Lot # 10: Exceptional 1960 Topps Unopened Cello Box (36 Packs) Including 16 Fourth Series (Mickey Mantle) Packs - BBCE

Starting Bid: $10,000.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2021",
which ran from 7/23/2021 12:00 PM to
8/15/2021 9:00 PM

Presented is an astounding complete unopened cello box of 1960 Topps Baseball containing thirty-six original unopened 10-cent cello packs from four different series, including sixteen packs from the desirable Mickey Mantle 4th Series. Also featured are eight packs from Series 2 (including one with #160 Mantle/Boyer showing on back and one with #136 Jim Kaat's rookie showing on back), four Series 3, and eight Series 6. Each cello pack houses twelve cards, for a total of 432 cards. This is an exceptional complete unopened cello box! The 1960 Topps set is very popular among collectors and Series 4 (which 16 packs in this box are from) features many stars of the era, including Mickey Mantle and Willie McCovey's rookie card. The display box has survived in outstanding condition, with bright colors and light shelf wear, including a few creases on the back panel. The box comes shrink-wrapped by Baseball Card Exchange (owned by Steve Hart, the foremost expert on unopened material) and the various series are noted on the label. While it is impossible to provide guarantees with reference to grading of unopened material, there is, of course, the very real possibility that within this box are Gem Mint cards. This tremendous high-grade unopened cello box, which looks as it did when it sat on a candy-store shelf in 1960, would make an incredible addition to even the most advanced baseball or unopened-box collection. Reserve $10,000.

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