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1962 Topps Mars Attacks Uncut Complete Set Proof Sheet

Starting Bid - $3,000.00, Sold For - $10,925.00

This is the ultimate Mars Attacks uncut sheet! The complete set of all 55 Mars Attacks cards is presented on this extraordinary Topps final proof sheet from 1962. Every horrifying scene from the most famous non-sports sci-fi card set ever issued is represented, along with the checklist card (#55). The final-process images presented on the sheet are printed in full color, with a mylar overlay which provides the black process to each card. This is how the final process proof sheet was produced by Topps for the purpose of proofing by the printer, to allow for approval of the production of the set. The mylar overlay is not easily detected, but very close examination has allowed us to determine both that it is present, and its purpose. This is the only Mars attacks final process uncut sheet proof we have ever seen or heard of. This is the very sheet used by the printer for proofing, and approving the production of the legendary Mars Attacks set. The proofing color bars appear along the left. Like all proof sheets, the colors are absolutely perfect, and the backs are blank. The sheet and all 55 cards on it are in flawless Mint condition. This is a spectacular uncut proof sheet of extraordinary significance, very likely the only surviving example, representing one of the most important and popular non-sport sets ever issued. Extremely colorful and vibrant, this complete uncut proof set is arguably the most impressive of all display items in existence related to the legendary Mars Attacks series. The sheet measures 22 x 29 inches and is framed to dimensions of 25 x 32 inches. Reserve $3,000. Estimate $5,000/$10,000. SOLD FOR $10,925.00


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