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1967 Topps "Who Am I?" Test Proof Card Collection (6)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $3,525.00

Collection of six exceedingly rare 1967 Topps "Who Am I?" test proof cards, each graded and encapsulated by GAI: Bob Bruce (NM+ 7.5), two Dean Chance (both Mint 9), Al Dark (EX 5), Jimmie Hall (VG+ 3.5), and Fred Newman (VG 3). 1967 Topps "Who Am I" cards are one of the most unusual and interesting sets ever produced by Topps. The set features many important figures in world history, including presidents, inventors, and athletes, each with a scratch-off disguise, and clues to help kids identify the famous person. The back of each issued card has additional clues and instructions to "Scratch off disguise on front to discover Who I Am. Use a coin or fingernail." Offered are six baseball players (five different and one duplicate with a slight variation) which were not included in the final production of the set, and were created by Topps specifically as test proof cards. The complete issued "Who Am I?" set featured only four baseball players (Ruth, Mantle, Mays, Koufax). This group of six with blank backs never saw public distribution, and were produced utilizing 1967 Topps cards and other materials for internal use only, as a test design concept that was, of course, fully executed. These cards literally represent the creation of the "Who Am I?" concept. This is an exceptional group of these virtually unique Topps cards, which long ago originated from the Topps vault and are held in extremely high esteem by advanced collectors both for their extreme rarity and significance to the set, as well as for their very striking and unique design. Total 6 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $3,525.00

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