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Lot # 1724 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Two 1964 Topps "Beatles - Color" Unopened Rack Packs

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $823

The impact of the Beatles in the early 1960s spanned the globe and sparked the creation of this bubble-gum card set issued in 1964 by Topps. This was one of several Topps card issues devoted to this popular band. Each card features a color image of the band members. Presented are two rare and pristine unopened rack packs, each containing three cello packs. These rack packs are gems! They are virtually perfect, looking exactly as they did when they were sold in 1964. Only upon very close inspection one can even locate the minor imperfections typical of rack packs: One rack pack has a tear on the corner, while the other has a tear across the top (this is very difficult to see or even locate and is only on the outer cello packing that is exposed to handling, not even affecting the interior cello packs, let alone the overall appearance of each rack pack). The cardboard advertising hangers at the top (featuring portrait images of the Beatles and pricing information) are in Nr/Mt to Mt condition. The rack-pack packaging provided kids with the opportunity to purchase three ten-cent cello packs for just twenty-nine cents. Frankly, this just doesn't sound like all that big a discount, even in 1964 dollars, but that's what the the cardboard hanger says! The cards inside have literally never been touched and are naturally in essentially perfect condition. There are no guarantees with reference to grading unopened material, but it would be hard to imagine that these packs do not include PSA 9s and PSA 10s. These are the first 1964 Topps "Beatles - Color" rack packs we have ever seen or offered. Total: 2 rack packs. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $823

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