It has been almost 20 years in the making to put my Display Box and Wrapper collection together from the 1966-67 to 1989-90 years with O-Pee-Chee + Topps represented.
Today i found the 1969-70 Topps display box for a decent price of $400 which was the last box i needed to round off my collection.
I actually found the 1969-70 O-Pee-Chee series one and two boxes many many years before my Topps box today.
Here is a photo of the 69 box.
I'll post a photo later in the week of my entire display box collection.
I want to thank some of the members here for helping me out on a few of these display boxes and wrappers over the years. Cheers
Hey Dan ~ congrats !!!
As a collector of the same i for one can certainly appreciate the accomplishment. Some of those box's are in the SP category along with some of the rare vintage cards that have been mentioned here recently at least in terms of what's left, what's been seen, and what's available.
I want to share a hobby tragedy as a ultra rare 1979 O-Pee-Chee (4 Pack) Rack pack (Gretzky yr) arrived from California destroyed in the mail!!!!!!!!
It is full of staple holes and tears.
I have been looking for this item for 12 yrs and I am devastated and sick over this
We dont know
The seller who is very reputable and had a card shop for 12 yrs put my Rack in a large plastic holder like a jumbo top loader.He then put 4 staples in 2 at the top of the rack 2 below the rack about an inch above and below.
Somehow during shipping the 2 staples in the bottom came loose the Rack slid over them then the box must have got a whack somewhere and the staples drove into the packs
3 out of 4 are destroyed!
I am sick and the seller is sick.
He thinks someone must have tampered and sabotaged this but it was sent in one of those US postal boxes the ones where you have to pull the tab and tear across the box to open and this was intact he put the "Ghost poop" and bubble wrap inside too.
This is a freak accident as he said he has been sending packs and racks like this and his staples have never come out
What a tragedy!
Nice pickup Scott on the Rogers Peat, man, they are tough but very cool cards, great shots of players too. They are blank backed, so a little glue residue is no big issue really.
Jess, that Plante card is one of my favorites, at least the creases are in the right places and hard to see!
And Jon, oh Jon, no one should ever staple anything for shipping, let alone use a top loader for this type of item. It should be between two pieces of cardboard for sure just to start, safe shipping has become an creative art.
I picked up the 1967-68 and the 1970-71 Minnesota North Stars pocket schedules. The 1967-68 schedules of the 6 expansion teams are always hard to find and the 1970-71 schedule has a nice cover photo of The Gumper (no mask).