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Old 10-24-2008, 11:07 AM
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Posted By: Jim VB

I have posted this before, but it was suggested I should try again.

I have a 1957 Topps Basketball wrapper. I would love to get an idea of its value. I remember years ago that a few people had price guides for these wrappers. Does anyone know of a current guide? Thanks in advance.


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Old 10-24-2008, 09:36 PM
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Posted By: Alan

Jim,

The 1961 Fleer wrapper goes for about $30-$50. The 1957 Topps wrapper is, of course, more valuable. I'm not exactly sure how much it's worth, but it's definately out of my price range.

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Old 10-25-2008, 03:03 PM
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Posted By: Jim VB

Thanks, Alan. In a different thread, Dave Hornish, who knows Topps better than anyone else I know, suggested that this wrapper might be worth north of $1200. That number kind of surprised me.

At $100 or so, I would hold on to it for a long time. At $1200+ I might have to get out some packing materials and envelopes.

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Old 10-26-2008, 01:00 PM
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Posted By: Anthony N.

There was a large find of '61's (I think Marc Perna ended up with it) which would make '61 wrappers considerably more common than '57's. $1200 sounds like a lot for a postwar wrapper, but $100 sounds way, way low.

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Old 10-26-2008, 01:18 PM
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Posted By: Dave Hornish

That $1,200 is from Mark Murphy's guide, which is six years old. He might be a good contact (bbcardkid on Ebay I think) for values come to think of it. The CU forum might be a place as well. BKB production was probably 5% at most of BB and when you add the OPC angle, there could not have been all that many Canadian wrappers produced for this set.

What I don't know is if wrapper prices are generally heading north or south or if a hoard ever popped up.

Edit-I just found a site that calls it the "holy grail" http://www.vintagebasketballcards.info/main.htm

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Posted By: Jim VB

Dave,

I appreciate you doing so much leg work on this item. If your estimations are accurate, it may be looking for a new home soon.

Thanks again.

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Old 10-30-2008, 05:59 PM
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Jim,

For what it's worth, I just picked up a copy of the November 2008 Beckett Basketball, and it lists the range for your wrapper at $1,000 to $1250.

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Posted By: Jim VB

Thanks Rob.

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Old 10-31-2008, 11:40 AM
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Rob -

Are there any articles in that Nov issue that Jeff Mullen wrote ? Can you scan & post it or email it to me. Thanks. Alan

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Alan,

I see nothing written by Jeff Mullen.

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