Unopened Wax Box Records Highest Prices in 2023
Once Michael Jordan laced up his signature Air Jordan Nike sneakers in the NBA and his 1987 Fleer basketball cards came out, the chase caught on for rookie cards other than baseball. Some will argue that the new chase mania of rookie phenoms started earlier with hockey cards in 1979-80 and gained momentum with the “Great One”, Wayne Gretzky. He simply could not be ignored by collectors as he was a lightning bolt to the hobby. He is the overwhelming icon still of the National Hockey League.
Back then Gretzky was the top scorer in the 1978 World Junior Championships. In June 1978, he signed with the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association (WHA), where he briefly played before being traded to the Edmonton Oilers. When the WHA folded, the Oilers joined the NHL, where he established many scoring records and led his team to four Stanley Cup championships.
Presented is an unopened and complete display box of 1979-80 Topps Hockey. It contains 36 sealed and intact 20¢ wax packs of never-been-touched cards from the release. It is one of the most highly-coveted box of sports cards produced by Topps since it’s release some 40+ years ago. The box which reflects routine wear from past handling was sealed and authenticated by Baseball Card Exchange in which their numbered, hologram certificate is also featured sealed within on the back.
Indeed, there might be a winning lottery ticket type prized Gretzky rookie card in this box. The last PSA GEM MINT 10 card sold for a whopping $1.2 million dollars which allows your mind to create the ultimate shopping list if found and sold. Just imagine….a new car, a home, maybe then add a boat (changed mind on that one as we all know what the letters stand for), how about a custom kegerator in your race car full garage? The opportunities are endless. We ask that if you decide to dive in to pretty please link us in to the opening as our salivating glands demand attention. But as we digress and intact it may still stand in your collection, we are okay with that as well.
Authentication: Baseball Card Exchange