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1961 Nu-Card Football Complete Set (80): #5 PSA Set Registry (9.39 GPA) Including 44 PSA GEM MINT 10s!

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,320

Offered is an extraordinary high-grade complete set of 1961 Nu-Card Football cards, with an astounding forty-four cards graded GEM MINT 10 by PSA, thirty-three cards graded MINT 9, and three cards graded NM-MT 8. There are quite a few surviving high-grade examples of cards from this set due to a big find of unopened cases decades ago, but even so, complete sets are rarely assembled in such perfect condition! This set ranks as #5 on the PSA Set Registry with an extremely impressive overall GPA of 9.39. Issued in 1961 by Nu-Card, this colorful football-card set features many of the most talented college football stars of the day from across the country. Legal issues resulted in Nu-Card producing some of the most unusual card sets of the early 1960s. It is likely that Nu-Card issued football cards of college stars because Topps had the rights to the professional football players, forcing Nu-Card to find imaginative ways to gain a foothold in the trading-card market. Similar problems had to be dealt with in its efforts to issue baseball cards. PSA Grading Composite: GEM MINT 10 (44 cards): #102, 104, 106, 107, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 121, 123, 126, 128, 130, 132, 133, 135, 136, 138, 139, 140, 141, 144, 145, 146, 149, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 162, 171, 173, 175, 177, 178, 179, and 180. MINT 9 (33 cards): #103, 105, 108, 109, 113, 116, 118, 119, 120, 122, 124, 125, 127, 129, 131, 134, 137, 142, 143 Davis, 147, 148, 150, 161, 163, 164, 165, 166 Gabriel, 167, 168, 169, 170, 172, and 176. NM-MT 8 (3 cards): #101, 117, and 174. Every card in this set has flawless colors, sharp corners, and superb eye-appeal. This is a crisp, fresh, ultra high-grade and essentially perfect MINT to GEM MINT complete set of one of the most overlooked of all football issues. Total: 80 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $1,320


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