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Lot # 672 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1963 Topps Baseball File Binder from the 1989 Topps/Guernsey's Auction (193 cards)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $711.00

Presented is a three-ring binder housing 193 1963 Topps baseball cards from the files of the Topps Company, preserved and displayed in a very unique manner. This particular binder was originally designed to house two examples of each card from #265 to 361. Included are such highlights as Willie Mays, Ed Mathews, Yogi Berra, Bill Mazeroski, Warren Spahn, Don Drysdale, and Brooks Robinson. 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 (some have been reinforced with clear tape along the edges). Four cards have become dislodged from the pages and are included loose. The cards are pack-fresh, right off the printing press, and (aside from being mounted) grade Nr/Mt overall. A few from the latter part of the series show minor warping which is not distracting and is mentioned only for the sake of accuracy. 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: 193 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

SOLD FOR $711.00

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