March 2018 Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/23/2018
Topps had to be pleased overall with the level of success achieved by their inaugural product, though they did learn a valuable lesson about buyer trends as the season progressed into the playoffs. But they had all the time in the world to release their first collection; now they had to come up with something fresh and appealing in less than a year's time. To make matters more pressing, rival Bowman countered by increasing the size of their diminutive pasteboards to match Topps and adding high-quality photos to replace the artistic renderings. However, many collectors believe the 1953 Topps series, though short on key rookie cards, is actually more aesthetically pleasing than the '52 series. Featured here is a very scarce unopened five-cent wax pack from 1953, containing five untouched cards. What would a dead centered MINT 1953 Mickey Mantle be valued at? Would you have the fortitude to roll the dice and open this? The pack is graded by Global Authority at GAI 5.5 EX+ with the colorful red and blue pack showing some age wrinkling on the front and the large slab of gum base, sugar and corn syrup clearly outlined. Corners are tight with no significant breaches in the wax covering. An ancient relic with only a handful of authentic graded packs known to exist.
1953 Topps Baseball Wax Pack 5 Cent GAI 5.5 EX+
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Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $19,768.80
Number Bids:23
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