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The Great Sports Card Search Begins – BOLO – What We Buy & Finding Value in 1980’s Football Card & Wax Box Guide

Presented is a simple guide to the best football cards of the 1980’s. These are the cards we are looking for as they are among the most desirable with collectors. With that said, condition is the most important variable in what we are looking for. Specifically, in the category of 1980’s football we are only looking for highly graded cards (cards that are 9 or better) or unopened wax boxes and/or cases.

If you have any questions or need help determining the values on your Sports Collection contact us. If you just want to sell or auction, we can help you with that too.  We will determine the preliminary grades on your cards and if they should be sent out for grading.  Contact us. 

This is because values are always determined by condition. All cards that come in go through a cursory evaluation process before being accepted. We recommend getting cards graded by one of three companies – PSA, Beckett or SGC.  Note, that ungraded (raw) cards do have value but have a lower value range.  Once a card is graded, it is more desirable and easier to determine the value according to the market.

As part of our auction service, we can provide assistance to those consigners who have eligible cards that need to be graded. The following list shows cards that are eligible to be consigned or sold through Memorabilia Expert.   Provided are photos of what these cards look like with many in the examples that have already been graded.

1980

1980 Topps – Phil Simms Rookie Card (RC) #225.
1980 Topps Football Wax Box (36 Packs).
1980 Topps Football Cello Wax Box.
1980 Topps Football Rack Pack Wax Box.

1981

1981 Topps – Joe Montana Rookie Card (RC) #216.
1981 MSA Holsum Discs – Joe Montana Rookie Card (RC).
1981 Topps Football Wax Box (36 Packs).
1981 Topps Football Rack Wax Box (24 Rack Packs).
1981 Topps Football Cello Wax Box (24 Cello Packs).
1981 Topps Football Cello Pack Graded.

1982

1982 Topps – Lawrence Taylor Rookie Card (RC) #434.
1982 Topps – Ronnie Lott Rookie Card (RC) #486.
1982 Topps Football Wax Box (36 Packs).
1982 Topps Football Cello Box.
1982 Topps Football Vending Box (500 Cards).
1982 Topps Football Grocery Pack (36 Pack).

1983

1983 Jogo CFL Limited Edmonton Eskimos – Warren Moon Rookie Card (RC).
1983 Topps Football – Mike Singletary Rookie Card (RC) #38.
1983 Topps Football – Marcus Allen Rookie Card (RC) #294.
1983 Topps Football Wax Box (36 Packs).
1983 Topps Football Cello Wax Box.
1983 Topps Football Rack Pack Box.

1984 Topps

1984 Topps – John Elway Rookie Card (RC) #63.
1984 Topps – Dan Marino Rookie Card (RC) #123.
1984 Topps Football Wax Box.
1984 Topps Football Cello Pack Box
1984 Topps Football Rack Pack Box.

1984 Topps USFL

1984 Topps USFL – Jim Kelly Rookie Card (RC) #36.
1984 Topps USFL – Steve Young Rookie Card (RC) #52.
1984 Topps USFL – Reggie White Rookie Card (RC) #58.
1984 Topps USFL Complete Set in Original Box.

1985 Topps

1985 Topps – John Elway #238.
1985 Topps – Warren Moon Rookie Card (RC) #251.
1985 Topps – Dan Marino #314.
1985 Topps – Joe Montana Box Bottom.
1985 Topps – Dan Marino Box Bottom.
1985 Topps Football Wax Box (36 Packs).
1985 Topps Football Cello Wax Box.
1985 Topps Football Rack Wax Box.

1985 Topps USFL

1985 Topps USFL – Steve Young #65.
1985 Topps USFL – Doug Flutie Rookie Card (RC) #80.
1985 Topps USFL – Reggie White #75.
1985 Topps USFL Complete Set with Original Box.

1986

1986 Topps – Walter Payton #11.
1986 Topps – Joe Montana #156.
1986 Topps – Jerry Rice Rookie Card (RC) #161.
1986 Topps – Boomer Esiason Rookie Card (RC) #235.
1986 Topps – Steve Young Rookie Card (RC) #374.
1986 Topps Football Wax Pack Box.
1986 Topps Football Cello Wax Pack Box.
1986 Topps Football Rack Pack Wax Box.
1986 Fleer Football Live Action Wax Box.

1987

1987 Topps – Randall Cunningham Rookie Card (RC) #296.
1987 Topps – Jim Kelly Rookie Card (RC) #362.
1987 Topps Football Wax Pack Box.
1987 Topps Football Cello Wax Pack Box.
1987 Topps Football Rack Pack Wax Box.

1988

1988 Florida Gators – Emmitt Smith #2.
1988 Topps – Bo Jackson Rookie (RC) #327
1988 49ers Police – Joe Montana #11.
1988 49ers Police – Jerry Rice #13.
1988 Topps Jumbo Cello Wax Pack Box.

1989

1989 Score – Barry Sanders Rookie Card (RC) #257.
1989 Topps Traded – Troy Aikman Rookie Card (RC) #70T.
1989 Topps Traded – Factory Set Case.

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