Sealed Beta Box - Value?

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Sealed Beta Box - Value?

Post by Mr.C » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:14 pm

Hey guys.

A local collector here in Vancouver has access to an apparently sealed Beta box. What would the value of this be? 12-15k? Anybody know?

Seems like the sort of item someone would fly in to pick it up.

Any input is appreciated.

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Post by simonl6714 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:31 pm

trollandtoad.com has sold one for 16k
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Post by shaselai1 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:50 am

a guy who played since alpha told me old boxes were never sealed?

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Post by Worth » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:42 am

Many were not, some were. I've heard ~10% sealed from people I believe.

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Post by EddieO » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:34 pm

The box wizards had for a beta sealed tourney they did in 1998 was sealed.....saw it myself.

A guy had a box of beta at 1998 worlds he was selling, it was sealed also.....he claimed he had bought it from anson maddocks. It looked legit to me.....troll and toad's guy there bought it.

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Post by tap4black » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:49 am

+/- 10% of the Beta Booster boxes were sealed.
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Post by mystical_tutor » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:41 am

The ones I have are not. I would trust tap4black's expierence over anything but I remember what my son told me,

"Dad, if anyone ever tries to sell you a First Edition sealed box of boosters -- be careful, they weren't sealed."

Pete could have been speaking in general as he never followed production that closely but the bottom line is, be very very careful about it. At one time there was a real good market for original empty wrappings and boxes and I'm sure they weren't used for stuffing.

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