March 30, 2017: Sports & Americana Auction
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This complete set of the 1960 Fleer Baseball Greats issue is an extraordinarily high-grade offering, with nearly one half of the entire set in high-grade PSA holders and fully 81 percent of the aggregation assessed as Near-Mint or better. Three of the slabbed cards carry PSA 9 Mint grades, including No. 26 Bob Feller, and almost two dozen have been assigned PSA 8 Near-Mint to Mint grades, a roster that includes No. 14 Connie Mack, 28 Lou Gehrig and 53 Jimmie Foxx. With Fleer barred from producing a mainstream card issue in the face of the Topps monopoly, the Philadelphia-based firm tried another tack in 1960, printing a set of Baseball Greats that was comprised of mostly Hall of Famers, plus the sole current major leaguer that the company had under contract, Ted Williams. The 1960 Baseball Greats are the standard-size 2 ½-by-3 ½-inch format and were sold in packs and through vending machines. It seems highly unlikely that a complete set of this issue could be found in superior overall condition than what is presented here. Near-Mint (3): No. 26 Feller – PSA 9 ST, 61 – PSA 9 and 68 – PSA 9; Near-Mint to Mint (33): No. 11, 14 Mack, 15 – PSA 8, 17 – PSA 8, 21 – PSA 8 ST, 27 – PSA 8, 28 Gehrig – PSA 8, 32 o/c, 33 o/c, 37 – PSA 8, 38 – PSA 8, 39 – PSA 8, 41 PSA 8, 44 – PSA 8, 46 – PSA 8, 48 – PSA 8, 49, 50 – PSA 8, 52 – PSA 8, 53 Foxx – PSA 8, 58, 59 – PSA 8, 60 – PSA 8, 62 – PSA 8, 63 – PSA 8, 65, 66, 67 – PSA 8, 69, 70 – PSA 8, 71 – PSA 8, 73 and 76 – PSA 8; Near-Mint (28): No. 1 Lajoie – PSA 7, 5 Grove – PSA 7, 6 Johnson, 8, 9 o/c, 10 Speaker o/c, 13, 18, 19, 20 o/c, 22 – PSA 7, 25, 29 o/c, 30 – PSA 7 ST, 35 – PSA 7, 36 – PSA 7 ST, 40 – PSA 7, 42 Cobb o/c, 43 o/c, 54 o/c ST, 55 o/c, 56 ST, 57 o/c, 64 – PSA 7, 74, 75 o/c, 77 o/c, and 79 o/c; Ex-Mt (4): No. 2 Mathewson, 24, 47 and 77 Ted Williams – PSA 6; Excellent (5): No. 4, 7 Bender o/c, 12, 45 o/c and 78; VG-Ex (4): No. 3 Ruth, 16, 23 and 34; Very Good (2): No. 31 and 51.
High-Grade 1960 Fleer Baseball Greats Complete Set With 35 PSA Graded (79)High-Grade 1960 Fleer Baseball Greats Complete Set With 35 PSA Graded (79)
High-Grade 1960 Fleer Baseball Greats Complete Set With 35 PSA Graded (79)
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Minimum Bid: $200
Final prices include buyers premium.: $517
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

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