1966 Topps Uncut Double Proof Sheet (264 Cards) Including Jim Palmer Rookie

Sold For: $1,320

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1385

Item Year: 1966

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Extremely rare 1966 Topps uncut double proof sheet with 264 cards from the second and third series, featuring many stars and Hall of Famers. The sheet is especially unusual in that it is blank backed but in all other respects is identical to a final production sheet. Highlights include Alston, Banks, Brock, Cepeda, Colavito, Ford, Killebrew, Morgan, Palmer rookie, and Torre. Because this is a "double sheet," each card, including the stars, appears on the sheet three times, as these sheets are each the equivalent of two 132-card sheets. This 264-card "Jumbo" sheet measure 43 x 57 inches. Because of the large size, it is susceptible to minor imperfections. The sheet has various minor condition flaws such as creases, edge wear, and several edge tears including a clean horizontal tear that extends in from the right border which affects five cards including Banks. This sheet is very bright, clean, and extremely impressive, and could easily be cut down into two standard 132-card sheets. Assigning an overall grade to uncut sheets, especially one of this impressive size, can be extremely difficult. Many of the interior cards on this sheet would grade Nr/Mt. As outlined above, the various condition flaws, mostly relegated to the edges, corners, or outside cards, would cause the sheet to grade more modestly overall. It remains a very impressive and outstanding uncut sheet worthy of any advanced collection. The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be a shipping charge for this lot (which will vary depending upon where it is being shipped). The shipping charge will be billed separately from the auction invoice. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.


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