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Lot # 1657 (of 1727)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1968 Topps Test Land of the Giants Back-of-Card Cartoon Artworks (4)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $588

Collection of four Topps original artworks used in the production of cards #1, 2, 3, and 4 from the 1968 Topps Land of the Giants test series. These are the actual cartoon artworks which appear on the first four cards in the set of this extremely rare Topps test card series (in full color when published). The four original ink artworks (8-1/8 x 5-1/4 inches) are on thin board stock. The card number has been added by Topps in ink in the margin area of each artwork (three of the artworks have the card number in pencil a second time). These are arguably the premier artworks from this set, as the first four cards define and set the stage for the story to follow, and capture the spirit of the entire set. It is not an accident that these artwork are for key cards in the set. The consignor of this artwork (and a number of others which appear in this auction) had interest in original card artwork for his personal collection only if it was the very best of the series. Many years ago he purchased the artwork to the entire Land of the Giants set, all of which have long been sold, except these four key pieces which he kept for his personal collection to represent the set. All are in Excellent to Mint condition and each is accompanied by an example of the issued card (also in Ex-Mt condition). Total 8 items (4 artworks and 4 cards). Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.


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