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1960-1963 Topps Nonsport Valentine Parody Card Collection (470 Cards, 3 Unopened Packs, and 2 Display Boxes)
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $829.50
Collection of complete sets, singles, unopened packs, and display boxes from three popular "Valentines" nonsport issues. From the late 1950s through the 1960s, cards with designs spoofing valentines, with the irreverent and humorous sensibility of Mad magazine, were extremely popular on playgrounds throughout the country. Many were illustrated by top artists who also did work for Mad, such as Jack Davis. This collection of 470 nonsport cards, as well as packs, wrappers, and boxes, all relate to the valentine parody genre, and include representation from three different early 1960s issues: 1) Circa 1960s Topps "Valentine Stickers": Two complete sets of forty-four cards each plus duplicates (all Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt with centering issues on many cards), one empty display box (Nr/Mt), one unopened five-cent wax pack (Ex), and two wrappers (Ex-Mt). 2) 1961 Topps "Giant Size Funny Valentines": Complete set of fifty-five cards and near-complete set of fifty-one cards (Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt), 163 duplicates (forty-nine different, Ex to Nr/Mt with a few better and a few lesser), and two five-cent unopened wax packs (both Nr/Mt). 3) 1963 Topps "Valentine Foldees": Complete set of fifty-five cards (Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, averaging Nr/Mt with some lesser due to centering), thirty-seven duplicates (twenty-seven different, Ex to Nr/Mt with a few lesser), one empty display box (Nr/Mt), and five wrappers (four Nr/Mt, one lesser with tears). This is an attractive collection of cards and related items from three classic early 1960s valentine-themed nonsport sets. Total: 470 cards, seven wrappers, three packs, and two display boxes. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $829.50
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