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1976 Hostess Complete Panel Set (50 panels, 150 cards): #1 PSA Registry!
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $593
Complete set of 1976 Hostess in panel form, entirely graded and encapsulated by PSA. This set currently ranks as the #1 All-Time Finest on the PSA Set Registry with a GPA of 5.42. In 1975 Hostess issued its first landmark set of 150 cards on the bottom of boxes of Hostess snack-cake products, with one three-card panel appearing on the bottom of each box. The set was sensationally successful, and collectors all over the country were seen stocking up on Hostess products. The offered set is the second of five annual releases. A complete set in panel form, as presented here, features all 150 player cards on fifty different panels. PSA condition report: Two panels NM-MT 8: #67-69 and 130-132. Seven panels NM 7: #16-18 Munson, 34-36 Seaver/B. Robinson, 100-102, 103-105 Fingers, 133-135, 136-138 Eckersley/Jenkins, and 142-144. One panel EX-MT+ 6.5: #145-147 Jackson. Seventeen panels EX-MT 6: #7-9 Brock, 19-21, 25-27, 31-33 Carew, 40-42, 46-48, 49-51 Stargell, 61-63 Carter, 73-75, 76-78 Gossage, 79-81 Ryan, 94-96 Aaron, 97-99, 112-114 Brett, 124-126 McCovey, 127-129 Rice, and 139-141 Hunter. Fourteen panels EX 5: #1-3 Morgan/Niekro, 4-6 Perry, 10-12 Oliva/Yount, 13-15, 22-24 Bench, 28-30, 37-39, 43-45, 70-72, 82-84 Winfield/Schmidt, 85-87, 88-90, 91-93, and 118-120. Five panels VG-EX 4: #58-60, 64-66 Fisk/Rose, 106-108, 115-117, and 121-123. One panel VG 3: #52-54. One panel GOOD 2: #109-111. Two panels Authentic: #55-57 Palmer and 148-150 Yastrzemski. Condition note: Two of the panels have been graded "Authentic" by PSA. Hostess panels were intended to be cut by hand from the back of boxes. Panels on which the black dotted line has been disturbed at any place are automatically assigned an "Authentic" label by PSA, as opposed to a numerical grade. These panels are otherwise in Ex condition. This is a remarkably clean and impressive high-grade set of these unusual, scarce, and underrated Hostess package-design cards. Total: 50 Hostess panels (three cards per panel for a total of 150 cards) representing a complete uncut three-card panel set. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $593
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