It shouldn’t exist — and that’s why it fetched six-figures at auction.
What you see here is a near-complete box of 1948 Bowman baseball cards — packs that originally cost just a nickel apiece back in the day when kids ate the gum and, if they cared, had a shot at Yogi Berra, Stan Musial, Warren Spahn and Bob Feller Rookie Cards.
This rarity hit the auction block not long ago and finally sold via Mile High Card Co. last week.
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 4.
The box: 2013 Panini Golden Age
The cost now: $29.99
The cost then: $72
What’s inside this one? Keep reading …
The first promotional items that Topps is producing for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is a tribute to its first set and notable players from that era.
It’s a 1951 Topps Red & Blue Backs set and it will only initially be available to VIP ticket holders at this year’s show beginning on Aug. 3 in Atlantic City, N.J.
From time to time, Buzz will break a box of something and post the results here. Like this and want to see more? Or maybe there’s a box you’d want to see busted? Send Buzz an email at BlowoutBuzz@blowoutcards.com.
The box: 2016 Topps Series 2 baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (for hobby)
Packs per box: 10 (plus one medallion pack)
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 101
Base set completion:
79 of 350 (23 percent)
Notable players on base cards – Stephen Strasburg, Prince Fielder, Yoenis Cespedes, Albert Pujols, David Price.
Rookie Cards (10) – Kenta Maeda, Pedro Severino, Guido Knudson, Miguel Almonte, Scott Alexander, Luke Maile, Keith Hessler, Jorge Lopez, Ariel Pena, Ramon Cabrera.