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1960 Leaf "Foney Ads" Complete PSA-Graded Set (72)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,645

Extremely high grade complete set of one of the 1960's most striking and unusual nonsport issues: 1960 Leaf "Foney Ads." This may not be the most expensive set of the era, or the auction, but it's hard not to appreciate the exceptional quality of this overlooked 1960 nonsport issue that is a direct predecessor of the many other humorous sets of the 1960s. This set was Leaf Gum's first attempt at humorous trading cards. Each card spoofs a major consumer product of the period (for instance "Old Mice" or "Mr. Mean"). Leaf's "Foney Ads" is a particularly significant set in that it is widely recognized as establishing the general concept and design for Topps' popular "Wacky Packages," which were issued seven years later. The entire set of seventy-two cards has been graded and encapsulated by PSA. The complete PSA condition composite follows: Five MINT 9: #26, 40 (MC), 47 (MC), 54 (OC), and 56 (MC). Thirty-nine NM-MT 8: #6 (OC), 8 (OC), 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 (OC), 19, 20, 21, 23, 25 (MC), 27, 28, 29, 31 (OC), 33 (MC), 34 (ST), 35, 36, 39, 42, 43, 44, 49 (OC), 50, 51, 52, 53, 55 (OC), 58, 59, 60, 63 (OC), 64 (OC), 66, 67, 68, and 71 (OC). Twenty-six NM 7: #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 22, 30, 32, 37, 38, 41, 45, 46, 48, 57, 61, 62, 65, 69, and 70. One EX-MT 6: #72. One EX 5: #24. This is a tremendous ultra high-grade complete set of this very substantial and classic nonsport-card set. Total 72 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).


SOLD FOR $1,645


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