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1958 Topps Baseball File Binder from the 1989 Topps/Guernsey's Auction (176 cards)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $4,147.50
Presented is a three-ring binder housing 176 1958 Topps baseball cards from the files of the Topps Company, preserved and displayed in a very unique manner. This particular binder originally housed two examples of each card from #199 to 286 and includes such highlights as Warren Spahn, Frank Robinson, Richie Ashburn, Bill Mazeroski, Billy Martin, and New York Yankees Team. These are the actual file-copy cards kept by Topps for its archives. This binder was purchased at the famous 1989 Topps/Guernsey's auction and has not seen the light of day since. It has been consigned to this auction directly from the original purchaser! Each page in the binder was designed to display six cards (three different cards, displaying the front and back of each card) neatly mounted by means of glue on the reverse (some have been reinforced with clear tape along the top edge). Forty-three cards have become dislodged from the binder and are included loose. The cards are pack-fresh, right off the printing press, and (aside from being mounted) grade Nr/Mt overall. These cards naturally have a special historical significance as Topps file cards. In recent years, Topps has offered file cards and pages removed from albums individually (those not sold at the 1989 Topps auction) through The Topps Vault (on eBay) and these cards have sold for significant premiums. The cards could be professionally removed if desired. Total: 176 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $4,147.50
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