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1962 Topps Civil War News Collection (568 cards Including 3 Sets)

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $6,380.00

Auction Description Modification: The lot has two complete sets, one near set, and 219 assorted cards. The total cards is 480 not 568 as printed in the catalog. All the cards listed are present but the final count was a typographical error. We apologize for any inconvenience.

This exceptionally high-grade hoard of 1962 Topps Civil War News cards includes two complete 88-card sets and one near-complete set (missing only cards #1, 8, and 88), 219 assorted singles, three sets of the Confederate Money inserts (17 "dollars" per set), plus 66 extra "dollars." The cards grade 60% Nr/Mt-Mt, 25% Nr/Mt, 15% Ex to Ex-Mt ( a few slightly lesser). The Civil War centennial celebration was still going strong in 1962 when Topps issued the Civil War News set. Each card has multicolored artwork of a battle scene or historical event. The text on the reverse is designed in the style of a newspaper. The extraordinary artwork and accurate historical information presented on these cards have always distinguished them as one of Topps' most ambitious projects. Many years ago a number of unopened cases of Civil War News were discovered. This tremendous high-grade assortment from the famous Mark Macaluso collection almost certainly originated from this legendary non-sport find. Total 597 items (480 cards plus 117 pieces of Confederate money). Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $6,380.00

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