1961 Nu-Card Football PSA-Graded Complete Set (80) Including 13 GEM MINT 10's!

Sold For: $540

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2178

Item Year: 1961

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Offered is an extraordinarily high-grade complete set of 1961 Nu-Card Football cards, with an astounding sixty-six cards graded MINT or GEM MINT by PSA! There are quite a few surviving high-grade examples of cards from this set due to a big find of unopened cases decades ago, but even so, complete sets are rarely assembled in such perfect condition! Issued in 1961 by Nu-Card, this colorful football-card set features many of the most talented college football stars of the day from across the country. Legal issues resulted in Nu-Card producing some of the most unusual card sets of the early 1960s. It is likely that Nu-Card issued football cards of college stars because Topps had the rights to the professional football players, forcing Nu-Card to find imaginative ways to gain a foothold in the trading card market. Similar problems had to be dealt with in its efforts to issue baseball cards. All 80 cards have been encapsulated and graded by PSA. PSA Grading Composite: GEM MINT 10 (13 cards): #110, 115, 132, 133, 135, 136, 139-141, 146, 149, 156, and 162. MINT 9 (53 cards): #102, 104-109, 111-114, 116, 119-121, 123, 124, 126-131, 134, 137, 138, 142, 144, 145, 147, 150-153, 155, 157-160, 163-165, 167-171, 173, and 176-180. NM-MT+ 8.5 (2 cards): #118 and 122. NM-MT 8 (11 cards): #103, 117 Hadl, 125, 143 E. Davis, 148, 154, 161, 166 Gabriel (OC), 172, 174, and 175. NM 7 (1 card): #101 Ferguson. Every card in this set has flawless colors, sharp corners, and superb eye-appeal. This is a crisp, fresh, ultra high-grade complete set of one of the most overlooked of all football issues. Total: 80 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000++.


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