Sports card cello boxes for sale

Cello boxes refer to the clear paper packaging that companies like Topps used to make oversized packs of sports cards.

Commonly used from the 1960s-late 1980s, cello packs were a Topps staple in the 70s.  Most wax packs cost 10 cents in the early and mid-70s, while cello packs contained about three times as many cards and sold for 25-30 cents per pack.  Very old cello packs often contained 10-15 cards since baseball card wax packs often had only 5-8 cards inside.

Of course, the great fun in cello packs was going to the store and actually being able to see two of the cards you were getting (the one on the front and the one on the back).  The gum was usually sandwiched somewhere in the middle.

The packs were often wrapped quite tightly, which has led to some light corner damage, especially in packs that have been around for awhile.  Sometimes, the clear wrappers were not as tight, however, and the cards inside survived quite beautifully with no wax residue to contend with.

Cello packs sometimes contained exclusive cards or inserts.

Typically they were packaged 24 to a box and prices were slightly higher than a regular 36-count box of wax packs

1988 Fleer Baseball Cello Packs, From Fresh Box 8 Packs, SKU # 7004
1988 Fleer Baseball Cello Packs, From Fresh Box 8 Packs, SKU # 7004
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1989 TOPPS BASEBALL UNOPENED CELLO (Lot of 2 -24ct Boxes)
1989 TOPPS BASEBALL UNOPENED CELLO (Lot of 2 -24ct Boxes)
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2016 Panini Prizm Football Cello Box (12 packs 15 cards) - 180 Cards Sealed NFL
2016 Panini Prizm Football Cello Box (12 packs 15 cards) - 180 Cards Sealed NFL
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1984 FLEER BASEBALL CELLO BOX 24 PACKS/28 CARDS 52 HALL OF FAMERS 70 ROOKIES
1984 FLEER BASEBALL CELLO BOX 24 PACKS/28 CARDS 52 HALL OF FAMERS 70 ROOKIES
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1988 DONRUSS BASEBALL CELLO BOX
1988 DONRUSS BASEBALL CELLO BOX
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1980 Topps Football Cello Box (Unsearched)
1980 Topps Football Cello Box (Unsearched)
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1989 DONRUSS BASEBALL CARDS CELLO BOX  PACKS POSSIBLE KEN GRIFFEY JR RC???
1989 DONRUSS BASEBALL CARDS CELLO BOX PACKS POSSIBLE KEN GRIFFEY JR RC???
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1985 Topps unopened cello packs, lot of 24 packs in original box!!!
1985 Topps unopened cello packs, lot of 24 packs in original box!!!
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1970 Topps Baseball Cello Box EMPTY
1970 Topps Baseball Cello Box EMPTY
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1982 Fleer Baseball Unopened Cello Pack from Box w/ Rollie Fingers
1982 Fleer Baseball Unopened Cello Pack from Box w/ Rollie Fingers
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1988 Topps Football Cello Box ~ NICE SHARP CELLOPHANE WRAPPED BOX  **FREE S/H**
1988 Topps Football Cello Box ~ NICE SHARP CELLOPHANE WRAPPED BOX **FREE S/H**
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1991 92 Fleer Basketball Unopened 24 PK CELLO JUMBO BOX (From 8 Box case)
1991 92 Fleer Basketball Unopened 24 PK CELLO JUMBO BOX (From 8 Box case)
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