1964 Topps "Outer Limits" Set Collection (272 cards)

Sold For: $2,233

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 962

Item Year: 1964

Category: The Sy Berger Collection

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Collection of four 1964 Topps Outer Limits sets (two complete and two near-complete) plus 83 duplicates. Set 1: Complete Set (50 cards): 90% grade Ex-Mt or better, 10% Ex. Set 2: Complete Set (50 cards): 85% grade Ex-Mt or better, 15% Ex. Set 3: Near-complete (49 of 50 cards in the set): Missing just card #21 for completion. 75% grade Ex-Mt, 25% Ex. Set 4: Near-complete (40 of 50 cards in the set): Missing the following ten cards for completion: #1, 7, 14, 21, 29, 36, 42, 45, 47, and 49. 60% grade Ex-Mt, 40% Ex. Extra Assorted Cards (83): 50% of the eighty-three duplicates grade Ex-Mt, 50% range from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex). "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture..." Those immortal words began the intimidating narration at the beginning of each episode of one of TV's most creative and exciting science fiction shows. Mayhem soon followed, usually involving hideous monsters that threatened all that we hold dear. It was only natural that The Outer Limits should be honored with its own bubble-gum card set. This popular nonsport set issued by Topps (and credited to Topps trade name "Bubbles, Inc" on reverse of each card) is based on the classic sci-fi television series. This is a particularly high-grade (as well as large in number) collection for this issue, which is so sensitive to corner and edge chipping due to the black borders of the card design. The Outer Limits set naturally has broad appeal to both card and science fiction collectors. This is a tremendous group of one of the most popular nonsport sets of the 1960s. From the Sy Berger Collection. Total 272 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500.

SOLD FOR $2,233

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