Ed Odeven Reporting

By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (July 29, 2020) — Decades after he collected baseball cards, Brad Balukjian was intrigued by an original idea: opening up a pack of cards and meeting all of the players whose cards were in the pack.

And then he pursued that idea.

It led to an epic journey across the United States.

Balukjian’s curiosity sparked his desire to take the trip, meet former MLB players and talk to them about their lives decades after their playing days.

The result? “The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife,” one of the top-selling sports books in 2020.

Positive reviews have helped the book create an online buzz, with diehard baseball fans also pining for nostalgia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reviews of “The Wax Pack” illuminate the book’s compelling topic and Balukjian’s storytelling skills.

Here’s a few, which are posted on the book’s Amazon page:

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