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1953 to 1964 Topps and Bowman Original Card Artwork Collection (6)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $830
Collection of six original Topps (two baseball, two football, one hockey) and Bowman (one football) card artworks, one from each of six sets spanning the years 1953 to 1964. These are the actual original flexichrome artworks used to produce Topps and Bowman cards. These one-of-a-kind artworks have been assembled over the years by a dedicated longtime advanced collector who for many years specialized in historic, unusual, and unique Topps and Bowman items. These original card artworks are very substantial and fascinating and, of course, are ideal for display with their respective issued cards. The original artworks in the collection are as follows: 1) 1953 Bowman Football #96 William Cross of the Chicago Cardinals (3-1/8 x 4-3/4 inches). 2) 1954-1955 Topps Hockey #2 Bob Chrystal of the New York Rangers (3-3/8 x 4-1/8 inches). 3) 1957 Topps Football #103 Jim Mutscheller of the Baltimore Colts (3-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches). 4) 1960 Topps Baseball #122 Don Dillard of the Cleveland Indians (4 x 5-3/4 inches). 5) 1961 Topps Baseball #525 Ron Perranoski of the Los Angeles Dodgers (4-7/8 x 6-7/8 inches). 6) 1964 Topps Football #143 Joe Krakoski of the Oakland Raiders (3-1/4 x 4-3/8 inches). All six flexichrome artworks are bright, crisp, and include additional image area which was cropped out by Topps and Bowman on the issued cards. Included are five of the six issued cards. This is a outstanding selection of original artworks from these popular Topps and Bowman sets. All are in Excellent condition with normal production-related remnants on their blank reverses. Total: 6 artworks. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $830
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