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    1960 Post Cereal "Sports Stars" Complete Set (9) Plus Mantle Cereal Box or Store Display Ad. The immediate response to "rarely offered" is often a roll of the eye balls. Not this time. The thought of acquiring a rarely offered complete set of all nine 1960 Post Cereal athletes, a line up topped by Mickey Mantle is an envious gaze, made the more so by an almost impossible Mantle advertising piece. Their large size and circulation as the back of cereal boxes has resulted in a supply which sadly fails to meet demand. The 1960 Post Cereal set is highly treasured by hobbyists all too well accustomed to not finding any after pursuing auction catalogs and dealer tables. Their rarity confirmed after decades of the Internet has failed to produce any notable extra supply. The beautifully made, full-color, 7 x 8-3/4" cards came one per box, consuming most of the back panel of Post Grape-Nut Flakes boxes. Each measures full size or is 1/16 shy unless noted. Representing multiple sports, the set includes the following Hall of Famers: Bob Cousy (7x8-5/8"), Don Drysdale (FR, tape) plus side panel bio, Frank Gifford, Al Kaline plus side panel bio, Harmon Killebrew, Mickey Mantle (6-1/2 x 8-1/2"), Eddie Mathews (6-7/8" x 8-11/16", light tape stains), Bob Petit and Johnny Unitas. Also included is a 6-1/2" x 9" ad card with Mickey Mantle that was hand cut from either some type of store display piece or more than likely from a Post cereal box announcing the upcoming promotion. Each has creases largely limited to the black inner frame and wood border areas and are technically GD with better visual appeal.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
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