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1967 Topps Wacky Packages Die-Cut #38 "Cracked Animals"
Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,680
Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. "Cracked Animals" is universally recognized as one of the key rarities of the 1967 Wacky Packages Die-Cut series, and of all Topps nonsport issues. Its great rarity has a fascinating explanation and story. When Topps first issued Wacky Packs, it knew it was on firm ground legally, but was naturally concerned about the cost of defending itself against potential legal action taken by any company spoofed by the set. When Topps received cease-and-desist letters regarding the "Cracked Animals" and "Ratz Crackers" Wacky Packs, these two designs were immediately pulled from production. Consequently, each was issued for an extremely short period of time, thus resulting in their great rarity. This is an exceptional example of this significant modern rarity. Bright and clean, both front and back, with brilliant colors and four square corners displaying light touches of wear (a bit more in the lower left). Centered slightly to the left. A tiny surface crease on the right edge accounts for the modest assigned grade. The reverse is perfectly crisp and clean. This is an extraordinary example of this legendary key rarity from one the 1960s' most popular and historically significant nonsport-card sets. Reserve $400. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,680
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