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    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 its ear.

    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 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. Authenticated & sealed by Baseball Card Exchange (BBCE).


    More Information: The content of the letter from Steve Hart of the Baseball Card Exchange:

    To Whom It May Concern,

    This letter is being written for the 1986/87 Fleer basketball wax box that is labeled #X1096.

    This box is part of the "Jefferson City, MO" Fleer find. This find consisted of 7 full unopened 1986/87 Fleer basketball wax boxes. each box contained 36 unopened packs and each pack has a 40-cent price tag on them. This specific box has a correct sticker collation and consistent packs. Packs are all centered close to the same as are the colors in the wrappers. We will label this as a "wax box"

    The sticker collation for this box is as follows:
    Jabbar --- 4 Stickers
    Bird --- 4 Stickers
    Dantley --- 4 Stickers
    English --- 3 Stickers
    Erving---3 Stickers
    Ewing--- 3 Stickers
    Johnson --- 3 Stickers
    Jordan --- 3 Stickers
    Olajuwon --- 3 Stickers
    Thomas --- 3 Stickers
    Wilkins --- 3 Stickers


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