1966 Topps "Monster Laffs" Unopened Cello Box (36 Packs)

Sold For: $540

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2555

Item Year: 1966

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Original unopened cello box of 1966 Topps "Monster Laffs." The box houses thirty-six cello packs, with each pack containing twelve cards, for a total of 432 cards. From the late 1950s through the 1960s, cards with designs spoofing monsters were extremely popular on playgrounds throughout the country. Monsters were "in." Irreverent humor was "in." It was only natural that "Monster Laffs," cards featuring stills from "B" monster movies with jokes on the back and gag lines on the front, would find an audience. This is a complete 51-year-old cello box that somehow miraculously escaped opening. While it is impossible to provide guarantees with reference to grading of unopened material, it would be hard to imagine that this box does not include a generous supply of high-grade cards. This unopened cello box, with thirty-six 12-card cello packs (each pack has a tiny corner tear), looks exactly as it did when it was intended to be placed on a candy-store shelf in 1966. The box itself is a little rough but still displays nicely. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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