1955 Topps Baseball Unopened Five-Cent Wax Pack

Sold For: $4,800

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1247

Item Year: 1955

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is a very desirable original unopened 1955 Topps five-cent wax pack. This pack almost certainly originates from Alan "Mr. Mint" Rosen's legendary 1987 Paris, Tennessee, unopened box find. The material from that historic find is responsible for virtually all of the surviving unopened 1955 Topps (and 1955 Bowman) wax packs in the hobby today. Over time, these boxes and packs have virtually disappeared into private collections and many were no doubt opened. This bright multicolored pack is tightly wrapped and displays staining on front and back consistent with many of the packs from this extraordinary find. The large slab of gum is visible against the front of the wax wrapper. This pack is from an unknown series and could possibly include beautifully preserved examples of the rookie cards of Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, and Harmon Killebrew, or any of the many other Hall of Famers in the 206-card 1955 Topps set. It is a miracle that any packs of cards from more than half a century ago still exist in their original unopened state. This is an outstanding unopened pack of 1955 Topps, one of the most popular of all early Topps issues. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.


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