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Old 03-14-2013, 04:14 PM
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Default 1952 Topps Hi # Empty Wax Case - $50K!

$50K seems pretty steep to me, but still a really cool item.

How can they tell it is a high number case as opposed to any other series?
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:21 PM
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A bargain at twice the price!
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:27 PM
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Seem to recall reading somewhere that Mr. Mint found the cards opened and stacked on a tray, so I'm not sure where the case story fits in. Cool piece regardless.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:44 PM
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$50k for a box, amazing.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:00 PM
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Default 52 shipping case

hi # how do they know?
last time it sold was 2000 for $1000
Pandora's Box - 1952 Topps Shipping Case mastro may 2000

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Old 03-15-2013, 07:58 AM
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Does anyone else get turned off items when a seller gets an easily checked bit of information wrong?

They say 52 Topps was created by Sid Berger (Not Sy or Seymour as it should be)
To me that just makes anything else they might say suspect.

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:48 AM
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Default Sid versus Sy

Steve---I guess you are not a big Norm Crosby fan
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:08 AM
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That Mastro case had a 3-52 on the bottom, this one's a 6-52, so it seems possible it refers to the card series.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:26 AM
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The 6-52 on the bottom of the box is likely this particular box's manufacture date (June of 1952) and was printed on there by the "D.L.& D. Container Corp" out of Brooklyn. It would appear that Topps purchased these "boxes" to put their product in from this container vendor out of Brooklyn. Since Topps used this box stamped 6-52, it is likely that the 6-52 case was indeed used to hold cards from a later series of the 52 set. The box stamped 3-52 would have been manufactured in March 1952.

Many boxes I use today have the month and year of manufacture stamped on the bottom by the producer also.

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Old 03-17-2013, 01:05 PM
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this item is worth couple hundred max in my opinion and that only if its really proven it was from the MR mint find
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