Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 1982 Topps ‘E.T.’ wax pack (Hour 6)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe pack: 1982 Topps E.T. trading cards
The cost now: 
The cost then: 25 cents

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

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Chuck Barris’ life goes way beyond Fleer’s ‘Gong Show’ cardboard

He was a hit songwriter, the creator of several memorable TV shows, a novelist and maybe, just maybe, a C.I.A. assassin.

He was Chuck Barris and he died on Tuesday at age 87.

Among his hit creations on TV? The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and The Gong Show, which is where his cardboard career comes into play to a limited degree.

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Original ‘E.T.’ poster artwork sells for six figures via Heritage Auctions


He definitely won’t have to call collect when he phones home.

There was big 1980s nostalgia news this week as the original poster art for E.T. sold for big bucks via Heritage Auctions.

The 1982 Steven Spielberg film made more than $359.1 million at the box office, and while the art didn’t quite fetch that much, it’s still quite impressive.

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