Popular in the late eighties through the early nineties, longboxes were nothing more than over-sized boxes with graphics, designed to catch your eye when you went shopping for a CD. I have two that I'm saving simply because they don't make them anymore. Most of the longboxes I've seen were pretty bland, however there are a few that were great if you happen to be into album art for example.

Might I suggest if you have saved a longbox or two yourself, they are bringing good money according to an article in mentalfloss.com, anywhere from twenty to one hundred bucks.

It's a great article, and explains some of the problems they caused, and how they gradually faded away. As for me, I'll hold on to mine, for nostalgia sake. If you've never seen a CD longbox, check out a longbox here.