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    Happy Golden Anniversary!

    1971 Topps Baseball (1st Series) Wax Box With 24 Unopened Packs. It's one of the most condition sensitive modern day issues, so finding uncirculated cards from the 1971 Topps Baseball series is a dream come true. Overall, early 1970's unopened material is difficult to acquire. Our research showed us that the 1971 Topps Baseball wax boxes that did auction were not from the first series. Our offered box is a first series box with all twenty-four uncirculated 10-cent wax packs still housed in their original multi-color counter display box!

    The box presents nicely with slight buckling, a crease or two and corner wear. The front panel boasts "COLLECT ALL THE TOP STARS!" which in the first (of six) series included #1 Champions/Orioles, Thurman Munson, Dave Concepcion (Rookie), Reggie Jackson, Bert Blyleven (Rookie), Catfish Hunter, Willie McCovey, Stave Carlton, Phil Niekro, Lou Pinella, one and more of the dozen League Leader cards, Luis Tiant, Pete Rose, Ted Simmons (Rookie), and Bill Mazeroski on a Mint or even Gem Mint condition card.

    We certainly understand and sympathize with anyone who might give into what must be an overwhelming desire to open these treasures of one's lost childhood. Authenticated and sealed by Steve Hart-Baseball Card Exchange. The BBCE label notes every pack has a 1/4" tear in the paper, undoubtedly a result of some mishap during the finishing process.

    More Information: To Whom it may Concern,

    This letter is being written for a 1971 Topps Baseball 1st Series 5-cent wax box that is labeled #X0172.

    It is in my best opinion that this wax box is 100% original and untampered with. While the packs themselves are fresh and would at first glance appear to be NM-MT, they each have a slight factory tear on the right edge of each wrapper in the exact same spot. This would technically make the grade of each pack EX-MT to NM.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Steve Hart
    Owner, Baseball Card Exchange, Inc.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2021
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 30
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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