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Cased Closed: Collect Auctions Brings Another Round of Unopened Product to the Market

Bidding is underway, with a 1978 Topps Football unopened cello case already past $12,000. A couple dozen lots of unopened material, along with signed sets across decades, are drawing many bids. Auction closes Dec. 4.

Bidding is underway in Collect Auctions’ Dec. 4 event, with all 831 lots viewable at The auction includes a great assortment of unopened wax, vending and cello boxes, along unopened cases of 1978 Topps Football Cello, 1980 Topps Football Vending, 1981 Topps Football Vending and 1974-75 Topps Hockey Vending; an impressive assortment of signed cards, signed sets and partial sets; and some one-of-a-kind Lefty Grove items.

Collect Auction has no shortage of unopened product including this 1978 Topps Football cello case.

Collect Auction has no shortage of unopened product including this 1978 Topps Football cello case.

Ready to bring some fresh cards to the market? The unopened lineup in this auction includes: 1973 Topps Baseball Series 4 wax box; 1975 Topps Baseball cello box; 1975 Topps Baseball vending box; 1971 Topps Football Series 1 vending box; 1972 Topps Football Series 1 vending box; 1972 Topps Football Series 2 wax box; 1975 Topps Football cello box; 1986 Topps Football cello box; 1972-73 Topps Basketball wax box; 1972-73 Topps Hockey vending box graded GAI 10; 1979-80 Topps Hockey vending box; and more.

A Hank Aaron signed 1954 Topps rookie card graded PSA/DNA 9 and a Thurman Munson signed 1976 Topps card (slabbed Authentic by PSA/DNA) lead the way in signed cards. In addition, there’s signed partial sets from 1954 (191 different), 1959 (377 different) and 1960 (385 different), along with a signed 1976 Topps Baseball set; 1978 Topps Baseball near set (641), 1979 Topps Baseball near set (717), 1964 Topps Giants (46/60), Exhibits (74 different), 1981 Donruss (387 different), 1981 Topps Baseball (724/726), 1983 Donruss (399 different), 1983 Donruss HOF Heroes (25/26 possible), 1990 Donruss Baseball (691 different), 1992 Fleer Baseball (697 different), 1953 Topps Archives (232 of 243 possible); 1954 Topps Archives (signed by every possible living player); and a 1978 Topps Football signed starter set (339/528).


The Lefty Grove items are highlighted by the actual ball that Grove used for the first pitch of Game 4 of the 1972 World Series. Grove signed the ball and added “First ball thrown out in the 4 game of World Series 1972 by Lefty Grove.” There’s also a single-signed OAL Grove baseball; five different multi-signed HOFer baseballs from various Hall of Fame inductions; a Lefty Grove signature model 1961-63 Old Timers game-used Louisville Slugger bat authenticated by PSA/DNA; 1971 All-Star Game glass pitcher and tray presented to Grove; and a set of four 1973 Old Timers glasses given to Grove.

Other highlights include: two different single-signed Babe Ruth baseballs; a stunning multi-signed HOFer bat with 62 signatures, including Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams; Harmon Killebrew’s game-used and signed 1969 All-Star Game Louisville Slugger bat from his MVP year with a LOA from Killebrew; Thurman Munson signed 8x10 photo (JSA); Muhammad Ali signed training camp check (1973); Noah Webster signed handwritten letter (1833); 1970 and 1971 Kellogg’s Baseball complete sets in original wrappers; 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers team-signed baseball with Campanella and Jackie Robinson (JSA); 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers team-signed cut signature display (JSA); Kirby Puckett 1995 game-used Louisville Slugger bat with a Twins LOA; Nelson Mandela signed United Nations FDC (JSA); and a Christa McAuliffe signed commemorative cachet (PSA/DNA).


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