1962 Topps "Football Bucks" PSA-Graded Collection (14) Including Tarkenton and Unitas

Sold For: $360

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2165

Item Year: 1962

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

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Collection of fourteen "Football Bucks" issued by Topps in 1962, all graded and encapsulated by PSA. "Football Bucks" were inserted in packs of 1962 Topps football cards. This extremely unusual set features player portraits on dollar bills measuring approximately 4-1/8 x 1-3/4 inches. A short piece of biographical information is printed to the left of the image, and the player's home stadium is printed to the right. On the reverse are the team and league logos. This is an exceptional high-grade collection highlighted by nine Hall of Famers including Johnny Unitas and Fran Tarkenton. PSA Grading Composite: NM-MT 8 (4 cards): #9, 22 Mitchell, 43 Marchetti, and 45 Jurgenson. NM 7 (6 cards): #22 Mitchell, 23, 24 Unitas, 25 Berry, 37, and 45 Jurgenson. EX-MT 6 (2 cards): #27 Moore and 33 Tarkenton. EX 5 (1 card): #34. VG-EX 4 (1 card): #16. "Football Bucks" are quite scarce. This is a very attractive collection of this unusual football issue. Total: 14 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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