1963 Fleer Complete SGC-Graded Set Including Checklist (67)

Sold For: $2,400

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1398

Item Year: 1963

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is a high-grade complete set of all sixty-seven cards (#1 thru 66 plus the unnumbered checklist card) from the 1963 Fleer series, considered by many to be among the most attractive as well as significant issues of the early 1960s. These cards have long been a special favorite of collectors, and with good reason: They are far rarer than Topps issues from the era; they are unusual; they have a great significance to the history of the "bubble-gum card wars"; it is a relatively small set; and the set includes so many great stars from the golden era of the early 1960s. The fact that this set is very challenging to collect in high grade, and has a rare checklist card which is extremely difficult to find in high grade, gives this set a mystique and even greater appeal to serious collectors. 1963 Fleer are never going out of style with advanced collectors. This is one of the premier sets of the 1960s. Each card has been graded and encapsulated by SGC. The set consists of one MINT 96, ten NM/MT+ 92s, thirteen NM/MT 88s, two NM+ 86s, nineteen NM 84s, three EX/MT+ 82s, ten EX/NM 80s, one EX+ 70, six EX 60s, one VG/EX 50, and one Authentic. Assembling a set of this extraordinary quality is no small feat, especially when considering that centering problems are so very common with this issue. SGC Grading Composite: MINT 96 (1 card): #37. NM/MT+ 92 (10 cards): #2, 4 B. Robinson (HOF), 11, 12, 24, 33, 44, 48, 62, and 64 Cepeda (HOF). NM/MT 88 (13 cards): #3, 9, 10, 16, 19, 22, 31, 35, 38, 50, 51, 54, and 61 Gibson (HOF). NM+ 86 (2 cards): #39 and 42 Koufax (HOF). NM 84 (19 cards): #1, 6, 7, 17, 18, 21, 26, 27, 30, 32 Santo (HOF), 36, 40, 45 Spahn (HOF), 53, 55, 58, 59 Mazeroski (HOF), 60, and 65. EX/MT+ 82 (3 cards): #49, 52, and 56 Clemente (HOF). EX/NM 80 (10 cards): #8 Yastrzemski (HOF), 13, 14, 23, 25, 41 Drysdale (HOF), 43 Wills RC, 46 Adcock SP, 47, and 66. EX+ 70 (1 card): #29. EX 60 (6 cards): #5 Mays (HOF), 15, 20, 34, 57, and 63. VG/EX 50 (1 card): #28. Authentic (1 card): Checklist (appears to have a slight trim). This is a simply stunning high-grade set of this popular issue. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grades (excluding the Authentic checklist card and the one VG/EX) is $1,980 (factoring the half-grades at the lower whole-grade level). Total: 67 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.


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