Exceptional 1960 Topps Series 2 Unopened Cello Box (36 Packs) Including Carl Yastrzemski Rookie On Top!

Sold For: $48,000

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1363

Item Year: 1960

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is an astounding complete unopened cello box of 1960 Topps Series 2 (#89-176) Baseball containing thirty-six original unopened 10-cent cello packs, including the rookie card of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski on top of one of the packs. Each cello pack houses twelve cards, for a total of 432 cards. This is an exceptional complete unopened cello box! The 1960 Topps set is very popular among collectors and Series 2 (which this box is from) features many stars of the era, including Jim Kaat's rookie, and the Rival All Stars card featuring Mickey Mantle and Ken Boyer. The display box has survived in outstanding condition, with bright colors and light shelf wear, including a few light creases along the edges. The box comes shrink-wrapped by Baseball Card Exchange (owned by Steve Hart, the foremost expert on unopened material). While it is impossible to provide guarantees with reference to grading of unopened material, there is, of course, the very real possibility that within this box are Gem Mint cards. This tremendous high-grade unopened cello box, which looks as it did when it sat on a candy-store shelf in 1960, would make an incredible addition to even the most advanced baseball or unopened-box collection. Reserve $5,000. Estimate (open).

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