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1967 Topps "Who Am I" Unopened Wax Box (24 packs)

Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $5,925.00

Extremely rare complete unopened wax box from the 1967 Topps "Who Am I" issue. This box houses twenty-four five-cent wax packs, each containing several trading cards and a stick of gum. This is a particularly rare unopened box. In fact, we are only aware of one other wax box from this series to ever be offered at auction. The 1967 Topps "Who Am I" set is one of the most unusual and interesting sets ever produced by Topps. The set features many important figures in world history, including presidents, inventors, and athletes, each with a scratch-off disguise, and clues to help kids identify the famous person. The back of each issued card has additional clues and instructions to "Scratch off disguise on front to discover Who I Am. Use a coin or fingernail." To sports collectors, this set is highlighted by four Hall of Fame baseball players: Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Sandy Koufax, but most of the set is comprised of very important historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, and Albert Einstein. The offered wax box has been beautifully preserved and appears exactly as it would have on store shelves more than forty-five years ago. The twenty-four packs are all tightly wrapped in crisp, clean, and colorful wax wrappers and grade Nr/Mt-Mt or better throughout. The display box itself also presents in very high grade with barely any shelf or handling wear visible. The blue and yellow colors, along with illustrations of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in disguise, remain very vibrant and pleasing to the eye. The die-cut top panel, intended to be popped out for store displays, is completely unpunched, suggesting that this box was never even made available for purchase on store shelves. While it is impossible to provide guarantees with reference to grading of unopened material, there is, of course, the very real possibility that within this box are Mint or Gem Mint cards from this set. This is an exceptionally scarce wax box, surviving in extraordinary condition, from this popular 1960s Topps sport and nonsport issue. Total: 24 packs. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+. SOLD FOR $5,925.00

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