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1957 F162 Swift Meats Complete Set (18)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $948.00
Complete set of all eighteen cards issued in 1957 by Swift Meats. Available direct from Swift Meats only by mail, the set is presented in three uncut perforated sheets of six cards each as originally issued (two cards - #15 Jensen and 18 Colavito - are present but have separated from their sheet). Cards from this unique and very colorful set were meant to be punched out and assembled to create 3-D figures of the players. This set presents as overall Ex to Ex-Mt, but close inspection reveals varying degrees of light wrinkling or creasing affecting most cards and rendering the set technically Vg to Vg-Ex. These flaws are mostly confined to the joints or corners of the sheets, but twelve cards display light wrinkling through the punch-out pieces. Keys: Hank Aaron (Vg-Ex, creasing in the perimeter not affecting the pieces), Nellie Fox (Ex-Mt), Frank Robinson (Gd), Richie Ashburn (Vg), and Rocky Colavito (Vg-Ex). Also included is the paper game board which was produced to accompany the set and which allows for a game to be played with the figures. The board is in Excellent condition. Also accompanying the set is the original Swift Meats envelope in which the set was originally packaged. The envelope has advertising for "Swift Major League Baseball Game." The envelope is in Good condition. The cards are bright and crisp and present well, given their delicate nature. This is a very attractive complete set of this unique 1950s regional issue in its original and ideal form. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $948.00
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