Lot # 26: 1954 Topps (Canadian) Unopened Five-Cent Wax Pack - GAI NM 7

Category: 1949-Present

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 18 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2021 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/9/2021 9:00 PM to
8/28/2021 9:00 PM

Spectacular and rare unopened five-cent wax pack containing four cards from the 1954 Topps issue, as released in Canada. The 1954 set has become one of the more desirable of the decade, due to key rookie cards of Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks and Al Kaline, plus important cards of Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and Ted Williams. The pack has been graded NM 7 by GAI when they were the market leader in pack grading, with some light staining visible on the front of the wrapper. Unfortunately GAI neglected to mention the Canadian origin of the pack, which contained four regular-issue Topps cards but was distributed north of the border, with just four cards to a nickel pack.  Canadian country of origin is printed on the edge of the pack graphics, with a reference to O-Pee-Chee.  Some residue is present on the back of the holder where it was once affixed to a display. The reverse of the pack is strong, the seal a tad loose, but otherwise a tremendous, highly desirable and valuable pack.

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