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1952 Topps President Harry Truman "Look 'n See" Original Card Artwork #5
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $1,508.00
Original 1952 Topps "Look 'n See" card artwork (3 x 4.25 inches). This is the original painting used to produce card #5 Harry Truman from this extremely popular set which features full-color portraits of famous people from all areas of history. The artwork features a detailed portrait image of President Truman set against an American flag background. This is one of the most spectacular, important, and striking cards from this classic non-sport set. The fact that this card was issued in 1952 while Truman was at the end of his second term in office as the President of the United States gives this artwork all the greater significance. It was a special honor for Topps to include the President in this set, and it is obvious that great care was taken to present the President in a most flattering and patriotic light. "Look 'n See" original artworks are extremely rare. This example and the other two "Look 'n See" artworks presented in this auction are the first original paintings from this set we have seen. This is an extraordinary original artwork from one of the 1950s most highly regarded non-sport sets. There is a very light glue residue along the bottom from the original mechanical stat pasteup. Excellent to Mint condition. The artwork is accompanied by an example of the issued card. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $1,508.00
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