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    1986-87 Fleer Basketball Wax Box with 36 Unopened Packs. While the 1980's saw a welcome surge in interest in the sports card collecting, this trend resulted in a veritable tsunami of cardboard from the old guard and newcomers alike, creating a supply that drowned even that augmented demand. Today you'll find sets of Donruss, Topps and Upper Deck still in the shrink wrap, and selling for less than the thirty-year old price tag affixed. But there was one noteworthy exception for basketball fans: the 1986 Fleer edition of 132 cards and eleven stickers.

    Three decades later it is an issue that stands proudly as the most coveted basketball set of the modern era. Not since the fabled "Tall Boys" of the 1969-70 Topps issue has a basketball issue boasted such a remarkable assembly of rookie talent, highlighted, of course, by the number fifty-seven card (and number eight sticker) dedicated to the iconic Michael Jordan. A short list of esteemed stars and Hall of Famers who appear in this set (many their rookie debut) include Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, Joe Dumars, Patrick Ewing, Karl Malone, Manute Bol, Wayman Tisdale, Chris Mullin, Hakeem Olajuwon, Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, James Worthy, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

    Offered is an original retail box with thirty-six unopened wax packs as issued by Fleer. The outer box presents close to Mint with inner packs just as high quality. This is the ultimate representation of the modern trading card hobby's most iconic and important wax box. Authenticated & sealed by Baseball Card Exchange (BBCE).


    More Information:

    Baseball Card Exchange Letter Reads As Follows:

    This letter is being written for the 1986/87 Fleer basketball wax box that is labeled #X0198.

    This box is part of the "Jefferson City, MO" Fleer find. This find consisted of 7 full unopened 1986/87 Fleer basketball wax boxes. Each box contained 36 unopened wax packs and each pack has a 40 cent price tag on them. This specific box has a correct sticker collation and consistent packs. Packs are all centered close to the same as are the colors in the wrappers.

    The sticker collation for this box is as follows:

    Jabbar --- 4 Stickers

    Bird --- 3 Stickers

    Dantley ---3 Stickers

    English --- 3 Stickers

    Erving---3 Stickers

    Ewing---4 Stickers

    Johnson --- 3 Stickers

    Jordan --- 3 Stickers

    Olajuwon --- 3 Stickers

    Thomas --- 3 Stickers



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