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1965 Topps "Presidents and Famous Americans" Five Complete Sets, Display Box, Wrappers, and Singles (290 items)
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,777.50
Extensive collection of 280 cards plus related materials from the Topps "Presidents and Famous Americans" series. Issued by Topps in 1965, this 44-card set features the first thirty-six Presidents of the United States as well as eight Americans famous for their significant contributions or achievements, including Benjamin Franklin, Henry Ford, Albert Einstein, and Orville Wright. Each subject is depicted with a gold-colored bust inside an oval set above a brief biography. A bright-colored (or in some cases, white) center section frames the biography and is outlined by gold-colored borders on the card, which measures 2-1/2 by 4-11/16 inches. The reverse of each card is blank. 1) Five Complete Sets (44 cards each for a total of 220 cards): Condition is Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt) with technical downgrades for centering or light handling wear against the delicate gold borders. 2) One Partial Set (24 different plus 36 duplicates): Overall Ex to Ex-Mt with a few better. 3) Wax-Pack Display Box: Empty display box in Ex-Mt condition with light shelf wear visible. 4) Five-Cent Wrappers (9): Nine wrappers, each picturing Mount Rushmore along with the set name, in overall Ex to Nr/Mt condition with normal fold lines visible. This is an extremely sharp-looking collection of cards and companion pieces from this condition-sensitive mid-1960s historical nonsport issue. Total: 290 items (280 cards plus one display box and nine wrappers). Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,777.50
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