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1968 Bazooka Complete Set in Unassembled Boxes (15)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,610.00
The 1968 Bazooka set is one of the scarcest and most overlooked of all 1960s Topps-related issues. The design of the set was very different from that of other Bazooka sets. Four small unnumbered vertical player cards were issued on the side panels of each box. The back of each box features a larger numbered card with illustrated tips on various aspects of the game provided by a star whose portrait appears in the upper left corner. There are fifty-six different side-panel player cards and fifteen different larger numbered instructional player tip cards in the set. Four players appear twice on the side panels of complete boxes (Drysdale, Rose, Santo, Agee). Offered is an extraordinary ultra high-grade complete set presented in fifteen unassembled boxes. These boxes were obtained directly from Topps in 1968 and saved in this perfect original form prior to being folded and used as packaging for Bazooka Bubble Gum as intended. Very few sets have survived in this perfect form. The set includes all the great stars of the era including Mantle, Clemente, Mays, Aaron, Rose, Yastrzemski, Seaver, Gibson, Kaline, Killebrew, Drysdale, and many more. In spectacular Near Mint to Mint condition (Mantle box has a very tiny ink mark, mentioned strictly for the sake of accuracy, which does not affect the image area). This is the first complete set in this form we have had in years. Robert Edward Auctions sold this very set twenty-five years ago and it has been consigned to this auction directly from the original buyer. Dimensions of each unassembled box: 8.25 x 4.25 inches. Total 15 boxes. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,610.00
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