1971 Topps Football Uncut Sheet (132 cards)

Sold For: $1,320

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1907

Item Year: 1971

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Original 1971 Topps football uncut final production sheet consisting of 132 cards with fully printed reverses. The sheet is arranged in twelve rows of eleven cards. The twenty-two Hall of Famers featured on the sheet are Alworth, B. Bell, Blanda, Buchanan, Butkus, Csonka, Hanburger, Houston RC, J. Johnson, Jurgensen, Lanier RC, F. Little, Maynard, Olsen, Page, M. Renfro, Stenerud, Tarkenton, C. Taylor, Unitas, L. Wilson, and W. Wood. Additional key cards included are Brodie, Karras, Schottenheimer RC, and B. Smith. Grading of sheets has always posed a problem as we naturally tend to grade a sheet as if it were a "big card" when really a grade does not capture the condition or visual appeal of a sheet (all the more so as sheets tend to be large). That is certainly the case here. Technically, the sheet is in Good condition due to creases affecting the interior cards, a few edge nicks, and light staining in some spots as well as a two small pieces missing on the upper left edge. If framed and hung on a wall, many of these flaws would be mitigated and it would project an outstanding overall Excellent appearance! The sheet measures approximately 28-1/2 x 43 inches. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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