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1950s and 1960s Nonsports Complete Sets Collection (22 Sets, 1,609 Cards)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,819

Diverse and very carefully assembled lifetime collection comprised of twenty-two complete (or near complete) nonsports sets, spanning the years 1951 to 1967, with many of the era's most popular issues. This is a vast and incredible collection with many scarce and interesting sets. Bright and clean throughout, these sets were assembled by a longtime advanced collector over a period of many years. 1) 1951 Bowman "Red Menace" near-complete set (33/48): Missing fifteen cards for completion (#4, 10, 11, 12, 23, 24, 27, 28, 35, 39, 40, 41, 44, 47, and 48). 85% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (with a few Ex-Mt), 15% Vg. 2) 1953-1955 Topps “World on Wheels” partial set (100/180): The first 100 cards from the set. 85% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (with a few Ex-Mt or better), 15% Vg. 3) 1954 Bowman "Power for Peace" complete set (96): 90% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 10% Ex-Mt. 4) 1955 Topps "Rails and Sails" near-complete set (184/200): Missing just sixteen cards for completion (#151, 152, 154, 167, 168, 172, 176, 185, 186, 188, 189, 192, 193, 195, 199, and 200). 65% Nr/Mt, 20% Ex-Mt, and 15% Ex (includes a few slightly lesser). 5) 1956 Gum Products "Adventure" partial set (69/100): Missing the thirty-one boxers for completion. 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 10% Ex. 6) 1957 Topps "Space Cards" complete set (88): 85% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 15% Ex. 7) 1958 Topps "T.V. Westerns" Complete Set (71): 55% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 45% Vg. 8) 1959 Fleer "Indian Trading Cards" complete set (80): 98% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 2% slightly lesser. 9) 1961 Nu-Card "Horror Monster Series - Orange Set" (80 cards, #67-146): 15% Nr/Mt, 75% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 10% slightly lesser. 10) 1962 Topps "Civil War News" complete set (88): 70% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 30% slightly lesser. 11) 1964 Topps B&W Series #1 complete set (60): 90% Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), 10% Vg (with a few Gd due to back damage). 12) 1964 Topps B&W Series #2 complete set (55): 95% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 5% Ex-Mt. 13) 1964 Topps B&W Series #3 complete set (50): 70% Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), 30% Vg (with a few Gd due to back damage). 14) 1964 Topps “Beatles Diary” near-complete set (58/60): Missing only #43 and 60 for completion. 80% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 20% Ex (includes a few slightly lesser. 15) 1964 Topps Beatles Color Photos near-complete set (59/64): Missing only five cards for completion (#12, 20, 32, 45, and 47). 75% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 25% lesser. 16) 1965 Philadelphia Gum "James Bond" complete set (66): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 10% Ex. 17) 1966 Donruss "Marvel Super Heroes" near-complete set (64/66): Missing just #2 and #44 for completion. 60% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, 40% Vg (includes a few slightly lesser). 18) 1966 Topps "Batman - Series A" complete set (55): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 10% Ex (with a few slightly lesser). 19) 1966 Topps "Man from U.N.C.L.E." complete set (55): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 10% Ex. 20) 1966 Topps "Rat Patrol" complete set (66): 90% Nr/Mt, 10% in lesser grades. 21) 1966 Topps "Superman" complete set (66): 70% Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), 30% Vg. 22) 1967 Philadelphia Gum "Daktari" complete set (66): 98% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 2% lesser mostly Ex-Mt. Total: 1,609 cards (representing 22 complete or near-complete sets). Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $3,819


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