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1966 Topps "Batman" Original Card Artwork (Norm Saunders) #12A "Boiling Bath"
Starting Bid - $800.00, Sold For - $5,510.00
Presented is the original artwork to card #12A "Boiling Bath" from the 1966 Topps "Batman" card set. Batman took the world by storm in 1966 with the introduction of the wildly popular Batman television series. Topps joined the bandwagon with several series of card sets devoted to the Caped Crusader. This is a tremendous artwork from this classic 1960s card set, featuring Batman being lowered into a pool of liquid acid. This was just the type of over-the-top danger that characterized the Batman television series, and preceded a commercial, or, worse, an invitation to find out what would happen next week! The painting is the work of the legendary Norm Saunders. The gouache-on-cardboard artwork measures 5 x 3.5 inches and is accompanied by an example of the issued card. It is interesting to note that the original artwork includes some additional areas around the perimeter which were cropped out by Topps when the card was published. This is an exceptional and rare original artwork from one of the most popular of all Topps nonsport issues. Ex-Mt. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $5,510.00
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