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1957 Topps Uncut Sheet with #95 Mickey Mantle

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,880.00

1957 Topps baseball uncut sheet with eight different second series cards including the key card to the set; #95 Mickey Mantle. This is a final production sheet with fully printed backs. The cards appearing on this sheet are #95 Mantle, 96, 99, 113, 124, 125 Kaline, 162, and 163. This eight-card sheet is technically defined as a partial sheet, as 1957 Topps were printed in 132-card production sheets. This partial sheet originates from the very well known find of 1957 Topps sheets discovered years ago, most of which were heavily damaged. Some full sheets and many partial sheets in various conditions were salvageable. This panel was almost certainly cut from a heavily damaged sheet. The front has a Near Mint appearance, with a few minor faults upon very close inspection. The key card #95 Mickey Mantle has some tiny surface abrasions, giving the appearance of light snow, primarily in the background surrounding Mantle’s image. There is a tiny edge tear in the extra-large margin directly to the right of the lower right corner of Mantle's card. The reverse is problem-free. Despite minor imperfections, this sheet has a tremendous display value and an overall Near Mint appearance. This is a rare 1957 Topps uncut panel from an historic sheet find, highlighted by the key Hall of Famer in the set. It is also a rarely offered, relatively affordable, yet still ideal for display, alternative to a problem-free full sheet. The sheet measures 10.75 x 7 inches. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,880.00

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