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1961 Topps Baseball File Binder from the 1989 Topps/Guernsey's Auction (176 cards)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $960
Presented is a three-ring binder housing 176 1961 Topps baseball cards from the files of the Topps Company, preserved and displayed in a very unique manner. This particular binder houses two examples of each card from #89 to 176 and includes such highlights as Willie Mays, Ed Mathews, Billy Williams RC, Whitey Ford, and Billy Martin. These are the actual file-copy cards kept by Topps for its archives. This binder was purchased at the famous 1989 Topps/Guernsey's auction. It was consigned to REA's Spring 2013 auction (Lot #671, realizing $1,659) by the original purchaser from 1989. It has been consigned to this auction directly by the purchaser from 2013! Each page in the binder displays six cards (three different cards, displaying the front and back of each card) neatly mounted by means of glue on the reverse. The cards are pack-fresh, right off the printing press, and (aside from being mounted) grade Nr/Mt overall. These cards naturally have a special historical significance as Topps file cards. In recent years, Topps has offered file cards and pages removed from albums individually (those not sold at the 1989 Topps auction) through The Topps Vault (on eBay) and these cards have sold for significant premiums. The cards could be professionally removed if desired. Total: 176 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $960
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