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Lot # 669 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1956 Topps Baseball File Binder from the 1989 Topps/Guernsey's Auction (167 cards)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $5,036.25

Presented is a three-ring binder housing 167 1956 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 #181 to 260 and includes such highlights as Billy Martin, Early Wynn, Monte Irvin, George Kell, Bob Feller, Whitey Ford, Larry Doby, New York Yankees Team, Bob Lemon, and Pee Wee Reese. 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 displays six cards (three different cards, displaying the front and back of each card) neatly mounted by means of glue on the reverse. Two cards have become dislodged from the album and are included loose while three cards are still affixed to part of an album page but have been cut from their original full page. Also included is a wrapper example with gum inside. 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: 167 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $5,036.25

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