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1961 Chemstrand Iron-On Patches Willie Mays PSA-Graded Collection (9)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $300

Presented is an extremely attractive collection of nine Chemstrand Iron-On Patches, each depicting Willie Mays, one of the key stars in the set. Each has been professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. While not technically "cards," Chemstrand patches have always been appreciated and collected exactly as cards. Issued with boys' shirts in 1961, the patches were packaged inside cello wrappers with paper backings outlining instructions for affixing the player image onto the shirt. The thin-stock patches are noted for their condition sensitivity and tendency to wrinkle, which likely accounts for the relatively modest assigned grades on the offered patches despite their far superior appearance. The nine Chemstrand patches are graded by PSA as follows: two EX 5, five VG-EX 4, and two VG 3. This is a crisp and clean group of 1961 Chemstrand Iron-On Patches, all featuring Hall of Famer Willie Mays, from this unusual and desirable early 1960s issue. Total: 9 patches. SOLD FOR $300

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