1957 F162 Swift Meats Complete Set (18)

Sold For: $2,644

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 693

Item Year: 1957

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Complete set of all eighteen cards issued in 1957 by Swift Meats in perfect Nr/Mt-Mt condition. Available direct from Swift Meats only by mail, the set is presented in three uncut perforated sheets of six cards each, as originally issued. Cards from this unique and very colorful set were meant to be punched out and assembled to create 3-D figures of the players. Keys: Hank Aaron, Nellie Fox, Frank Robinson, Richie Ashburn, and Rocky Colavito (all perfect Nr/Mt-Mt condition). Also included is the paper game board which was produced to accompany the set and which allows for a game to be played with the figures. The board is in virtually Mint condition. Also accompanying the set is the original Swift Meats envelope in which the set was originally packaged. The envelope has advertising for "Swift Major League Baseball Game." The envelope is in Very Good to Excellent condition. The cards are bright and crisp. This is a virtually flawless complete set of this unique 1950s regional issue in its original and ideal form. Extremely attractive and colorful. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,644

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