SCP Auctions November 2010 Internet Auction
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The Topps Plaks test issue of 1968 was a departure for Topps in many ways. The depiction of two-dozen of baseball's biggest stars in the form of plastic die-cast busts was more akin to the production of model airplanes than baseball cards. Among the challenges they faced was the packaging of these multi-dimensional items along with a checklist card. Topps reverted to their primary method of the wax pack and created an appropriately large, and visually impressive orange wrapper. One can only presume that the packaging process was fraught with difficulties, which likely contributed the minuscule lifespan of the issue. Today, any component of this issue is considered rare. This incredible artifact is one of a handful of unopened '68 Plaks wax packs that was discovered by SCP in our test issue "find" from 2002. The wrapper is tightly sealed, however there is some stain discoloration from water contact at the bottom of the pack. The original gum has also deteriorated to the point that small particles can fall out of the bottom when the pack is shaken. All things considered, still an incredibly rare pack in the history of Topps.