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1967 Topps Wacky Packages Die-Cut #32 "Ratz Crackers"

Starting Bid - $800, Sold For - $6,000

Graded NM 7 (ST) by PSA. Extremely high-grade example of this nonsport rarity! "Ratz Crackers" 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 strong corners. Near-perfect centering. Crisp and clean reverse, with what appears to be light excess print around the edges, and what may be responsible for the qualifier. This is an extraordinary example of this legendary key rarity from one the 1960s' most popular and historically significant nonsport-card sets.  Reserve $800. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $6,000

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