Old unopened packs and cases are enticing–even if the contents don’t always match the price.
Prior to 1980 or so, leaving baseball cards in their unopened form just didn’t make much sense.
The gum would go bad–and chewing it was half the fun. And wasn’t the object to actually open up the wrapper and see what was inside? Who cared about putting them away for a decade or two? The players inside could all be retired by then. Adding value by leaving them alone? What a crazy idea.
Times have changed.
Vintage unopened packs, boxes and cases are in high demand. Some collect the packs themselves. Others prefer a high stakes lottery game–and the thrill that comes with playing.
A stash of ’75 Topps minis is the latest entry into apart of the hobby where demand almost always outpaces supply.