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1959 Home Run Derby Complete Set (20)
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $6,517.50
Rare twenty-card complete set of 1959 Home Run Derby cards highlighted by nine Hall of Famers, including Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays. This set was issued to promote the popular Home Run Derby television series, which was broadcast weekly and pitted power hitters against each other in a made-for-television home run hitting contest. Each of the players featured on these black-and-white cards, which measure 3.25 by 5.25 inches, was a contestant in at least one of the televised contests. Complete sets of these cards are very rarely offered, and examples are highly desirable among player and set collectors alike. The Home Run Derby card set is comprised primarily of stars, featuring all of the great home-run sluggers of the era including, Aaron, Banks, Hodges, Kaline, Killebrew, Mantle, Mathews, Mays, F. Robinson, and Duke Snider. This is a very presentable set that is technically in overall Vg-Ex condition due to a small, faint crease present in the center of each card (likely as a result of a production flaw or improper storage at some point in time). Otherwise, all cards present in Ex to Nr/Mt condition with the exception of Willie Mays which is in lesser condition due to damage to the reverse. Each example displays a crisp, well-centered image with a clean, blank reverse. This a tremendous opportunity to add this very scare set with numerous highlights to any advanced collection. Total: 20 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $6,517.50
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