1954 Wilson Franks Complete Set Uncut Sheet

Sold For: $14,100

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 662

Item Year: 1954

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Extraordinary uncut sheet of 1954 Wilson Franks featuring twenty cards, including Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Roy Campanella, Enos Slaughter, Nellie Fox, and Gil Hodges. As tough as this set is to find as a complete set, presented is a complete set in a 20-card uncut sheet, which is perhaps the rarest and most ideal form possible. The Wilson Franks set is highly prized by collectors as one of the most attractive and desirable of all 1950s regional issues. In an era dominated by bubble-gum card sets featuring hundreds of players, the distinctive and beautifully designed Wilson Franks, with only twenty cards, each featuring a package of hot dogs in the background, stands out. This sheet presents all twenty different players in the 1954 Wilson Franks set, and in a condition that is difficult to find as individual cards. Wilson Franks’ cards are almost always found in mid-grade at best, as they were issued one card per package with Wilson Franks. The fact that these cards were never cut and packaged, and the sheet was miraculously preserved, has resulted in this extraordinary presentation of twenty uncut high-grade cards. The sheet has evidence of some light creases (none of which affects the major stars) and some light corner wear. The sheet measures 10-1/2 x 18-5/8 inches. This is a standout sheet of the era and, in our opinion, without question is one of the most spectacular and exciting uncut baseball-card sheets in the entire world of collecting. Overall Excellent condition. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+. SOLD FOR $14,100


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