1986 Fleer Basketball Wax Box with 36 Unopened Packs as Is...
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The greatest trading card issue of the past half century!
1986 Fleer Basketball Wax Box with 36 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 briskly but none better than this set, it
is truly a landmark promotion that turned the basketball hobby on
Three and a half 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 near-mint with slight wrinkling to the top affecting Larry Bird card graphics 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.
Guide Value or Estimate: $180,000 - up.
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