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Lot # 1203 (1203 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1970s/1980s Topps Baseball-Card Backs Original Cartoon Artworks (58)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $540

Collection of five original Topps artwork sheets, all of which feature illustrations and text for the backs of various baseball-card issues in the 1970s and 1980s, representing a total of fifty-eight card-back cartoons. All of the illustrations, drawn in black ink on heavy cardboard stock, vary in size, with each sheet also including a number of editorial marks and notations. Included among the players mentioned by name in the text accompanying the cartoons are Nellie Fox, Bill White, Bill Freehan, Early Wynn, Hoyt Wilhelm, Whitey Ford, Fred Lynn, Kirk Gibson, George Brett, Willie Wilson, Jack Morris, and Hal McRae. The collection is comprised of the following: 1) Sheet (21.5 x 14.25 inches) featuring twenty-one different illustrations. 2) Sheet (11.5 x 7 inches) featuring five different illustrations. 3) Sheet (14.5 x 6.5 inches) featuring six different illustrations. 4) Sheet (15.75 x 10.75 inches) featuring eight different illustrations. 5) Sheet (22 x 15 inches) featuring eighteen different illustrations. All of the sheets display moderate wear consistent with their former use as production pieces. In Excellent condition overall. Total: 5 sheets featuring a total of 58 cartoons with accompanying card-back text and artwork. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $540

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