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    1961 Fleer "Baseball Greats" Wax Box with 24 Unopened Packs. What is a gum company to do when Topps has the monopoly on putting the faces and logos of Major League players and teams on trading cards? You pull from the rich history of baseball and showcase "Baseball Greats." Fleer did just that in 1960 and built upon that 79-card effort again in 1961. Hard to argue when you have a roster with Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Nap Lajoie, Connie Mack, Tris Speaker, Cy Young, Grover Alexander, Cap Anson, Eddie Collins, George Sisler, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Hughie Jennings, Lefty Grove, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott, Dizzy Dean, Hank Greenberg and a fresh out of baseball legend in Ted Williams.

    Like the other unopened Fleer boxes in this auction, our consignor put this away back in the day for his retirement and the time has come. Offered is a scarce 1961 Fleer wax box of "Baseball Greats" with twenty-four 5-cent packs housed inside. Each pack has cards, a decal and a sticker. Thankfully when one stores something away and leaves it alone they remain in top condition and that is the case here. The outer box has slight signs of wear and presents at the near-mint level. The interior packs were just as if not nicer.


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    February, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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