boxes and sets since the two were unable to come to terms for that first set.
The 1988 Maxx Dale Earnhardt Sr #99 card found its way to collectors and was very expensive. Like other expensive sports cards counterfeit copies surfaced. Armed with these 5 easy steps you can be assured that you are receiving an original instead of a worthless counterfeit and saving you hundreds of dollars in the process.