1969-70 Topps Basketball Counter Display Wax Box
The mild signs of handling are the only indication within this stunning presentation to hint that more than four decades years have passed since issue. Each of the 10-cent wax paper packs still plays host to 10 possibly mint cards and one paper 'Rulers' insert. The card size, what we now called the 'Tall Boy' format, was a natural choice for the first basketball set to carry the Topps name in 12 years. Unopened wax packs from this series are about as rare as they come for basketball enthusiasts, tremendously rare in any condition. There were no dealers back in these days hoarding away multiple boxes or cases for future sale. Here we offer twenty-four high-grade packs including twenty that claim 'Mint' to 'Perfect' status! The contents may include Mint condition card of HoFers Lew Alcindor (#25, his rookie), Wilt Chamberlain (#1), John Havlicek (#20, rookie), Elgin Baylor (#35), Bill Bradley (#43, rookie), Oscar Robertson (#50), Earl Monroe (#80, rookie), Dave DeBusschere (#85, rookie), Jerry West (#90) and of course the condition critical card #99 Checklist that brings to a close this important release. The packs grade the following: GAI Perfect 10: 6 packs; GAI Gem Mint 9.5: 7 packs; GAI Mint 9: 7 packs; GAI NM-MT+ 8.5: 1 pack; GAI NM-MT 8: 2 packs; GAI NM+ 7.5: 1 pack. A virtually unhandled and rather impossible offering to match. Please see our online listings, affording an examination of the roster of superstars visible on the top and bottom of the packs.