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1961 to 1963 Post Cereal Complete and Near-Complete Set Collection (3 sets, 598 cards)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,400
Addendum: The 1963 Post Cereal set is missing two cards, #128 and 187.
Outstanding collection of three complete or near-complete sets of Post Cereal, the popular 1960s package-design cards, comprised of complete sets of 1961 and 1962, and a near-complete set consisting of 198/200 cards from 1963. The Post Cereal sets are among the great classics of the 1960s. These sets are loaded with all the stars and Hall of Famers of the day. Each set contains 200 cards. Also included are twenty-eight duplicates. All the grades in the following condition composite are without respect to the neatness of the cut, as several of the cards are cut inside of the borders and would only qualify for "Authentic" if submitted for professional grading (this pertains less to the "company" cards, which are perforated and generally present neater, although some of these cards have also been cut). This collection of three complete sets is in outstanding condition, far better than normally encountered with Post Cereal cards.
This collection consists of the following: 1) 1961 Post Cereal Complete Set (200 cards): 85% Vg-Ex to Ex and 15% Vg. Complete set is comprised of both "company cards," which were perforated cards available on sheets directly from Post via mail, and "box cards," which were available on the actual cereal boxes (on the back of the box) and were intended to be hand-cut. Also included are 14 duplicates. Keys: #1 Berra (company, Vg), 4 Mantle (company, Ex+), 7 Maris (company, Ex), 10 McDougald (box, Ex), 22 Wynn (box, Ex), 23 Shaw (box, Gd), 35 Kaline (company, Vg-Ex+), 55 Sullivan (box, Ex), 57 Kuenn (company, Ex), 70 Woodling (company, Vg-Ex+), 73 Estrada (company, Ex), 75 B. Robinson (box, Ex), 92 Killebrew (company, Vg), 93 J. Lemon (company, Ex), 94 Stobbs (company, Ex), 101 Spahn (company, Vg-Ex), 106 Mathews (company, Vg-Ex), 107 Aaron (box, Vg-Ex+), 132 Clemente (box, Ex), 135 Virdon (box, Gd/Vg), 145 Mays (box, Vg-Ex), 147 McCovey (box, Ex), 163 Roach (box, Vg), 164 Wills (company, Vg-Ex+), 167 Snider (box, Vg-Ex), 182 F. Robinson (box, Vg), 183 McMillan (box, Vg), 191 Banks (Vg), and 193 Thomas (box, Vg-Ex). 2) 1962 Post Cereal Complete Set (200 cards): 84% Ex to Ex-Mt and 16% Vg-Ex (including 3% Vg). Keys: #5a Mantle (box, Ex), 6a Maris (box, paper loss on reverse, otherwise Vg-Ex), 7 Berra (Vg+), 26 Bunning (Ex), 55 Wynn (Ex+), 61 Yastrzemski (Ex-Mt), 69 Keough (Ex-Mt), 83 Allison (Vg-Ex), 85 Killebrew (Vg-Ex+), 92 Siebern (Ex), 101 Hodges (Ex+), 109 Koufax (red lines, Vg-Ex+), 113 Larker (Vg), 116 Coleman (Vg-Ex), 122 Robinson (Vg-Ex), 127 Lynch (Vg-Ex), 131 McCovey (Vg-Ex), 140 Marichal (Ex-Mt), 142 Mays (Vg-Ex+), 149 Aaron (Ex), 158 White (Ex+), and 173 Clemente (red lines, Vg-Ex+). 3) 1963 Post Cereal Near-Complete Set (198 cards): Missing #128 and 187 for completion. 85% Ex to Ex-Mt and 15% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lesser). Complete set is comprised of 184 Post Cereal cards and 16 Jello cards. Also included are 14 Jello duplicates. Keys: #15 Mantle (Jello, Vg-Ex), 16 Maris (Jello, Ex), 39 Robinson (Jello, Ex), 53 Bunning (Ex), 61 Adair (Ex), 80 Yastrzemski (Jello, Ex), 86 Lumpe (Jello, Ex), 87 Jimenez (Jello, Ex), 106 Mays (Ex), 108 Haller (Ex-Mt), 119 Davis (Jello, Gd), 131 Robinson (Vg+), 143 Clemente (Ex), 152 Aaron (Ex), 162 Flood (Fr), 166 Gibson (Ex), 172 B. Williams (Ex), and 196 Thomas (Jello, Vg).
From an old-time collection! This is an extremely attractive collection of cards from these classic early 1960s food issues, which in our opinion are underrated and, compared to most others sets of the era, are very difficult to find in set form (which is not surprising in light of how these cards were issued). Total: 626 cards (3 sets totaling 598 cards, plus 28 duplicates). SOLD FOR $2,400
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