flash your favorite unopened pack!

galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 3,192 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited September 13, 2019 8:31PM in Trading Cards & Memorabilia Forum

wax, cello, rack, raw, graded, baseball, football, non-sport, beautiful, fugly, pricey, cheap......doesn't matter. only thing that does matter is that it's your all-time favorite pack. but only one. and anecdotes are encouraged!

quick synopsis of my contribution to this thread. back in 2016, i was scouring the bay for golf goodness when i stumbled across some packs i had never seen before. as unfamiliar as i was with them, i was very familiar with the visceral, i've-gotta-have that feeling that overwhelmed me when i saw them. according to the seller, these were 4-card, razor-thin cello packs issued at a junior tournament in the spring of 2016. in addition, he pimped the scarcity factor so very hard. typically when i read stuff like that, my spidey senses start tingling so severely that it requires ointment. but as i type this in September of 2019, i owe that dude some sort of tacit apology, because he was oh so right. to this very day, he is the only seller to put these on the open market. and his stash dried up almost two years ago.

thankfully, i didn't think too much at the time and repeatedly tagged the BIN button. and amid the buying chaos i fortunately acquired a pack with my favorite modern-day golfer on top. easily my favorite Spieth card, and easily my favorite pack. perhaps one day i can stick PSA with hot poker and get them to grade this 12-card set.

looking forward to what will appear below!

Comments

  • @PaulMaul said:
    This is a 1st Series Wacky Packages wax pack. These were the first cards of any kind I ever purchased back in March of 1973.

    These packs are very hard to find today. I first thought I owned one in 2001 when I bought an entire run of series 1-16 packs from a “friend” of mine. I say “thought” and “friend” because all of these packs were resealed garbage, among a total of 25 bad packs this phony sold me over the years.

    Once I wised up and purged my collection of fakes, I desperately wanted to find a legit one. I knew a fellow collector who had a partial box of 21 packs. He absolutely didn’t want to sell them, and I would never have pursued it if it were a full box. But a partial box of 20 seemed no different from 21, so after four years of persistent pleading I pried one loose. And it’s a beauty! Without a doubt my favorite pack and the one with the greatest nostalgic wallop.

    How did you finally find out the packs you bought were fake?

  • PaulMaulPaulMaul Posts: 3,377 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @72Collector said:

    How did you finally find out the packs you bought were fake?

    Once I understood how to check packs most of them were obviously resealed. They had been ironed to reseal and did not have visible roller marks.

  • mintonlyplsmintonlypls Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 19, 2019 9:22PM

    Many HOFs in the 1966 1st series: Mantle, Mays, Rose (should be), Yaz, Perez, Hunter, Phil Niekro.

    And 1964 1st series cello pack.

    mintonlypls
  • balco758balco758 Posts: 325 ✭✭✭

    Tim
    The Schmitty / Keith rack is special. I don’t recall seeing too many 75 racks with the double star on top. A beauty.

  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 8,687 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wait, didn't the thread starter say just one lol

    ISO 1978 Topps Baseball in NM-MT High Grade Raw
    3, 60, 100, 103, 263, 302, 347, 376, 416, 466, 481, 487, 509, 534, 540, 554, 579, 580, 622, 642, 673, 724


  • galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 3,192 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @softparade said:

    Wait, didn't the thread starter say just one lol

    i didn't expect everyone to comply. some collections are so extensive and so completely off the hook that it would be virtually impossible to narrow it down to one. just wanted to condense as much as possible to prevent a new addition from being on page 500, à la a blowout thread.

    incredible stuff up above........hoping to see much more

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 785 ✭✭✭

    Today i was delivering pizza's and one delivery was having a yard sale.
    I walked through and noticed this Super Bowl XXV set contained in a single
    box simular to a cigar box as it flips up and is a tough grade of paper.
    Inside is a Ticket enclosed in glass with a hologram type photo. Very cool and clean.
    Also a hat, poster, a tin with 160 Super Bowl cards unopened,a patch, and some kind of metal card.
    The peisetareginsta (?) The actual program , Players pics...etc. never even looked through.
    I really want to read through it but stalling because dont want to ruffel it.
    Now heres the deja-vo, 1991 , Super Bowl XXV was...Giants vs Bills.
    They were playing today as i bought it.
    Hmmm.

    B)

  • ahopkinsahopkins Posts: 950 ✭✭✭✭

    @softparade said:

    Drool again. :D

    Andy

  • JakeR2234JakeR2234 Posts: 116 ✭✭✭

    Easy choice for me, not sure I'll ever have a pack I enjoy more. Favorite player, card and rookie year. Doesn't get better for me.

    PC Walter Payton - Bear Down!

  • Kid4hof03Kid4hof03 Posts: 1,349 ✭✭✭✭

    @JakeR2234 said:
    Easy choice for me, not sure I'll ever have a pack I enjoy more. Favorite player, card and rookie year. Doesn't get better for me.

    I knew which pack you were going to share! You are right, that one would be tough to beat!

    Collecting anything and everything relating to Roger Staubach
  • bishopbishop Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭

    Topps Baseball-1948, 1951 to 2017
    Bowman Baseball -1948-1955
    Fleer Baseball-1923, 1959-2007

    Al
  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 7,220 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I could ever keep one unopened, the 87 Kahn's Reds would be my favorite. The lure of an 8 or better Larkin always gets the best of me. I guess I'll have to go with this pair and look into getting them slabbed for any long term chance of them staying in this state ...

    Does anyone know if PSA will slab the 82D 'Fun Bags' packs?

  • GriffinsGriffins Posts: 6,040 ✭✭✭

    @MantleFan23 said:

    The 1956 pack is beyond unicorn status. I can't imagine there are more than 10 nickel packs in existence?

    I know of 3, there is supposed to be another. Mine, one that has a major tear across the front (that is probably emailed to everyone on a daily basis along with a picture of a time machine and an inane question), one from a major pack run that was sold a few years ago, and somewhere another.

    But '65 penny was unheard of until a box turned up and flooded the market. That's the thing about a lot of this stuff- it could be sitting in a barn in Iowa (looking at you Kurt C) or a basement in Tennessee.

    I knew Al and John would post some gems, nice stuff guys!

    Always looking for Topps Salesman Samples, pre '51 unopened packs, E90-2, E91a, N690 Kalamazoo Bats, and T204 Square Frame Ramly's

  • bishopbishop Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭

    Anthony--the odds of some gems turning up in a basement in San Antonio are remote

    Topps Baseball-1948, 1951 to 2017
    Bowman Baseball -1948-1955
    Fleer Baseball-1923, 1959-2007

    Al
  • eagles33eagles33 Posts: 2,525 ✭✭✭

    My only unopened pack

    Scans of most of my Misc rookies can be found <a target=new class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://forums.collectors.com/m...y&keyword1=Non%20major">here
  • GriffinsGriffins Posts: 6,040 ✭✭✭

    @bishop said:
    Anthony--the odds of some gems turning up in a basement in San Antonio are remote

    even the basement of the Alamo?

    Always looking for Topps Salesman Samples, pre '51 unopened packs, E90-2, E91a, N690 Kalamazoo Bats, and T204 Square Frame Ramly's

  • gemintgemint Posts: 5,247 ✭✭✭

    @Griffins said:

    @bishop said:
    Anthony--the odds of some gems turning up in a basement in San Antonio are remote

    even the basement of the Alamo?

    Careful guys. I heard Ozzy Osbourne micturated there. Sorry, I couldn't resist the Big Lebowski reference.

  • Three from my first three years of collecting.

  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 8,687 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Everything in my PC is my favorite but these two hit my heart a bit more

    ISO 1978 Topps Baseball in NM-MT High Grade Raw
    3, 60, 100, 103, 263, 302, 347, 376, 416, 466, 481, 487, 509, 534, 540, 554, 579, 580, 622, 642, 673, 724


  • JakeR2234JakeR2234 Posts: 116 ✭✭✭

    @UFFDAH said:
    One of my favorites. A 3 HOF'er Rack + Emmitt's ROOKIE. It is now BBCE Wrapped.

    That is a thing of beauty, Chris! Thanks for sharing.

    PC Walter Payton - Bear Down!

  • balco758balco758 Posts: 325 ✭✭✭

    Sorry but a 71 cello, PSA 9.

    Good lord.

  • flatfoot816flatfoot816 Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭

    my Yaz packs an racks are my favorite packs--but you've all seen them before. Here are 2 recent additions--from the last REA auction...I've always loved the '54 and '55 bowman...and another favorite--and what I consider to be the best looking sports pack out there--



  • mintonlyplsmintonlypls Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭

    @MacrosB said:
    If a box can be considered I will go with this

    What year is the football box?

    mintonlypls
  • coinspackscoinspacks Posts: 583 ✭✭✭
    edited September 22, 2019 11:34AM

    thats a full 1959 box! psa has only graded half dozen of these and i've only seen similar amounts in gai holders.

    wow.

  • GriffinsGriffins Posts: 6,040 ✭✭✭

    Manny, are you going to break open that '70 basketball pack? 2nd times the charm!

    Always looking for Topps Salesman Samples, pre '51 unopened packs, E90-2, E91a, N690 Kalamazoo Bats, and T204 Square Frame Ramly's

  • grote15grote15 Posts: 27,455 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MacrosB said:
    If a box can be considered I will go with this

    Wow, that's one you don't see every day!



    Collecting 1970s Topps baseball wax, rack and cello packs, as well as PCGS graded Half Cents, Large Cents, Two Cent pieces and Three Cent Silver pieces.
  • gemintgemint Posts: 5,247 ✭✭✭

    @Griffins said:
    Manny, are you going to break open that '70 basketball pack? 2nd times the charm!

    He still has nightmares and screams out "that's not who we're looking for" in the middle of the night!

  • flatfoot816flatfoot816 Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭

    @gemint said:

    @Griffins said:
    Manny, are you going to break open that '70 basketball pack? 2nd times the charm!

    He still has nightmares and screams out "that's not who we're looking for" in the middle of the night!

    hahahahahahahahahahaha...actually a '69 pack--and they are finally starting to attract the interest that they should have years ago. There are not a ton of '69 packs out there. I recall 1 box sold thru ??heritage--years ago. packs here and there

  • flatfoot816flatfoot816 Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭

    @MacrosB said:
    If a box can be considered I will go with this

    ummmm yes on this---wowza

  • arteeartee Posts: 778 ✭✭✭

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    What he said!

  • @rtimmer said:
    Here’s a few of my favorites

    Happy to give some love to this one.

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