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1963 Fleer Collection (268 cards) Including 49 Hall of Famers

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $960

Presented is an outstanding collection of 268 cards from the 1963 Fleer set. The 1963 Fleer set has only sixty-six cards, so there are naturally many duplicates. Included are 61 different (out of 66) plus 207 duplicates. This unusually large group, which is highlighted by forty-nine Hall of Famers, originates from a very old-time collection and was very likely assembled directly out of packs and stored carefully for the last fifty years! The 1963 Fleer set is considered by many to be among the most attractive as well as significant issues of the early 1960s. These cards have long been a special favorite of collectors, and with good reason: They are far rarer than Topps issues from the era; they are unusual; they have a great significance to the history of the "bubblegum-card wars"; they are relatively few in number; and they include so many great stars from the golden era of the early 1960s. 1963 Fleer are never going out of style with advanced collectors. This is one of the premier sets of the 1960s. The offered collection is extremely bright and clean throughout, but almost all of the cards display centering issues or some degree of miscut on one or more edges, with either an angled top and/or bottom border or part of the next card showing at top or bottom. The 1963 Fleer set is notorious for such severe centering issues, which makes the assembly of high-grade sets especially difficult. Almost all of the cards in this collection would grade Ex to Nr/Mt without respect to these issues. Keys: Three #4 B. Robinson, six 5 Mays, six 8 Yastrzemski, five 32 Santo, seven 41 Drysdale, four 42 Koufax, five 43 Wills, two 45 Spahn, five 56 Clemente, five 59 Mazeroski, two 61 Gibson, and four 64 Cepeda. While these cards may not receive ultra high grades if submitted for professional grading, they do offer a relatively affordable opportunity to acquire very presentable examples of these popular cards, including numerous key cards and Hall of Famers. Total: 268 cards.  Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $960

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