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1959 to 1963 Fleer Complete Set Collection (3 Sets, 224 Cards) Ex-Carter Collection

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,994

Collection of three Fleer sets (1959, 1960, and 1963). All three sets are pack-fresh! This is not surprising as they originated from the famous collection of pioneer hobbyist Lionel Carter, and he probably pulled every card directly out of packs personally, before safely storing them away, where they remained untouched until his collection was sold a few years ago. These early Fleer sets are far scarcer than Topps sets of this same era, and the excellent value they offer collectors is just beginning to be widely appreciated. The 1959 Fleer set is missing the rare #68 "Ted Signs" card, and the 1963 set is missing the scarce checklist card. These sets originated from the famous Lionel Carter Collection. Twenty-one cards are graded and encapsulated by SGC including many key cards. 1) 1959 Ted Williams Near Set (79 of 80 cards): 42% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 42% Ex to Ex-Mt, 16% Vg to Vg-Ex. Missing #68 "Ted Signs." Keys: #1 Early Years (Ex), 2 Williams/Ruth (Ex-Mt), 11 Williams/Foxx (Nr/Mt), 17 Ted Hit .400 (Ex), 33 Williams Grip (NM/MT 88), 39 Williams/Cronin/E. Collins (Ex), 42 Williams/Yawkey (MINT 96), 55 Williams/Cronin (NM/MT+ 92), 63 All-Star Record (Nr/Mt), 67 Williams/Snead (Ex-Mt), 70 Williams/Thorpe (Ex-Mt), 75 Williams/Ruth/Collins (Ex-Mt), and 80 Ted's Goals (Nr/Mt). 2) 1960 Baseball Greats Set (79 cards): Grades 44% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 51% Ex to Ex-Mt, 5% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Lajoie (Nr/Mt), 2 Mathewson (Ex-Mt), 3 Ruth (Ex), 6 Johnson (Nr/Mt), 19 Marion (MINT 96), 26 Feller (NM/MT 88), 28 Gehrig (NM/MT+ 92), 40 Tinker (NM/MT 88), 41 Baker (MINT 96), 42 Cobb (Vg-Ex), 46 Plank (NM/MT+ 92), 47 Young (NM/MT 88), 48 Wilson (MINT 96), and 72 T. Williams (MINT 96). 3) 1963 Fleer Near-Complete Set (66 of 67 cards): The set grades 42% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 58% Ex to Ex-Mt. Missing the Checklist card. Keys: #4 B. Robinson (Ex), 5 Mays (NM/MT+ 92), 8 Yastrzemski (Ex-Mt), 11 Donovan (MINT 96), 12 Francona (NM/MT 88), 22 Kaat (NM/MT 88), 25 Richardson (MINT 96), 41 Drysdale (Ex-Mt), 42 Koufax (Nr/Mt), 43 Wills RC (NM/MT+ 92), 45 Spahn (Nr/Mt), 46 Adcock SP (Ex), 56 Clemente (MINT 96), 59 Mazeroski (Ex), 61 Gibson (Ex), 62 Oliver (NM/MT+ 92), and 64 Cepeda (MINT 96). The early Fleer sets are among the most interesting and overlooked sets of the era. Total 224 cards representing three sets. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $4,994


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