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1967 Topps #45 Roger Maris - Yankees Blank-Back Proof
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,440
Legendary 1967 Topps proof-card rarity featuring #45 Roger Maris with the Yankees as opposed to the Cardinals. This has always been one of our favorite 1960s Topps cards! Maris was traded from the Yankees to the Cardinals prior to the 1967 season, but not before Topps had printed proof cards featuring him with the Yankees. A small quantity of these blank-backed proof cards were cut from sheets by the legendary Topps art director and hobby pioneer Woody Gelman for the benefit of collectors. In the early 1970s, Bruce Yeko's Card Collectors Company had a very small supply (probably a couple dozen or fewer, all of which were almost certainly acquired from Woody Gelman) that he offered for what would have been a king's ransom for a 1967 Topps card at the time: $1 each. For some reason virtually all 1967 Topps Maris-with-Yankees proof cards are very poorly centered. This example, however, is among the best-centered examples we have ever seen. Bright and crisp, both front and back, with brilliant colors and light wear to the four corners. The blank reverse is clean, with only a faint crease in the upper right (visible only from the back) and a small area of paper loss in the center. Encapsulated as "Authentic" by PSA. SOLD FOR $1,440
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