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1959 Fleer "The Three Stooges" Complete PSA-Graded Set (96)

Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $29,375

Extraordinary high-grade complete set of this extremely popular and classic nonsport issue: 1959 Fleer "The Three Stooges." The entire set of ninety-six cards has been graded and encapsulated by PSA. Comprised of twenty-one cards graded MINT 9, fifty graded NM-MT 8 (including the first three cards), and twenty-five graded NM 7, this is the finest and highest-graded 1959 Fleer "Three Stooges" set we have ever offered. The complete PSA condition composite follows: Twenty-one MINT 9: #8, 9, 12, 16, 26, 30, 31, 42, 44, 51, 52, 54, 57, 61, 74, 80, 89, 91, 93, 94, and 95. Fifty NM-MT 8: #1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25 (OC), 28, 29, 32 (OC), 34, 35 (OC), 36, 37 (OC), 39 (OC), 40, 41, 46, 48, 49, 50, 53, 55, 56 (OC), 58, 59, 60, 62, 67 (OC), 69, 70, 71 (MC), 72, 73, 75, 77, 78, 79, 81, 86, 88, and 92. Twenty-five NM 7: #5, 7, 10, 18, 22, 24, 27, 33, 38, 43, 45, 47, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 76, 82, 83, 84, 85, 87, 90 (OC), and 96. The 1959 Fleer "Three Stooges" is one of the most popular sets in the entire world of nonsport card collecting. When this color set was issued in 1959, the Stooges' movie shorts were being introduced for the first time to a new generation of youngsters on television, and the response was as positive and enthusiastic then as when the trio first attained stardom in the 1930s. Their newfound popularity revitalized their careers, giving the Stooges a second chance to entertain millions with feature-length movies, personal appearances, and many other projects. Their shorts, which were originally produced to be shown as a bonus with feature films at movie theaters, are still shown on television today, ensuring a legion of new fans in each successive generation, and promoting The Stooges' status as American icons of comedy. This card set was issued as their popularity and careers were revitalized in the television era, and has been increasingly appreciated as one of nonsport-card collecting's great classics. This is an extraordinary high-grade complete set of this extremely popular 1950s nonsport issue. It is literally one of the finest and highest-grade complete sets ever assembled. The total SMR value for the individual cards (not including the nine qualified cards) is $11,440, and this does not begin to take into account the time and effort required to assemble a set in this grade. Total 96 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$8,000+. SOLD FOR $29,375


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