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Lot # 839 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1982 Fleer Uncut Progressive Proof Sheet Collection (10 Sheets, 660 Total Cards)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,185

Complete progressive proof portfolio of ten uncut 66-cards sheets from the 1982 Fleer baseball series. This is the actual production portfolio used by the Fleer art department in October 1981 (as printed on the front cover) to finalize designs and check colors for its 660-card set. Fleer artists have made numerous notations in the margins of the top sheet (which represents the final color process), including changing certain colors and selecting six poses to be replaced by new player images. Included in the portfolio of ten sheets (which are attached along the top border by heavy-duty staples) are sheets representing each color-process printing stage, including individual blue, magenta, and yellow stages, various combinations of color processes, and a final process with black ink applied. Each sheet is blank-backed and arranged in six rows of eleven cards. Interestingly, Fleer organized the sheets by team, so the offered portfolio features only players from the Angels, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Pirates, and Red Sox. Accompanied by a matching 66-card final production sheet (complete with printed backs) which clearly illustrates the color and pose changes made throughout the process. Outstanding Near Mint condition with tremendous display value. This is a fascinating and unique portfolio which offers great insight into the production process and would be a significant addition to any Fleer, uncut-sheet, or card-production collection. Total: 2 items (portfolio containing 10 uncut proof sheets plus one uncut final production sheet). Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,185

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