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    One of the hobby's most coveted time capsules!

    1986-87 Fleer Basketball Wax Box with 36 Original Unopened Packs as Issued by Fleer. 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 and sealed by Baseball Card Exchange (BBCE).


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    Baseball Card Exchange LOA reads as follows:

    "This letter is being written for the 1986/87 Fleer basketball wax box that is labeled #0390. It is in my best opinion that this wax box is in its original form as issued by Fleer. All the packs have the same consistent centering of the wrappers. The wrapper colors (most noticeably the blues and reds) are of very similar tone. In addition, the collation of stickers is proper for a Fleer issued box. There are 3 stickers of each player and a 4th sticker showing for 3 additional players. The additional players with a 4th sticker are: Jabbar, Bird and Wilkins."


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2020
    29th-30th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 27
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