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1963 Topps "Astronauts" Original Card Artworks (2)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $812.00
The "Astronauts" set was produced by Topps in 1963, at the dawn of the space age. At this time every kid in America wanted to be an astronaut. It is not surprising that Topps would respond to this enthusiasm by producing a set of cards honoring these national heroes. The set features artworks based on NASA photographs of America's space explorers, their training exercises and equipment. Presented is the original artwork to cards #5 "Recovery Training" and #45 "Glenn In Space." The John Glenn card #45 is a particularly important one in the set. This card commemorates John Glenn's monumental achievement of becoming the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962, one of the landmark events in the history of space travel. The artworks are a traditional color flexichrome measuring 3-3/8 x 4.75 inches and in Excellent to Mint condition. Included with the artworks are examples of the issued cards. These are exceptional and rarely seen original artworks from one of the most historically significant non-sport sets ever issued. Total 2 artworks. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $812.00
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