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    1979 Topps Hockey Wax Box with 36 Unopened Packs - Wayne Gretzky Rookie Year! Like 1986-87 Fleer Basketball, the 1979-80 Topps Hockey issue has seen its hobby immortality assured by the rookie card of its sport's greatest figure. It had been the former that has seen the most fanfare over the past several months, riding the massive wave of interest in Michael Jordan spawned by "The Last Dance" documentary that flourished in the live-sports-free era of early pandemic. His PSA Gem Mint 10 rookie now regularly commands prices north of a half-million dollars.

    We offer this data in the interest of providing a degree of perspective into just how profoundly rare and important the offered lot is within the post-war trading card community. While there is no precise data for wax box populations, there are over 300 Jordan rookies assessed at a PSA Gem Mint 10 level. The population of Gem Mint 10 Topps Gretzky rookies?


    We sold one of those cards in our December 2020 auction for a world record price of $720,000, a figure that will surely tempt the high-stakes gamblers within our collecting clientele to consider breaking the authenticating seal from Steve Hart's Baseball Card Exchange and searching for another winning lottery ticket, though the virgin box will almost certainly follow the same rocketing trajectory of the issue's rookie icon. Moderate wear exhibited throughout. Reviewed and factory sealed by Steve Hart-Baseball Card Exchange.

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    May, 2021
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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