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    1986 Fleer Basketball Wax Box With 36 PSA Graded 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 11 stickers. Almost 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 HoFers 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 a fresh original retail wax box of 36 unopened wax packs, each graded by PSA and consecutively numbered! The high quality packs grade out as follows: PSA Mint 9 - 5 packs; PSA NM-MT 8 - 29 packs and PSA NM 7 - 2 packs. The outer box presents at the EX level but does have one corner split. One pack graded NM-MT has the coveted Michael Jordan rookie card as the top card, two others have the Jordan sticker showing on the bottom! For the basketball fan, this is set is as significant and as passionately pursued as the 1952 Topps set is by baseball hobbyists. With each passing year it is more and more obvious the current supply will not meet collector demand.


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    May, 2015
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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