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1950 Topps Freedom's War Collection (1,029)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $3,480.00
"Freedom's War" collection includes a near-complete set (190 of 205 cards in the set), plus 825 assorted duplicates, plus an additional 14 cards presented on seven two-card panels for a total of 1,029 cards. "Freedom's War" is one of the most comprehensive sets of military cards ever produced. The set included Korean War scenes, combat training, military insignia, weapons, medals, generals, airplanes, ships, and even a set of diecut tanks which could be made into stand-up toys. Topps used multicolored artwork and photographs in the production of the set, which was distributed in three printings over a two-year period that began in the summer of 1950. The near-complete set of 190 out of 203 cards is missing the following thirteen cards for completion: #18, 27, 32, 35, 43, 87, 97-103 tanks. Grades 84% Ex to Ex-Mt and 16% Vg to Vg-Ex. The fourteen cards presented on seven two-card panels are in Nr/Mt-Mt condition (#49/53, 50/54, 51/55, 58/62, 59/63, 60/64, 61/65). The 825 assorted singles (no tanks) range in grade from Very Good to Near Mint condition, averaging Ex to Ex-Mt overall. Tremendous hoard of these popular military cards from the early 1950s. From the Macaluso Collection. Total 1,029 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $3,480.00
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