Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1969 Topps Baseball First Series Wax Box with 24 Unopened 5-cent Wax Packs. Unopened packs and boxes from generations past must certainly be the most fascinating type of collectible that doesn't have "Game Used" in their title. For the collector, their childhood is peppered with happy memories of plucking down those hard earned nickels and dimes only to pull out a fresh, glossy card of one favorite player that last card we need to fill in our treasured set. Admit it, even if you didn't need a single card it is a thrill time after time hearing the wax paper bloom open, the smell of the gum that tasted so bad it was good. How even a single pack manages to somehow remain intact is the ultimate question mark. It isn't just an unopened pack, it represents a lost moment of happiness from a time before jobs, responsibilities, doing taxes, etc., etc.

    Our databases show a number of 1969 Topps baseball counter display boxes have been put up for auction. All of them were empty boxes! Offered is an unquestionably rare 5-cent wax box from the first series of Topps baseball cards from 1969! This one has what is believed to be not just twenty-four uncirculated wax packs but possibly the same ones hosed for almost 50 years now. The box presents excellent with buckling and tears at the right and left tabs. The packs are a consistent high quality and visually looked undisturbed.

    Inside could be a Mint or even Gem Mint card featuring any one of a dozen different League Leader cards featuring one of more Stars and HoFers, Ernie Banks, Joe Morgan, Roberto Clemente, An Al Oliver (rookie), Graig Nettles (rookie), Hank Aaron, Lou Brock, Johnny Bench and much more. We certainly understand and sympathize with whoever should give into what must be an overwhelming need to open this lost treasure. Reviewed and factory sealed by Steve Hart/Baseball card Exchange.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    19th-20th Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 21
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,333

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 1 day left to consign to the 2019 August 17 - 18 Summer Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am regarding the sale of my hockey jersey. You were great to work with, you answered all my phone calls and e-mails in a prompt manner, and you did a great job marketing the jersey.
    Fairmouth, ME
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 May 30  1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction - Dallas
    2019 May 30 1915 Cracker Jack PSA Set Registry Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,406,927