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1975 Hostess Complete Panel Set (50 panels, 150 cards): #5 PSA Registry!

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,067

Complete set of 1975 Hostess in panel form, entirely graded and encapsulated by PSA. This set currently ranks as the #5 All-Time Finest on the PSA Set Registry with a GPA of 6.71. In 1975 Hostess issued this landmark set of 150 cards on the bottom of boxes of Hostess snack-cake products, with one three-card panel appearing on the bottom of each box. This was the very first of the Hostess sets. The set was sensationally successful, and collectors all over the country were seen stocking up on Hostess products. (One could not even attend a card convention without seeing Hostess cakes being eaten, for sale, or offered free-of-charge at numerous tables.) A complete set in panel form, as presented here, features all 150 player cards on fifty different panels. PSA condition report: Three panels MINT 9: #46-48 Yastrzemski, 49-51 Garvey, and 136-138 Munson. One panel NM-MT+ 8.5: #73-75 Seaver. Ten panels NM-MT 8: #16-18, 19-21 McCovey/Oliva, 22-24 Brock, 31-33, 37-39 Winfield, 40-42, 52-54 Fingers, 64-66, 76-78, and 139-141. Two panels NM+ 7.5: #67-69 and 133-135 Schmidt/Stargell. Fifteen panels NM 7: #1-3, 4-6 Morgan, 7-9 Sutton, 25-27, 34-36, 43-45, 55-57 Carew, 58-60 Ryan, 70-72, 79-81 Yount, 82-84 Bench/Perry, 103-105, 130-132 Aaron, 142-144 Fisk/B. Robinson, and 145-147. Four panels EX-MT 6: #28-30 Rose, 61-63 Carlton, 112-114, and 127-129 Perez. Eight panels EX 5: #85-87, 88-90 Jackson, 94-96, 100-102, 109-111, 115-117 Jenkins, 121-123, and 148-150 Hunter. Six panels VG-EX 4: #10-12, 13-15, 91-93, 97-99 Niekro, 106-108, and 124-126 Palmer. One panel Authentic: #118-120 Gibson. Condition note: One of the panels has been graded "Authentic" by PSA. Hostess panels were intended to be cut by hand from the back of boxes. Panels on which the black dotted line has been disturbed at any place are automatically assigned an "Authentic" label by PSA, as opposed to a numerical grade. This panel is otherwise in Ex condition. This is an extraordinarily clean, impressive, ultra high-grade set of these unusual, scarce, and underrated Hostess package-design cards. Total: 50 Hostess panels (three cards per panel for a total of 150 cards) representing a complete uncut three-card panel set. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $1,067

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