August 2023 Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/8/2023
Most advanced collectors have seen the famous black and white photo of a Woolworth's store display featuring boxes upon boxes of 1952 wax packs in front of 16-card display sheets. It was a bold move for the five-and-dime shop and any other establishment that stocked their shelves with a product that dared threaten long-established Bowman for market share. Not surprisingly, merchants had difficulty moving the product for a nickel a piece, but now that photo shows what amounts to tens of millions of dollars of value in today's market. Offered is a lightly handled 5-cent wax pack that has miraculously survived generations of temptation to discover what treasures lie in wait. PSA has graded this example with a respectable mark of 7 NM, one of just 6 to earn the grade with only 2 graded higher for all series. Originating from the first series, there's a plethora of potential great pulls that include the always elusive card #1 Pafko as well as Hall of Famers like Rizzuto, Irvin, Spahn, Snider, Roberts and Slaughter, subjects that are extremely tough in high-grade like Loes, Wellman and Wehmeier, the Joe Page and Johnny Sain error cards, and of course, each card could be either a black or red back. Typical signs of light wear are scattered along the green and red wrapper, but that's expected after over 70 years. A tremendous piece that earns the right to be preserved for all-time, but should the winning bidder roll the dice on this time capsule, it could end up being a very lucrative discovery.
1952 Topps Baseball Unopened Wax Pack 1st Series PSA 7 NM
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Minimum Bid: $9,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $101,508.00
Number Bids:32
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