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1958 Topps "T.V. Westerns" Display Box, Unopened Pack, and Complete Card Set
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $823
The late 1950s was the "golden age" of television westerns, so it is not surprising that in 1958 Topps issued this card set devoted to the genre. Titled "T.V. Westerns," the set paid homage to eleven different television shows that were broadcast exclusively on CBS that year: Gunsmoke , Trackdown , Wanted: Dead or Alive , Have Gun Will Travel , Yancy Derringer , Union Pacific , Wagon Train , The Restless Gun , Tales of Wells Fargo , Boots & Saddles , and The Californians . Offered here is a display box, an unopened pack, and a complete set of seventy-one cards from that classic issue. 1) The box (8 x 4 x 2 inches), which once housed thirty-six five-cent packs of cards, features an illustration of Marshall Matt Dillon from Gunsmoke on the lid. Both on the lid and along three of four side panels is a partial list of the shows represented within the set. The rear panel advertises for Bazooka Bubble Gum. In Good to Very Good condition overall, with a vintage tape repair to one of the rear corner seams, a small tear on the lid affecting the illustrated image, and a minor ink notation on the bottom. 2) Original, unopened five-cent pack of "T.V. Westerns" cards, encapsulated and graded MINT 9 by GAI. 3) Complete set of seventy-one "T.V. Westerns" cards. The vast majority of the cards grade either Ex-Mt or Nr-Mt, with just a few in lesser condition. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $823
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