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Offline Adrian

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1985 & 1991 Wacky Packages Prices of Unopened?
« on: August 08, 2021, 04:31:20 PM »
Hi folks,

I am new here, but I guess eager. I suddenly realized an error on my part. I almost exclusively collect 1985, 1991 Topps and 1992 OPC. I know these are more modern sets in comparisons to those of the 1970s. However I mistakenly thought these were  part of the original series, because they were not part of the ANS branding. I guess these are two failed (original) restarts - so those conversations belong here in the more general discussions, I guess. Sorry for posting in the wrong area‍.

Which brings me to a question and why I started a new thread.

I am noticing the prices for wax packs from 1985 and 1991 are starting to get expensive. Besides using past sales on eBay, do you have a reliable handle on what prices for wax boxes from these years should cost. I am seeing $180-280 for 1985 and $75-100 for 1991 (slightly more for OPC).

 Thanks all   

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Offline FourRoses

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Re: 1985 & 1991 Wacky Packages Prices of Unopened?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2021, 09:02:32 AM »
The 1985 series is finally starting to come into its own which is evidenced by the increasing prices. Some sellers are highly optimistic while others are a bit more grounded. A good conditioned box of 85's in the mid to upper 100's sounds right. A garbage box in the low 125's seems the norm while a great condition in the low to mid 200's is what I'd expect.

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Re: 1985 & 1991 Wacky Packages Prices of Unopened?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2021, 09:15:21 AM »
The 1985 series is finally starting to come into its own which is evidenced by the increasing prices. Some sellers are highly optimistic while others are a bit more grounded. A good conditioned box of 85's in the mid to upper 100's sounds right.


I think my punctuation got you

 
I am seeing $180-280 for 1985 and $75-100 for 1991 (slightly more for OPC).

I am seeing 1985 at 180-280 on eBay - there is no way to know fair price without talking to you folks. 🙂💪

Offline MoldRush

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Re: 1985 & 1991 Wacky Packages Prices of Unopened?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2021, 09:47:24 AM »
If youíre passionate about owning a full box, I would take the plunge on the 1991-92 set sooner rather than later.  $75-$100 may sound like a lot, but for a 48-pack box itís still only $2 a pack or less, wonít break the bank.

For the 1985ís, the economic pragmatist in me would take a look at the 1986 album sticker set, which reprints many from the 1985 as well as some of the 1973-76 originals.  If you donít mind the smaller format but would like to get them cheaper than a 1985 box, look into it.  Iím sure Gregís site has a complete checklist you can reference to see what titles are in the set.  One caveat though - there is a collation issue such that a single full box may not guarantee a full set.  I think some boxes only contained 44 of the 77, and others the other 33 of 77.  Again, Gregís site probably explains it more accurately than I am here.

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Re: 1985 & 1991 Wacky Packages Prices of Unopened?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2021, 12:00:05 PM »
If you’re passionate about owning a full box, I would take the plunge on the 1991-92 set sooner rather than later.  $75-$100 may sound like a lot, but for a 48-pack box it’s still only $2 a pack or less, won’t break the bank.

For the 1985’s, the economic pragmatist in me would take a look at the 1986 album sticker set, which reprints many from the 1985 as well as some of the 1973-76 originals.  If you don’t mind the smaller format but would like to get them cheaper than a 1985 box, look into it.  I’m sure Greg’s site has a complete checklist you can reference to see what titles are in the set.  One caveat though - there is a collation issue such that a single full box may not guarantee a full set.  I think some boxes only contained 44 of the 77, and others the other 33 of 77.  Again, Greg’s site probably explains it more accurately than I am here.

Thanks for the comments. I do have 1985 and 1991 boxes. Just amazed at how fast the prices jumped.

The 1985 box - there is one seller on eBay at 180, and then the only other is $280. I am just watching the market in awe. I always assumed there was a glut of product. I am happy to see it, just amazed. And the important thing is people are buying at $180…

Never really had nostalgia for 1986 set, but thanks for pointing me to it.
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Offline faustxxx

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Re: 1985 & 1991 Wacky Packages Prices of Unopened?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2021, 01:50:21 PM »
     Right now on Fee bay there is a 1991 full box for $75

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Re: 1985 & 1991 Wacky Packages Prices of Unopened?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2021, 01:56:46 PM »
     Right now on Fee bay there is a 1991 full box for $75

Absolutely. It used to be like 40-50, from what I can tell. Greg was telling me he used to sell at $20. So we are seeing the rise of all things, I guess. I was trying to understand if thatís what you all are seeing, I only have eBay as my only data point. $75 seems like a lot but maybe thatís the new normal?

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Re: 1985 & 1991 Wacky Packages Prices of Unopened?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2021, 05:00:10 PM »
Never really had nostalgia for 1986 set, but thanks for pointing me to it.
I hear you on the nostalgia factor, Iím the same way.  I havenít Ďsealed the dealí on OS 1-16 because certain series that I completely missed as a kid donít have that nostalgic pull like other series I remember well.  Of course the completist in me would like to finish the rest, but 16th prices killed those dreams.

 

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