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1966 Topps Batman Original Card Artwork (Norm Saunders) #45 "Trap For The Riddler"
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,740
Presented is the original artwork to card #45 "Trap For the Riddler" from the 1966 Topps Batman card set (Black Bat series). Batman took the world by storm in 1966 with the introduction of the wildly popular Batman television series. Topps jumped on the bandwagon with several series of card sets devoted to the Caped Crusader. This is a tremendous artwork from this classic 1960s card set. The painting features one of the primary villains, great action, tremendous background detail, and of course is the work of the legendary Norm Saunders. The gouache-on-board artwork measures 4-3/4 x 3-1/2 inches. It is interesting to note that the original artwork includes some additional areas around the perimeter which were cropped out by Topps when the card was published. Normal production remnants on reverse of board (including an ink stamp that reads "Topps Chewing Gum, Inc. - 254 36th Street - Brooklyn 32 NY" and also four pieces of white framing tape); Excellent to Mint condition. This is an outstanding and extremely rare original artwork from one of the most popular of all Topps nonsport issues. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500++. SOLD FOR $4,740
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