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1961 to 1964 Baseball Set Collection - Unusual Issues (4 sets, 214 cards)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $940
Collection of four unusual baseball sets, spanning the years 1961 through 1964, issued by Topps (1964 Giants) and Bazooka (1963 All-Time Greats), Nu-Card (1961 Nu-Card Scoops) and Golden Press (1961 Golden Press Hall of Fame set). These sets were purchased in their respective years of issue by our consignor, an old-time collector, and have been stored in the closet ever since. Each of these issues is very substantial and interesting, yet is somewhat overlooked in the card-collecting world. Twenty-one cards have been graded by PSA. 1) 1961 Golden Press Complete Set (33). Fourteen cards range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), and nineteen cards are Vg to Vg-Ex (most downgraded for a light surface wrinkle). Includes #3 Ruth (EX-MT 6), 4 Greenberg (EX 5), 9 DiMaggio (EX 5), 25 Cobb (VG-EX 4), and 29 Johnson (VG-EX 4). 2) 1961 Nu-Card Scoops Complete Set (80). Grades range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt). The Nu-Card Scoops set features many of baseball's greatest moments presented in a mock newspaper design. Includes #422 Mantle (NM-MT 8), 424 Gehrig (NM 7), 427 Mays (NM 7), 439 Williams (NM-MT 8), 443 Cobb (NM-MT 8), 447 Ruth (NM-MT 8), 450 Mantle (NM 7), 452 Williams (NM-MT 8), 455 Ruth (EX-MT 6), and 477 Mathewson (NM 7). 3) 1963 Bazooka All-Time Greats Complete Set (41). Grades Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (with a couple slightly lesser). The Bazooka All-Time Greats set was issued as inserts in boxes of Bazooka bubble gum. Includes #17 Ruth (EX-MT 6) and 35 Cobb (NM 7). 4) 1964 Topps Giants Complete Set (60). Grades Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (ten cards grade Vg to Vg-Ex). Keys: #3 Koufax SP (Ex), 11 Clemente (Vg), 25 Mantle (EX-MT 6), 32 Pascual (EX-MT 6), 41 Gibson (NM 7), 49 Aaron (Ex-Mt), 51 Mays SP (NM 7), 60 Skowron SP (Vg-Ex). Four very attractive baseball sets, each loaded with Hall of Famers and stars, and each representing a particularly outstanding collecting value compared to many other sets from the era. Total 214 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $940
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