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1960-1969 Three Unusual Hockey Complete Sets (3 Sets, 63 cards)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,998
Collection of three unusual and rare hockey sets from the 1960s. Far scarcer than standard hockey issues of the era, these three unusual and rare "oddball" sets have a tremendous degree of interest to advanced collectors. Hockey-card collecting doesn't have the same number of unusual sets as baseball-card collecting, making these sets all the more noteworthy. 1) 1960-1961 Wonder Bread Premium Photos Complete Set (4 photos): These photos (5 x 7 inches) were made available directly from Wonder Bread in exchange for twenty-five cents and five Wonder Sports Club wrappers through a premium mail-in offer. The complete set of four, which are printed on heavy paper stock, features Hall of Famers Gordie Howe (Ex-Mt), Bobby Hull (Vg), Dave Keon (Ex), and Maurice Richard (Ex). 2) 1962-1963 York Peanut Butter Iron-On Transfers Near-Complete Set (33 of the 36 in the set): Missing just three players for completion (#2 Plante, 7 Duff, and 19 Howe). Very attractive high-grade near set of these rare inserts (2-3/16 x 4 5/16 inches), which were issued one per jar of York peanut butter or packages of York salted peanuts. These are usually found with serious condition problems relating to this method of issue, including heavy creases, tears, and grease stains. The set features twelve star players from three different NHL hockey teams (Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadians, and Detroit Red Wings). This exceptional near-set grades 75% Ex-Mt of better, and 25% slightly lesser. 3) 1969-1970 O-Pee-Chee Stamps Complete Set (26 stamps): These stamps were issued as special inserts by O-Pee-Chee in hockey card wax packs (first series) from the same year. Highlighted by many Hall of Famers and stars of the day, including Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, and Bobby Orr. All but three have their original glue and have never been pasted down. Three unusual and rare hockey sets (two complete sets, one near-complete set). Total 63 items. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,998
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