1986/87 Fleer Basketball is one of the most well known products of all time in the card community. Much of this is due to card #57 in the set, the famous Michael Jordan RC. Along with MJ’s rookie, the set contains rookies of Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Clyde Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, Dominique Wilkins, Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, James Worthy, and Chris Mullin. That is an incredible list of NBA stars. What a great list of nicknames as well that includes Sir Charles (or the Round Mound of Rebound), The Mailman, Clyde The Glide, Hakeem the Dream, The Beast, The Human Highlight Reel, Big Game James, and Zeke.
Anyways…lets discuss how you can tell if a 1986/87 Fleer Basketball Wax Box is clean and unsearched. With this being such a rare box with a high dollar value, it is especially important to ensure that the box is untampered with. Below are the steps that our experts follow:
1. Inspect the overall condition of each pack, ensuring the seals are intact, no presence of suspicious wear on the corners and folds of the wrapper, and confirm the gum slides within the pack and is not stuck to the top card in the pack.
2. Count the number of Jordan stickers on the back of the packs. The sticker card is always back side up at the sealed end of the pack, and can be identified through the translucent wax paper. Look to find three to four Jordan stickers, which is consistent with a clean and unshuffled box. Every wax box has at least three stickers of each player (11 players in all), and a fourth sticker for three of the players.
3. Identify the specific cards on the top of the pack through the translucent wax paper. Possessing the proprietary information regarding the sequencing of cards within a pack/box, verify all the cards that should be present in a box are there. The 1986/87 Fleer basketball set has only 132 cards, so a full box makes three complete sets, with a few cards left over to start a fourth.
We have specialized in 1986/87 Fleer basketball products throughout our company history. Our team of experts has handled tens of thousands of singles, hundreds of sets, dozens of wax boxes, a couple of sealed cases, and even an uncut sheet.
These tips come from our team of experts, and are what we go through to make sure the boxes we inspect receive our stamp of approval.
Anyone out there ever opened any boxes of packs of 86/87 Fleer Basketball?