Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Collecting Wax Pack Wrappers: 1966 Topps
In the back of most of my Topps set binders, is a folded up empty wax pack wrapper. Actually, I use a single card to help shape and stiffen the wrapper. Before today, I had only every wrapper dating back to 1969 Topps. These wrappers start costing more than a low grade Mantle in the '60s, but I was able to find this one for $10.99 shipped. I'm still missing 1967 and 1968, but it'll probably be a while before I find an affordable one. I don't collect all the back ad variations, but I do collect the front cover variations like 1973 Topps. 1966 Topps was the first year that 1-cent packs were not available. Minimum purchase in 1966 was 5-cents. The 1966 wrapper looks very similar to the 1974 and 1976 wrappers.