1968 Topps "Wise Ties" Unopened Wax Box Collection (6)

Sold For: $1,200

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2560

Item Year: 1968

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Collection of six original complete unopened wax boxes from the Topps "Wise Ties" series. Issued by Topps in 1968, this is one of the most unusual sets ever issued by Topps. Twelve colorful ties made of thin plastic felt with an elastic neckband were designed with snarky sayings and marketed for kids to wear as an amusing gimmick. This lot contains six unopened wax boxes, each of which houses twelve ten-cent wax packs, for a total of seventy-two packs. All the packs are well preserved and tightly wrapped, grading Nr/Mt-Mt or better throughout. The display boxes are also in excellent condition with only light shelf wear visible. Four boxes show a spot of paper loss on the lid and one also has minor splitting along the front side joint along with light creasing on the front side panel. This is an outstanding collection of these rarely seen wax boxes from this unusual late-1960s Topps nonsport issue. Total: 6 boxes containing 72 packs. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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