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

1990 Topps Baseball Factory Sealed Wax Box 36 Cello Packs SOSA FRANK THOMAS RC
1990 Topps Baseball Factory Sealed Wax Box 36 Cello Packs SOSA FRANK THOMAS RC
$39.75
Time Remaining: 58m
Buy It Now for only: $39.75
1990 Fleer Football Cello Jumbo Full Box 24 Sealed Unopened Packs 43 cards/pack
1990 Fleer Football Cello Jumbo Full Box 24 Sealed Unopened Packs 43 cards/pack
$32.75
Time Remaining: 5h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $32.75
1991 TOPPS CELLO BASEBALL BOX
1991 TOPPS CELLO BASEBALL BOX
$26.99
Time Remaining: 9h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $26.99
1987 FLEER CELLO BOX BASEBALL, BONDS
1987 FLEER CELLO BOX BASEBALL, BONDS
$49.95
Time Remaining: 9h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $49.95
1989 DONRUSS Baseball CELLO Card Box 24 Packs  Ken Griffey Jr - LAST1
1989 DONRUSS Baseball CELLO Card Box 24 Packs Ken Griffey Jr - LAST1
$22.99
Time Remaining: 11h 14m
1989 TOPPS Baseball CELLO Card Box 24 Packs UNOPENED - LAST1
1989 TOPPS Baseball CELLO Card Box 24 Packs UNOPENED - LAST1
$17.99
Time Remaining: 11h 14m
2 1989 Topps Football Cello Box Lot 48 Total Mint Packs
2 1989 Topps Football Cello Box Lot 48 Total Mint Packs
$54.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 12h 21m
1985 Topps Empty Cello Display Box
1985 Topps Empty Cello Display Box
$4.50
Time Remaining: 13h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $4.50
1988 Fleer Baseball Cello Packs, From Fresh Box 8 Packs, SKU # 7004
1988 Fleer Baseball Cello Packs, From Fresh Box 8 Packs, SKU # 7004
$8.50
Time Remaining: 13h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $8.50
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**
$59.95
Time Remaining: 14h 2m
12 UNOPENED BASEBALL CARD CELLO BOXES  TOPPS - FLEER - 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
12 UNOPENED BASEBALL CARD CELLO BOXES TOPPS - FLEER - 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
$130.00
Time Remaining: 14h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $130.00
1986 Topps Baseball Cello Box 24 Packs 28 cards in Each!!! 672 Total
1986 Topps Baseball Cello Box 24 Packs 28 cards in Each!!! 672 Total
$30.00
Time Remaining: 16h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00

« Previous12345...89