One of the premier sports memorabilia auction houses in the multi-billion collectible industry announced today that an extremely rare, unopened, factory sealed case (12 boxes) of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball will highlight the Collect Auctions Summer Auction. BID NOW – bidding starts Monday, July 13, 2020 and closes Aug. 6th at www.CollectAuctions.net.
“The last time I knew of a sealed 1986-87 Fleer case hitting the market was in the late 1990s. I haven’t handled a sealed case since the late 80’s and didn’t think one still existed,’’ said Steve Hart, owner of Baseball Card Exchange. “My estimate for this truly rare, possibly one-of-a-kind item, would be well over $1 million dollars. Very exciting to see this hit the open auction market!”
The Fleer 1986-87 NBA trading card set is universally considered one of the most important and sought after sets of all-time. The list of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball Rookie Cards is one of the strongest ever with more than 40 Michael Jordan Rookie Cards in this case. It also includes RCs of Hall of Famers like Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing, to name just a few.
“We’re elated that Collect Auctions was chosen to be the auction house to offer this unprecedented 1986-87 Fleer Basketball wax case. It has become the Holy Grail of modern wax. I believe our Collect Auctions current sale is the strongest unopened lineup any auction house has ever offered,’’ said Steven Bloedow, director of auctions at Collect Auctions.
Additional featured items in the Collect Auction Summer Auction:
1. 1987-88 Fleer Basketball unopened, factory sealed case (12 boxes)
2. 1988-89 Fleer Basketball unopened, factory sealed case (12 boxes)
3. 1969-70 Topps Basketball Complete PSA 8 Graded Set – No. 20 on PSA Registry
4. 1984-85 Star Co. Michael Jordan XRC No. 101 BGS 8.5
5. Babe Ruth Signed Check (June 26, 1941) (Graded BAS 10)
6. 1933 Sport Kings Ty Cobb No. 1 SGC 8.5
7. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle No. 311 PSA 1
8. 1921 E121 American Caramel Babe Ruth “Series of 80” PSA 2
9. Pete Maravich Signed 1970-71 Topps RC No. 123 (Graded PSA/DNA 8)
10. Michael Jordan Signed 1986-87 Fleer RC Sticker No. 8 BGS 9 (AUTO 10)
Bidding ends Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 p.m. CST (10:00 EST). To bid online, visit www.CollectAuctions.net. There are more than 1,000 lots of vintage sports cards and sets; what we believe is the strongest unopened lineup any auction house has ever offered, led by an unopened case of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball, along with many other vending, cello and wax boxes, unopened cases and vintage PSA-graded packs; all of the early Star Co. Michael Jordan singles; a handful of impressive PSA Registry sets, including 1969-70 Topps Basketball (No. 20), 1959 Fleer Ted Williams (No. 15) and 1957 Topps Football (No. 28); and much more. Bidding ends Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 p.m. CST (10:00 EST).
About Collect Auctions:
Collect Auctions is a premier auction house of sports collectibles and autographs from all collectible areas. They are best known for unopened products, including wax, cello, rack and vending boxes, along with signed trading cards and graded vintage cards. The business is located in central Wisconsin and was launched in 2011.