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1961 Nu-Card Football Complete PSA-Graded Set (80)

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,058

Offered is an extraordinarily high-grade complete set of 1961 Nu-Card Football cards, with an astounding seventy-one cards graded MINT 9 by PSA, and the remaining nine cards graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. There are quite a few surviving high-grade examples of cards from this set due to a big find of unopened cases decades ago, but even so, complete sets are rarely assembled in such perfect condition! This set has not yet been listed on the PSA Set Registry, but if it were, it would be the fourth finest set. Issued in 1961 by Nu-Card, this colorful football-card set features many of the most talented college football stars of the day from across the country. Legal issues resulted in Nu-Card producing some of the most unusual card sets of the early 1960s. It is likely that Nu-Card issued football cards of college stars because Topps had the rights to the professional football players, forcing Nu-Card to find imaginative ways to gain a foothold in the trading card market. Similar problems had to be dealt with in its efforts to issue baseball cards. All 80 cards have been encapsulated and graded by PSA. Comprised of seventy-one MINT 9s, and only nine NM-MT 8s, the average grade for this set is an amazing 8.88. PSA condition composite: Seventy-one MINT 9: #104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143 Davis, 144, 145, 146, 147, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166 Gabriel, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 173, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, and 180. Nine NM-MT 8: #101, 102, 103, 116, 118 Mitchell, 120, 148, 172, and 174. Every card in this set has flawless colors, sharp corners, and superb eye-appeal. This is a crisp, fresh, ultra high-grade and essentially perfect MINT complete set of one of the most overlooked of all football issues. Total 80 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,058


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