I have included multiple pictures of this set from different angles; the tear is not noticeable unless you look carefully. "When you see something that you rarely find available and the opportunity presents itself, that's the time to pull the trigger", a parphrased line from American Pickers that I agree with.
Some in the hobby tried to say these don't exist. Some tried to say they weren't sealed. Similar to the 1974 Topps set, these were available through a catalog. Some say JC Penney, others say Sears.
I wrote Topps and they said they would only provide information on their current products. Dealers for years tried to tell me that this set didn't exist. I have cards from the 60's, 70's and 80's usually in pack fresh condition.I have sets from the 70's and 80's, with a few rare ones. I have/had cool cello and rack packs with rookie cards of stars on top, like Ozzie Smith on a'79 rack pack, same with Mattingly, Puckett, Ripken, and others.
A few Tiffany sets left that are factory sealed. I have graded cards and ungraded, uncut sheets and more. I have been trying to list items weekly when I have the chance. 1982 Topps Baseball Factory Sealed Complete Set in the Wood Grain Box" is in sale since Friday, March 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Baseball Cards".The seller is "crazyscondo" and is located in Bellerose, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.