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Lot # 668 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1953 Topps Baseball File Binder from the 1989 Topps/Guernsey's Auction (90 cards)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,962.50

Presented is a three-ring binder housing ninety 1953 Topps baseball cards from the files of the Topps Company, preserved and displayed in a very unique manner. This particular binder originally housed two examples of each card from #224 to 280 and includes such highlights as #228 Hal Newhouser, #263 Johnny Podres, and #280 Milt Bolling. These are the actual file-copy cards kept by Topps for its archives. This binder was purchased at the famous 1989 Topps/Guernsey's auction and has not seen the light of day since. It has been consigned to this auction directly from the original purchaser! Each page in the binder was designed to display six cards (three different cards, displaying the front and back of each card) neatly mounted by means of glue on the reverse. Thirteen cards have become dislodged from the album and are included loose. Six cards—either the front or back representation—are missing (#240, 244 Mays-both copies, 254, 258, and 264). The cards are pack-fresh, right off the printing press, and (aside from being mounted) grade Nr/Mt overall. These cards naturally have a special historical significance as Topps file cards. In recent years, Topps has offered file cards and pages removed from albums individually (those not sold at the 1989 Topps auction) through The Topps Vault (on eBay) and these cards have sold for significant premiums. The cards could be professionally removed if desired. Total: 90 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,962.50

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