1959 Fleer "The Three Stooges" Complete PSA-Graded Set (96)

Sold For: $3,300

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2514

Item Year: 1959

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Extraordinary high-grade complete set of this extremely popular and classic nonsport issue: 1959 Fleer "The Three Stooges." The entire set of ninety-six cards has been graded and encapsulated by PSA. PSA Grading Composite: NM-MT 8 (33 cards): #7, 11, 13, 14, 17, 22, 23, 26, 30, 32, 36, 40, 46, 49, 51, 55, 56, 58, 61, 62, 70, 71, 72, 85, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, and 95. NM+ 7.5 (5 cards): #34, 41, 47, 54, and 57. NM 7 (25 cards): #2 Moe, 3 Larry, 8, 27, 29, 31, 33, 43, 44, 45, 48, 60, 63, 65, 66, 68, 69, 73, 74, 75, 77, 78, 84, 86, and 96. EX-MT+ 6.5 (4 cards): #1 Curly, 10, 50, and 79. EX-MT 6 (29 cards): #4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 35, 37, 38, 39, 42, 52, 53, 59, 64, 67, 76, 80, 81, 82, and 83. 1959 Fleer "Three Stooges" are one of the most popular sets in the entire world of nonsport card collecting. When this color set was issued in 1959, the Stooges' movie shorts were being introduced for the first time to a new generation of youngsters on television, and the response was as positive and enthusiastic then as when the trio first attained stardom in the 1930s. Their newfound popularity revitalized their careers, giving the Stooges a second chance to entertain millions with feature-length movies, personal appearances, and many other projects. Their shorts, which were originally produced to be shown as a bonus with feature films at movie theaters, are still shown on television today, ensuring a legion of new fans in each new generation, and promoting The Stooges' status as American icons of comedy. This card set was issued as their popularity and careers were revitalized in the television era, and has been increasingly appreciated as one of nonsport card collecting's great classics. This is an extraordinary high-grade complete set of this extremely popular 1950s nonsport issue. The total SMR value for the assigned grades is $4,650. Total: 96 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+.


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