As I mentioned yesterday, the main reason for buying a 2012 Topps pack was to add to my pack collection. I thought you might want to see what the wall looks like now, with 2012 added.
This display is above my workspace, so I see it every day when I'm working on the blog. The top row is a fifteen year run, from 1969 to 1983. The second shelf is another fifteen years, through 1998. The bottom row is fourteen years worth, from 1999 to 2012.
I figure I've got another four years worth of space before I need to add another shelf. I already have the shelf made, so when 2017 rolls around, I'm good to go.
As the years go by, the actual wax packs are getting closer to being a minority. Right now there are 23 packs that have actual wax wrappers, 1969 - 1991. Then there are two packs, 92-93, that are more like cellophane than wax, though they are the same size as the wax packs. The modern foil packs start with 1994, making nineteen of them. When I start using my fourth shelf in 2017, wax will be a minority.
But I won't be changing the blog's name to Wrigley Foil.