1952 Topps Unopened Five-Cent Wax Pack PSA NM-MT 8 - Highest Graded!

Sold For: $63,000
Year: 1952
Auction: 2020 Summer
Lot #: 8
Auction: Unopened Packs and Boxes
Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. One of only two examples graded at this level with none higher! Presented is one of the "Holy Grails" of pack collecting: an unopened 1952 Topps five-cent wax pack. This is an extraordinary example of this important pack rarity that is universally regarded as the ultimate postwar wax pack. Very few examples ever make their way into the marketplace, and those that do are often in lesser condition, with flaws commonly befalling packs of this vintage, such as tears to the wrapper, a loosened seal, or breaks at the corners. The offered pack has miraculously survived in near-pristine condition, displaying brilliant colors, a tight seal, and magnificent gloss. It is incredible to see this pack today, never-opened and looking almost exactly as it did in 1952 when it originally sat with others in boxes on candy-store shelves. 1952 Topps, of course, is widely regarded as the most significant of all 1950s bubble-gum card sets. In 1952, when these “Giant-Size” Baseball Picture Cards appeared on store shelves, the entire world of card collecting was changed almost overnight. The new large-format cards were enthusiastically received by youngsters, putting Bowman on notice that their “little cards” were no longer the preferred currency of the playground, and set into motion Topps’ dominance of the entire baseball card market, which continues to this day. While the series of its contents is unknown, this often comes with the territory with unopened packs, and for many collectors this is also part of their allure and excitement. This is, without a doubt, one of the most impressive unopened packs we have ever had the privilege of offering, and it is one that we are confident will be a worthy addition to even the most advanced 1952 Topps or unopened wax pack collection. An extraordinary example of this most significant wax pack! Reserve $20,000. Estimate (open).
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