flash your favorite unopened pack!

galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 2,878 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited September 13, 2019 9:31PM 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: 3,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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: 665 ✭✭✭
    edited September 14, 2019 3:42PM

    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: 260 ✭✭✭

    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: 8,491 ✭✭✭✭✭

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

    ISO 1978 Topps Baseball in NM-MT High Grade Raw
    3, 5, 34, 60, 100, 103, 153, 213, 240, 263, 279, 294, 302, 328, 347, 376, 389, 416, 443, 452, 466, 481, 487, 509, 534, 540, 554, 576, 579, 580, 581, 584, 606, 609, 622, 634, 642, 654, 673, 678, 682, 724


    ISO 2019 Topps Heritage HIGH NUMBERS BASE CARDS I NEED
    512, 515, 527, 538, 548, 555, 556, 580, 591, 608, 613, 615, 640, 648, 653, 654, 679
    SP's I NEED
    700, 702, 707, 709, 713, 719, 724

  • galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 2,878 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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

  • Stone193Stone193 Posts: 23,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Have no idea why I bought these - probably didn't pay much or I would've remembered - I do like the 'green' color.




    Mike



  • ahopkinsahopkins Posts: 863 ✭✭✭✭

    @softparade said:

    Drool again. :D

    Andy

  • JakeR2234JakeR2234 Posts: 85 ✭✭✭

    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: 1,296 ✭✭✭✭

    @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: 2,907 ✭✭✭

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

    Al
  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 6,619 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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?

  • rtimmerrtimmer Posts: 987 ✭✭✭

    Here’s a few of my favorites



    Join the Rookie stars on top PSA registry today:
    1980-1989 Cello Packs - Rookies
  • GriffinsGriffins Posts: 6,023 ✭✭✭

    @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: 2,907 ✭✭✭

    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: 2,487 ✭✭✭

    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: 6,023 ✭✭✭

    @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

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