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1966 Fleer Three Stooges Complete Unopened Wax Box (24 packs)

Starting Bid - $300.00 , Sold For - $3,231.25

Complete wax box of the popular Fleer Three Stooges set houses a total of twenty-four unopened five-cent wax packs. Many years ago a small group of cases of these unopened boxes surfaced. This box is no doubt from that find (as is probably just about every surviving 1966 Fleer Three Stooges unopened box). The interior packs are Excellent. The display box shows a little shelf wear; technically it is in Vg-Ex condition but displays much nicer. The Three Stooges is one of many sets Fleer produced based on television shows in the 1960s which decades later still captivate the attention of collectors. Fleer's "Three Stooges" sets are one of the most popular nonsport issues of the era. This set was issued when the Stooges' movie shorts were being introduced to a new generation of youngsters on television. The exposure revitalized their careers, giving them a second chance to entertain millions. This second shot of stardom was even greater than what they had experienced in the 1930s and 1940s, and ingrained the Stooges' comedy into American popular culture. Naturally, many products were produced to capitalize on this stardom, including this set of bubble-gum cards. Their shorts, which were originally produced to be shown as bonuses with feature films at movie theaters, are still shown on television today, ensuring a legion of new fans in each generation, and promoting The Stooges' status as American icons of comedy. This is a rare complete box of this popular issue representing twenty-four unopened wax packs. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,231.25

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