Remember that find of 1986-87 Fleer basketball boxes we wrote about during the National? As we mentioned back then, one of the seven boxes was purchased by VintageBreaks.com, which was offering those 36 packs in a $2,000 per spot break. Plans to break the box live at the show didn’t materialize when it didn’t sell out.
Two months and change later, the break is back on and all 36 packs have been sold.
It’ll be broadcast live on YouTube at 8 PM Eastern time Wednesday.
The seven boxes were left over from what was originally a sealed case purchased by an upstate New York man in 1986. He also had an unopened case of 1987-88 Fleer.
Collation of Fleer products in the 1980s was actually quite uniform and it’s expected the box will contain three or four Michael Jordan rookie cards along with other high-grade rookies. Of course, the true value will depend on the quality of the cards inside, especially the centering.
Speaking of vintage wax…Mile High Card Company’s “Beer Box II” find of old unopened treasures has a little over a week to go. The 1965 Topps football wax box of 24 packs is sitting at a little over $94,000 (with the 20% buyer’s premium tacked on, it’s hit six figures). A partial box of 21 packs has reached $46,000 without the buyer’s premium. Action is expected to intensify before the auction closes next Thursday night…and yes, there’s also an ’86-87 Fleer box in that auction.
Fun story from KUSA-TV in Denver on Brock Osweiler’s cards after he was released by the Texans and returned to the Broncos…and you might recognize one of the guys in this story: