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Lot # 734 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1953 Topps Original Card Artwork #246 Roy Face - Rookie Card - Ex-Sy Berger Collection!

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,259

Presented is the actual original painting of Roy Face of the Pittsburgh Pirates used to produce high-number card #246 in the 1953 Topps series. Originally from the collection of the legendary Sy Berger, this artwork was one of the magnificent gems from the landmark auction of 117 original 1953 Topps paintings personally consigned to REA in 2010 by "The Father of the Bubble Gum Card." Interestingly, since that historic auction, only two other 1953 Topps paintings from the Sy Berger collection has resurfaced in the marketplace. We know they're out there, but apparently collectors are keeping them! This magnificent artwork has been consigned directly from the original purchaser in the 2010 auction. 1953 Topps is one of the most popular sets ever issued, and is the only 1950s set issued by Topps to utilize original paintings. This is a particularly outstanding artwork by any measure and and in addition to being a painting representing a high-number card, it is also Roy Face's rookie card. The artwork measures 3.5 x 5 inches. Standard production-related glue remnants on the front and blank reverse. Excellent to Mint condition. Ex-Sy Berger Personal Collection. Encapsulated "Authentic" by SGC. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,259

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