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    1986 Fleer Basketball Wax Box with 36 Unopened Packs as Issued by Fleer--Jordan #57 on Top of One Pack! - The Burgess Lee Berlin, M.D., J.D. Collection. 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 its ear.

    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 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. The letter from Baseball Card Exchange notes that one of the packs features a Michael Jordan #57 rookie card on top, and that the collation of stickers is correct for a factory-issued box, with three stickers of each player and an additional fourth for Bird, Dantley and English. Authenticated & sealed by Baseball Card Exchange (BBCE).


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