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1959 Fleer "Three Stooges" Complete Master Set: #7 PSA Set Registry (8.49 GPA)

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $20,400

Extraordinary high-grade complete master set of this extremely popular and classic nonsport issue: 1959 Fleer "Three Stooges." The entire set of ninety-nine cards, including the three rare checklist variations (#16, 63, and 64), has been graded and encapsulated by PSA. This set currently ranks seventh with an extremely impressive overall GPA of 8.49. Comprised of fifty cards graded MINT 9, nineteen graded NM-MT+ 8.5, twenty-six graded NM-MT 8, three graded NM 7 (two qualified), and one graded EX-MT 6 (qualified). This is one of the finest and highest-graded 1959 Fleer "Three Stooges" sets we have ever offered!

PSA Grading Composite: MINT 9 (50 cards): #4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62 (gray back), 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 76, 78, 81, 83, 84, 86, 87, 88, and 90. NM-MT+ 8.5 (19 cards): #11, 25, 27, 29, 34, 43, 46, 47, 48 (gray back), 60, 75, 77, 80, 89, 91, 92, 93, 94, and 95. NM-MT 8 (26 cards): #2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 16, 18, 20, 22, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 45, 55, 63, 64, 65, 66, 71, 79, 82, 85, and 96. NM 7 (3 cards): #1, 63 Checklist (MK), and 64 Checklist (MK). EX-MT 6 (1 card): #16 Checklist (ST).

The 1959 Fleer "Three Stooges" is one of the most popular sets in the entire world of nonsport-card collecting. When this color set was issued in 1959, the Stooges' movie shorts were being introduced on television for the first time to a new generation of youngsters and the response was as positive and enthusiastic then as when the trio first attained stardom in the 1930s. Their newfound popularity revitalized their careers, giving the Stooges a second chance to entertain millions with feature-length movies, personal appearances, and many other projects. Their shorts, which were originally produced to be shown as a bonus with feature films at movie theaters, are still shown on television today, ensuring a legion of new fans in each successive generation, and promoting The Stooges' status as American icons of comedy. This set was issued as their popularity and careers were revitalized in the television era, and has been increasingly appreciated as one of nonsport-card collecting's great classics. This is an extraordinary high-grade complete set of this extremely popular 1950s nonsport issue that would be at home in any world-class Three Stooges or nonsport-card collection! Total: 99 cards (set of 96 plus 3 rare checklist cards). Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+. SOLD FOR $20,400


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