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    1951 Topps Teams SGC-Graded Complete Set (9). John Esch collection. One of the first sets that help to build the Topps empire was a set of nine different team cards - the first and only card set to showcase just teams since 1913. The larger 5-1/4" x 2-1/16" dimension was a perfect fit for the team photo format. Each team was produced with and without the year "1950" in the caption. Their size and newness at the time has resulted in examples generally found creased and well handled. Includes: SGC VG 3: 1 card, Washington Senators (Dated); SGC Fair 1.5: 2 cards, Chicago White Sox (Dated) and Brooklyn Dodgers (Dated); SGC Poor 1: 6 cards, Boston Red Sox (Undated), Cincinnati Reds (Dated), Philadelphia Athletics (Dated), Philadelphia Phillies (Dated), St Louis Cardinals (Dated), New York Giants (Undated).

    Guide Value or Estimate: $900 - up.

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