Lot # 19: Extremely Rare 1970-1971 Topps Basketball Series 2 Unopened Wax Box (24 Packs) - Possible Pete Maravich Rookie Card!

Starting Bid: $10,000.00

Bids: 57 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2019",
which ran from 11/20/2019 12:30 PM to
12/8/2019 6:00 PM



Presented is an extremely rare original unopened wax box of 1970-1971 Topps basketball. Referring to this box as rare may even be understating how difficult it is to find for collectors of unopened material. This is the ONLY complete unopened wax box from this classic set that we have ever seen! Our consignor purchased this box directly from unopened-pack expert Steve Hart within the last ten years. The offered box, which comes shrink-wrapped by Hart's company, Baseball Card Exchange, is an incredible surviving gem. The box houses twenty-four packs, each containing ten cards and a Topps Action poster for a total 240 cards and twenty-four posters. The set is loaded with stars and Hall of Famers, including Wilt Chamberlain, Lew Alcindor, John Havlicek, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, and rookie cards of Pete Maravich, Calvin Murphy, and Pat Riley. As series two contains cards #111-176, it would stand to reason that this box would house multiples of many cards, including very likely the key Maravich rookie card! While it is impossible to provide guarantees with reference to grading of unopened material, it is entirely possible that this box includes several MINT and GEM MINT examples of many cards in the set. The display box is very attractive with bold colors and moderate shelf wear including creasing on all the panels. This is an exceptional unopened box, one of the rarest of all unopened issues, remaining in excellent condition just as it appeared nearly fifty years ago! Total: 24 packs. Reserve $10,000. Estimate (open).

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