There are plenty of unopened sports card packs at the National Sports Collectors Convention–everything from long-forgotten and well preserved 1950s Topps wax to those that rolled off the presses just weeks ago. For history buffs and collectors, though, there’s nothing quite as intriguing as the American Tobacco Company unopened pack. Yes, 100+ year-old packs still exist.
You won’t have to worry about eating yucky gum with these. Their fragile nature sometimes creates another issue, though.
That’s why the unopened, GAI-graded pack on display at Huggins & Scott’s booth this weekend has an unusual look. The tobacco has leaked through the packaging in the years since it was encapsulated. The tax stamp is tightly attached to the bottom center of the pack, however.
The big question, though, as the pack generates bids in the auction company’s current catalog sale, is…what do you do?
Open it up and see if there’s a T206 baseball card inside or keep it as is. You can bid on the auction here.
We talked with Josh Wulkan about that as we learn a little more about the ultimate unopened adventure.