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Lot # 970 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1973 Topps "1953 Reprints" Complete Set (8)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $823

The 1953 Topps Reprint set produced in 1973 is one of the most mysterious of all Topps test issues. According to the Standard Card Catalog , some sources say that these sets were distributed as table favors at a Topps banquet. Whatever their purpose, and however they were distributed (if at all), just about all of the known examples in the hobby can be traced directly to Topps creative director Woody Gelman, who worked side by side with Sy Berger from the earliest days of Topps. The set is not exactly a reprint set, but it did utilize the original 1953 Topps artworks of the players included. There is no evidence that this set was ever actually issued in packs. The set grades Nr/Mt overall. Total: 8 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $823

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