1955 Topps "Rails and Sails" Complete Set (200) Plus Wrapper and Doeskin Variations (28)

Sold For: $1,080

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2507

Item Year: 1955

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Presented is a complete set of 200 cards from the 1955 Topps "Rails and Sails" series plus twenty-eight Doeskin variations for cards #81-130. Also included is an original wax wrapper. The gorgeous color and amazing detail on each card make this set stand out as one of the most highly regarded and beautiful nonsport card sets ever produced. The 200-card 1955 Topps" Rails and Sails" set features 130 railroad locomotives and cars and seventy types of sailing vessels, with an astounding commitment to detail and historical accuracy. The condition of the set is 17% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 74% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 9% slightly lesser. The original wax wrapper grades modestly due to repaired holes in the wrapper. The twenty-eight Doeskin variations grade as follows: #81 (Ex), 82 (Vg-Ex), 83 (Ex-Mt), 84 (Ex), 86 (Ex-Mt), 87 (Ex), 90 (Ex-Mt), 92 (Vg-Ex), 93 (Ex), 94 (Vg-Ex+), 96 (Vg), 97 (Ex+), 98 (Vg-Ex), 99 (Ex+), 100 (Ex+), 101 (Vg), 104 (Vg-Ex+), 109 (Ex+), 113 ( Ex), 114 (Ex), 117 (Ex), 120 (Ex), 121 (Ex+), 123 (Nr/Mt), 126 (Ex), 127 (Vg-Ex), 129 (Ex), and 130 (Vg-Ex). This is a very attractive complete set, accompanied by an original wrapper and twenty-eight variations, of this classic 1950s Topps nonsport issue. Total: 228 cards and one wrapper. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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