1970 Transogram Unopened Boxes Complete Set (10) Plus Original Store Display

Sold For: $4,148

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 710

Item Year: 1970

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Extraordinary complete set of ten 1970 Transogram unopened boxes! This is exactly how the Transogram statues appeared when offered in 1970! Three cards appear on the back of each of the ten boxes, for a total of thirty cards, representing the complete set. In addition, the ten unopened boxes are presented here in their original store-display box with display sign. This lot is an amazing sight! In 1970, if you were walking down the store aisle, you would have seen the unopened boxes of Transogram statues presented in the store display exactly as offered in this lot, with the front of each box displaying three sealed Mint condition statues inside (Rose, Mays, Aaron, Clemente, Jackson, etc.) and the reverse featuring three package-design cards (intended to be cut from the box). How these remained untouched to this day is unknown. Apparently one dedicated collector had the foresight to realize what a remarkable collectible these would someday be and he kept the boxes intact and unopened. However it happened and however unlikely, the set and display box have survived and are spectacular! We know because they are are here! These boxes have been carefully guarded from the elements for over forty years! The boxes (8 x 4 x 1-1/4 inches) show only light shelf wear and a few minor creases. In Near Mint condition overall. As noted, the ten-box set is accompanied by the large (17 x 19.5 x 4.25 inches) store-counter display box (which held up to 30 Transogram full boxes) and the colorful (14.75 x 18 inches) advertising display sign (with photos of all the 3-panel player cards which appear on the reverse of the boxes) which could be "slotted" into the back of the display box. This is a tremendous collection that displays magnificently. Total: 10 boxes plus store display box with sign. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $4,148

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