I always keep my eye open for things that make me look like I know what I am talking about. Previously I blathered on about 1975 Topps Mini's not being rare. Father Itcher commented that singles are not rare, but the wax is. I ran across two examples of many releases that lead me to believe that I am correct.
First: An example of a high number 61 Topps box missing just one pack. One box does not make the amount of wax out there seem like a lot but the fact is that if a kid thought to keep a box worth of packs sealed than how many are out there? I say quite a few.
Second, third, fourth and fifth and sixth: Note how all of them are guaranteed, I know I know they could be full of crap, to have been pulled from a sealed case. I know I know, everything is technically pulled from a sealed case. Again, how many cases does it take to make this stuff not rare. In my opinion, if there are 100 unopened boxes of any of this stuff, it isn't rare. Look on the bay when you get a chance. Do a search for 197* topps box. Sort high price to low. Sealed boxes at exorbitant prices regularly. Can you pick them up at the corner market? No, butyou can get anything you want.
Don't get me started on 80's wax. I'm looking at you early 80s hockey and football. Oh yeah, 86 fleer basketball? Please.