Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Validated and sealed by Steve Hart & Baseball Card Exchange

    1961-62 Fleer Basketball Wax Box with Twenty-Four Unopened Packs. A sixty-year-old virgin! Unless you've been lost for decades in an attic somewhere, like the offered relic, you're surely aware that unopened wax has been one of the market's top performers, an enduring bull market which exhibits no signs of slowing. Most collectors are satisfied simply by the mystery of endless possibility contained within the ancient seals, while those more daring hobbyists throw open the vault doors and send the contents off for slabbing.

    It will be particularly difficult to resist that urge in this case, as the 1961 Fleer Basketball series is so choked with hardcourt legends that no fewer than thirty-five of the set's sixty-six entries fall under the heading of "star card" in SMR price guides. Particularly thrilling are the high odds of discovering the rookie cards of iconic names like Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Elgin Baylor and Jerry West. In fact, Steve Hart confirms in his included letter that three of the packs definitely feature a legend on top: Wilt Chamberlain #8, Wilt Chamberlain in Action #47, and Elgin Baylor #3.

    Simple mathematics tells us that there are 144 cards contained within the twenty-four packs of six, resulting in the probability of two examples of each member of the set's full roster. PSA Mint 9 representations of many of the stars are solidly in the five-figure range, as are some of the common Gem Mint 10's. A veritable fortune could reside within, leaving the box's new owner faced with Dirty Harry's timeless query.

    Do you feel lucky?

    Reviewed and sealed by Steve Hart/Baseball Card Exchange.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2021
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 25
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,906

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Aug 21, 2021 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item
    Coming soon:

    Jewelry & Timepieces
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Photography
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Space
    Opens about 10/25/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 10/26/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 10/27/2021

    Sports Collectibles
    Opens about 10/28/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 10/29/2021

    Movie Posters
    Opens about 10/29/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 10/24/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/10/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/01/2021

    Ethnographic Art
    Opens about 11/11/2021

    Fine & Rare Wine
    Opens about 11/12/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/12/2021

    Historical
    Opens about 11/15/2021

    Luxury Accessories
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Entertainment
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 11/07/2021

    Jewelry & Timepieces
    Opens about 11/05/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Nature & Science
    Opens about 11/17/2021

    Photography
    Opens about 11/17/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/08/2021

    Rare Books
    Opens about 11/19/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 11/18/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 11/11/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 11/22/2021

    Jewelry & Timepieces
    Opens about 11/24/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Currency
    Opens about 11/22/2021

    Arms & Armor
    Opens about 11/23/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 11/23/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/24/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/15/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/15/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/24/2021

    Currency
    Opens about 11/18/2021

    Sports Collectibles
    Opens about 11/24/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 11/21/2021

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 27 days left to consign to the 2021 December 18 Sports Showcase Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I want to again thank you for a job well done. Your professionalism prevailed through out the process for which I am so grateful.
    Jerry D.,
    New Ulm, MN
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search