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Lot # 1128 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1977-1978 Topps Basketball Unopened Wax Box (36 Packs)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,800

Complete original unopened wax box of 1977-1978 Topps basketball. The box houses thirty-six packs with each pack containing ten cards, for a total of 360 cards. This box comes from a very old-time collection consigned to this auction and has been carefully saved by the owner since the year of issue. The 1977-1978 Topps basketball set features rookie cards of Hall of Famers Adrian Dantley and Robert Parrish as well as numerous other stars and Hall of Famers, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pete Maravich, and John Havlicek. 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 high-grade cards of these stars, as well as many other top players of the day. The wax packs grade Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt overall, with a few technically lesser due to tiny tears at the corners or loosening of the seals. The store display box is bright and bold with light shelf wear visible and small writing in ink ("5.40") on top. The top panel has become detached and is held together by vintage tape. A desirable complete wax box from this popular basketball issue! Total: 36 packs.  Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,800

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