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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/21/2023
With Topps taking over the sports trading card market from Bowman, the late 1950s became a bit of an experimental era for the company. The 1957 Topps football set with its split central image introduced us to rookie cards of Unitas, Hornung, and Starr, while the 1958 set gave us the iconic Jim Brown debut card. The 1959 series didn't offer anything as grandiose, but still delivered the first pasteboards of #4 Max McGee, 51 Sam Huff, 103 Alex Karras, 116 Jerry Kramer, 132 Jim Parker, and 140 Bobby Mitchell. The featured pair of untouched vending boxes hails from the first series, which houses the cards of #1 Unitas, 10 J. Brown, 20 Gifford, 23 Starr, 40 Layne, 51 Huff, 55 Berry, and 82 Hornung. Packed in the traditional and generic TCG box (Trading Card Guild), the cards are bound in small bundles with brown paper, less common than the traditional method of distribution. A recent sale of just one box with this type of presentation sold for $117,000. While centering is always an issue from cards produced in the 1950s, it's probably a pretty good bet that there be some MINT or even GEM MINT examples unearthed, perhaps even cards that have yet to earn PSA's highest grade. Theoretically, a set worthy of a place high on the PSA Set Registry can be built just from the specimens within these boxes, should the winning bidder decide to roll the dice and go that route. This is a unique opportunity for the advanced collector and investor!
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Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $41,270.40
Number Bids:17
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