Legendary June 2009
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Presented is a pair of unopened wax boxes of Planet of the Apes cards from Topps: one is a completely filled, 36-Count unit, the other contains 20 packs. Issued in 1974, these cards capitalized on the enthusiasm generated by the 1967 movie of the same theme. This set showcases the television series that kept "Apes" excitement active into the 1970s, and solidified the franchise's appeal for the future. Roddy McDowell and Charlton Heston, two of the original movie characters, appear on the top and front panels of these graphic and colorful display boxes. The boxes concede shelf wear and some retaping at the edges (and one is missing its inner side flaps) but they remain highly visual; packs are generally well-sealed and uphold mostly EX or finer appearance. Modern enthusiasts can watch the recent movie, and then look to these scarce boxes to view a classic earlier version!
1974 Topps "Planet of the Apes" Unopened Wax Boxes Pair (2)
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