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1975 Topps Mini Wax Case (Ex-Conlon)
Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $14,100
Original wax case of 1975 Topps Mini baseball. This wax case was among the group of seven opened cases from the Charlie Conlon Collection that were sold as a single lot in the May 2009 REA auction. This case has been consigned directly from the buyer of the seven opened cases from that exciting once-in-a-lifetime offering. (He is keeping five and selling two, both offered individually in this auction.) The wax case houses sixteen complete unopened boxes with thirty-six packs per box for a total of 576 packs. With each pack containing ten cards, a single case represents a total of 5,760 cards. The 1975 Topps Mini set includes the rookie cards of Hall of Famers George Brett, Robin Yount, and Gary Carter, and many other stars, including Schmidt, Aaron, Ryan, and Jackson. The 1975 Mini cards are 20% smaller than the standard Topps cards and were test marketed only in Michigan and certain areas of the West Coast. Aside from their smaller size, they are otherwise identical to the standard 1975 Topps cards. The colored flush-to-the-border design of the 1975 Topps Mini set makes this issue particularly challenging to collect in extremely high grade. While we cannot state with certainty, it seems highly probable that within this case are numerous cards, both stars and commons, that would be ideal candidates for professional grading. The outer box, which displays normal shipping wear, has been opened but the sixteen wax boxes in the case remain in their original unopened state. As a special courtesy to REA, all unopened boxes and cases in this auction have been personally reviewed by world renowned unopened box and case expert Steve Hart of the Baseball Card Exchange. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $14,100
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