1950s and 1960s Topps Display Box and Wax Wrapper Collection (5) Plus Four 1961 Topps Stamp Albums

Sold For: $420

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 953

Item Year: 1952

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Outstanding collection of five wax wrappers and display boxes from four popular 1950s and 1960s Topps issues plus four original albums designed to house the 1961 Topps Stamps set. 1) 1952 Topps Five Cent Wax Wrapper: Flattened for display, with brilliant colors and Excellent overall presentation. Normal fold lines and a few tiny tears in the area of the corners. 2) 1955 Topps One Cent Wax Wrapper: Flattened for display, with brilliant colors and superb Near Mint overall presentation. 3-6) 1961 Topps Stamps Albums: Three albums are empty and grade Excellent or better overall. One album houses 94 different stamps, including Mantle, Mays, and Maris, and grades slightly lesser due to fraying and toning of the interior pages. 7) 1962 Topps Five Cent Display Box: Excellent or better overall presentation, with bright colors and only light wear at the corners and joints. 8-9) 1963 Topps Five Cent Display Boxes: Excellent overall presentation, with bright colors, light wear at the corners, and slight separation on the die-cut top panel. This is an extremely attractive collection of Topps display material that would make superb companions to complete sets of the respective issues or additions to any Topps collection. Total: 9 items. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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