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Lot # 605 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1966 Topps Baseball File Binder from the 1989 Topps/Guernsey's Auction (173 cards)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $600

Presented is a three-ring binder housing 173 1966 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 351. Included are such highlights as Don Sutton RC, Ron Santo, Bob Gibson, Roberto Clemente (back copy only), and Frank Robinson (back copy only). 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 by 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 (a few have been reinforced with clear tape along the edges). The cards are pack-fresh, right off the printing press, and (aside from being mounted) grade Nr/Mt overall. A few cards 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: 173 cards. SOLD FOR $600

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