Original Artwork for 1970 Topps Story Booklet #10 - Reggie Jackson

Sold For: $600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1423

Item Year: 1970

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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In 1970, Topps produced a series of twenty-four tiny "Story Booklets" that were inserted in each of its regular card packs (one booklet per pack). Each booklet provided a brief six-page illustrated biography of a different major league star, including Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, and Pete Rose. Offered here is the original artwork to book No. 10 in the series: The Reggie Jackson Story. The artwork for the booklet, rendered in ink, is presented on three separate sheets (9.5 x 7 inches), with each sheet consisting of two pages from the booklet. The artwork includes the text and page numbers. No artist credit is listed. Two of the panels on pages three and seven reflect a text change, with the original text neatly sliced out and replaced by new applied words. In Excellent to Mint condition. Total dimensions: 18 x 28.5 inches. Included with the artwork is an example of the issued 1970 Topps “Story Booklet” of Jackson, on which this work appears. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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