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1963 to 1977 Topps Baseball Uncut Sheet Collection (8)
Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $2,370
Collection of eight uncut Topps sheets spanning the years 1963 to 1977, highlighted by several very scarce and unusual examples, including 1963 Bazooka All-Time Greats, 1965 Topps Embossed, and 1968 Topps Game cards. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1963 Bazooka All-Time Greats 60-card uncut sheet. Arranged in five rows of twelve cards representing a complete 41-card set plus nineteen double-printed duplicates. This is very likely a partial sheet (though we really don't recall seeing a larger sheet of this issue, we just think it is likely this is not a full sheet). Overall Near Mint condition with light wear visible at the corners. Clean front and back. Ideal for display. Dimensions: 12.75 x 19.75 inches. This is a great-looking sheet! 2) 1965 Topps Embossed 144-card uncut sheet. Arranged in twelve rows of twelve cards, representing two complete 72-card sets, loaded with Hall of Famers and stars. Extremely rare uncut sheet from this issue and the first that we can ever recall seeing (a trimmed down 70-card sheet sold at public auction in 2010). Bright and bold, creating an impressive visual. Areas of creasing and surface wear (apparently from improper storage and moisture damage) affect one half of the sheet front and back, but it could be cut down to a partial 72-card sheet (complete set) which is relatively problem free. Small wrinkles and light surface scratches are present throughout. Dimensions: 26.5 x 43 inches. 3) 1968 Topps Game 99-card uncut sheet. Arranged in nine rows of eleven cards, representing three complete 33-card sets, loaded with Hall of Famers and stars. This is the first full sheet from this issue that we can recall seeing. An impressive visual is created by this uncut sheet, which does have condition issues, including creasing and tearing along the borders, staining affecting seven cards on the right side, and light wrinkling affecting some interior cards. This could be cut down to form smaller, relatively problem-free panels. Dimensions: 28.25 x 32 inches. 4) 1969 Topps Deckle Edge 33-card proof uncut sheet. Arranged in three rows of eleven cards, representing a complete set in "square-bordered" proof form (that is, being on an uncut sheet, of course the cards are not "deckled"). "Sample 2/C Black + Grey" is written in ink in the top margin. Normal light wear along the edges and at the corners, and areas of paper loss affecting three cards (two on the left border and one on the right). The reverse displays discoloration against the bright white background, likely the result of improper storage and exposure through the years. Dimensions: 11 x 28.25 inches. 5) 1971 Topps Super 63-card uncut sheet. Arranged in seven rows of nine cards representing a complete set loaded with Hall of Famers and stars. Final production sheet printed on heavy cardboard stock. Normal wear visible along the edges and at the corners, including light fraying in the bottom left and a crease in the bottom right. Almost entirely crease- or wrinkle-free on the interior cards. Bright colors on front with areas of light discoloration along the border visible on reverse. Ideal for display. Dimensions: 31.5 x 39.75 inches. 6) 1976 Topps 132-card uncut sheet. Arranged in twelve rows of eleven cards, highlighted by eight Hall of Famers, including Hank Aaron and Mike Schmidt, as well as all ten Sporting News All-Time All-Stars, including Babe Ruth. Outstanding presentation with bold colors and original gloss. Normal light wear along the edges and at the corners. Small wrinkles affect some interior cards, but the majority present as Near Mint or better. A heavy crease affects four cards at the bottom of the sheet. Dimensions: 28.25 x 43 inches. 7) 1976 Topps 132-card uncut sheet. Arranged in twelve rows of eleven cards, highlighted by Hall of Famers Carlton Fisk, Rod Carew, and Rollie Fingers, as well as twenty-two triple-printed Traded cards, including Fergie Jenkins. Outstanding presentation with bold colors and original gloss. Normal light wear along the edges and at the corners. Small wrinkles affect some interior cards, but the majority present as Near Mint or better. Dimensions: 28.25 x 43 inches. 8) 1977 Topps Cloth 110-card uncut sheet. Arranged in ten rows of eleven cards, representing two complete 55-card sets loaded with Hall of Famers and stars. Near Mint condition. Bold colors, light wear along the edges and light fraying along the top border. Dimensions: 28.5 by 43 inches. This is an outstanding collection of uncut sheets from several popular Topps issues, including several particularly scarce and unusual examples, which would make exceptional additions to any uncut sheet collection. Total: 8 uncut sheets. Reserve $400. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,370
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