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1961 Topps Sports Cars Bubble Gum Unopened Boxes (2)

Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $7,540.00

Two full 24-count display boxes of 1961 Topps Sports Cars Bubble Gum. In each box are 24 never opened five-cent wax packs. In fact, when we peeked in the boxes to just see if they were complete, it became apparent that we were the first to ever even see the top packs. The packs have never been disturbed. Each pack includes several cards from the popular Topps non-sport set, which of course features sports cars, plus a license plate sticker, and a stick of bubble gum. The original advertising flyer, which Topps placed on the top of the packs in each box, is still present, lying across the top. The packs are in virtually perfect condition, and have never even seen light. Upon close examination, we must note that the corners of some packs show very tiny tears resulting from natural shelf wear, perhaps in part from jostling around in the closed box over the years, but more likely resulting from the original packing process during distribution in 1961. The display boxes show a little natural shelf wear but are still in Excellent condition. Accompanying the two unopened boxes are 109 assorted cards from the set (these cards range from Vg to Ex). Two incredible unopened boxes, which have miraculously remained in their original state for the past 40+ years, representing a total of 48 unopened five-cent wax packs. From the Macaluso Collection. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $7,540.00

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