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    Rare 1968 Topps Test Basketball Wrapper. The modern era for basketball cards were the "tall boy" cards that Topps sold in 1969. They were the first cards sold to the public but not the first late-1960's basketball cards Topps produced. Topps did produce a 22-card test set that had a roster only the HoF can call better including what would be a rookie card debut of John Havlicek. Traditionally these test cards have been dated to 1968 but team designations and images suggest the concept was seeded as early as 1967. One thing that is for sure is they are extremely rare. Naturally the same goes for any other collectible associated with a test issue like this white, paper envelope with two-color label which served as a wrapper for the cards which were then likely used to secure licensing rights and/or as a promotional tool for Topps executives, etc. The lone unopened pack confirmed they contained three cards and the as advertised booklet and stick of gum. Overall, it is sealed (empty) and in excellent-mint condition. We don't suggest waiting for a nicer one to come along.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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