The above 1998 Chrome must have been sitting in these boxes for a long time, as the cards had to be peeled apart, and they seemingly don't need prepping. I think whatever UV coating Topps used then was pretty bad, and was susceptible to melting and sticking to other cards. I hate it. Still, the card looks ok, but a lot of the cards from those boxes look kind of cloudy, especially when I prep them with powder, so I sent off a few last week unprepped, just to see what happens.
I mailed to Ford on August 31 and got the cards back on September 17, for a 17-day TAT.