1952 Bowman Baseball Wax Pack Being Opened at The National

Vintage Breaks Looks to Make History With Potential Pack-Fresh Mickey Mantle
  • July 30, 2022

A 1952 Bowman baseball wax pack is going to be opened LIVE on the main stage of the National Sports Collectors Convention on Saturday. What treasures might hide inside? Vintage Breaks is hoping for another pack-fresh Mickey Mantle.

In 2018 our sister company, Vintage Breaks, made history when they pulled a Mickey Mantle from a 1955 Bowman baseball cello pack. We're hoping history repeats itself tomorrow when Vintage Breaks opens up a 1952 Bowman wax pack!


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For 70 years this pack has been sealed. Hidden from the light of day, these 6 cards are ready to make history.

Among the players in the set are:

  • Mickey Mantle
  • Willie Mays
  • Yogi Berra
  • Roy Campanella
  • Stan Musial
  • Warren Spahn
  • Pee Wee Reese
  • Robin Roberts

The cards possible in this pack are stellar! Imagine pulling a pack-fresh Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays. There are only two-known PSA 10 Mantle cards on the population report and just 13 PSA 9 copies. Of all cards in the set, PSA has only graded 79 as a ten. Yogi Berra and Pee Wee Reese have zero cards graded Gem Mint 10! You're never guaranteed a PSA 10 but the best way to land one is fresh from a pack. 

You can watch this historic break!


The Main Stage at The National.


When you walk into the Atlantic City Convention Center, come up the stairs, into the doors, and take a RIGHT on the show floor. You'll walk right into the Case Break Pavilion. The Main Stage will be right there to the left; you can't miss it! 


Saturday, July 30th at 2:30 PM -3:30 PM.

Make sure to be at the Main Stage!  If you're not here at The National, you can watch us live on all of our platforms:

Geoff Wilson from Sports Card Investor will be on stage with Vintage Breaks. We can't wait!

Here is the video of Vintage Breaks pulling a pack-fresh 1955 Bowman Mantle from the National in 2018, which sold for $357,483 last year! We're hoping to witness an incredible moment like this on Saturday:





If you have a 1952 Bowman wax pack, set, or even the Mickey Mantle card that you'd like to sell, please reach out any time. We are buying collections like the 1952 Bowman set discovered in The Black Box Collection.

Just Collect is always buying vintage sports and non-sports cards from 1879 to 1979 as well as select modern cards. If you have a collection that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss or get our industry-leading purchase offer. If you have a collection that you want to be appraised, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your collection and help you understand the real cash value of your collection in the current marketplace. Check out the Just Collect Buy List.

We always offer a FREE APPRAISAL for your collection here at the Just Collect site. Just click here:



We offer many ways to evaluate your cards other than using our website, too.

  • Travel to us

If you can make the trip here like the son from my hometown did for this collection- we can make a deal at the office. We once met a father-son duo that drove eight hours from Virginia to meet us to sell a Michael Jordan rookie card stored in Tupperware since 1986 - great read here

  • Come to the convention

We keep a LIST of the card shows we'll be attending.  Come stop by the Just Collect table and chat.

  • Meet in-person

If you have a valuable collection and want us to come to you, we'll hop on the next plane out. We recently took a trip to California to purchase a collection that included three Jackie Robinson 1948 Leaf rookie cards that you can read about here.

  • Meet in New York City

We have another location in New York you can meet us at; read all the information here.

  • SHIP your collection 

If you choose to mail your cards for an appraisal, we will evaluate your cards for FREE still. If you choose not to sell the cards, we'll ship them back with shipping fees paid by us!  We can offer our FedEx account with 2-day shipping, fully insured, all covered by us. Simply contact the office to set up this option.


We've run into a wide range of people and collections over the last 25 years. Although Just Collect is known for buying vintage sports cards and especially vintage baseball cards, we are also extremely interested in buying non-sports cards, too!  

Every collection and every collector is different and we treat EVERY collection with the respect and attention that we show for our own collections. We understand that many have put their heart and souls into building their collections. So when you're ready to sell, we understand the feelings that you're going through and will work with you to help you reach a decision that is a WIN/WIN, because if you're not happy, we're not happy.


Whether you have vintage cards or modern wax you want to sell, you can reach out to us any time! 


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