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1953 Topps "Fighting Marines" Original Card Artwork #51 Forcing An Entrance

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,080

Original 1953 Topps "Fighting Marines" card artwork (3 x 4.25 inches). This watercolor was used to produce card #51, entitled Forcing An Entrance, from this extremely popular early 1950s set. This card features a U.S. Marine attacking an enemy fortress in 1916. The "Fighting Marines" depicts famous events in Marine Corps history and Corps' uniforms dating back to the American Revolution. The artwork is extremely detailed, bright, crisp, and clean, with brilliant colors. Near Mint condition overall. Original artworks from this set are extremely rare, and this is only the third example we have ever offered. A worthy addition to even the most advanced nonsport-card or original artwork collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,080

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