Ripping Vintage Packs, a company owned by collector Kurt Christensen, has opened a new authentication and wrapping service for unopened sports and non-sports boxes.
Christensen will inspect wax, rack or cello cases to determine whether they are factory sealed. If so, boxes from the case can then be authenticated and wrapped as “from a sealed case (FASC).” If so, the case will be opened and each box wrapped in clear cello with the RVP logo at a cost of $5 per box plus shipping.
As of now, Christensen says he is specializing primarily in 1980s and 90s product to fill what he believes is “an important need in the hobby for authenticating modern FASC boxes.”
RVP will provide a fully digital archive of each item that is authenticated and wrapped. Each hologram code number can be tracked back to the case in which it originated. That information will be stored on the company’s website.
An Iowa farm owner and long-time collector of vintage unopened material, Christensen founded his website and a popular Facebook page for pack and box collectors a few years ago. He says he is hoping to provide an economical outlet for those who own decades-old material that remains in original shipping cases but are ready to break it open while maintaining the provenance.
“Collectors with authentic sealed cases have a need and demand to have their FASC boxes stand above the rest,” Christensen stated. “The RVP seal is based on my many years of reviewing and inspecting countless numbers of cases; and using my knowledge and experience to help others retain the value of their unopened material.”
More information is available on the Ripping Vintage Packs website.