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1963 Topps Astronauts Original Card Artwork #54
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,044.00
The "Astronauts" set was produced by Topps in 1963, at the dawn of the space age. At this time every kid in America wanted to be an astronaut. It is not surprising that Topps would respond to this enthusiasm by producing a set of cards honoring these national heroes. The set features artworks based on NASA photographs of America's space explorers, their training exercises and equipment. Presented is the original artwork to card #54 "Astronauts In Flight Suits." This is a particularly desirable card in the set as it features a "team" shot of America's astronauts. Included are Alan Shepard, Virgil Grissom, Gordon Cooper, Walter Schirra, Donald Slayton, John Glenn, and Scott Carpenter. The artwork is a traditional color flexichrome measuring 3.5 x 5 inches. It is in Near Mint condition. Included with the artwork is an example of the issued card. This is an exceptional and rarely seen original artwork from one of the most historically significant non-sport sets ever issued. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,044.00
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