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    1972 Topps Test Cloth Stickers PSA-Graded Near Set (32/33). Every card has been graded by PSA. With a non-weighted set grade average of 8.65, instant "#1 PSA Set Registry" acclaim is achieved, and doubtless ensured for years to come. This incredible near set reflects NM-MT 8 to Mint 9 or finer condition in almost every component. One can hardly calculate the staggering level of difficulty inherent in assembling a high-grade set of these fragile and scarce test issue collectibles. The hand-cut items' unusual and delicate composition -- wherein a rectangle of "cloth"-like material containing the piece's image adheres uncertainly to a thin, waxed-cardstock back -- places nearly insurmountable hurdles in the path of the condition-conscious hobbyist. The stickers are prone to separation from their backings, fraying at the edges, and virtual disintegration when subjected to even the most careful handling, but those built-in liabilities are manifest in none of the top-flight specimens comprising this array. The rarity of 1972 Topps Test Cloth Stickers is undeniable, as is the improbability and significance of constructing a bright, uncirculated collection of the magnitude presented here. The gallery's subject roster is headlined by Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Luis Aparicio and Willie McCovey, all of whom are shown in highly prized depictions. This near set is missing only Foster for completion. The unique offering includes: Graded - PSA GEM MINT 10: 4 cards w/Johnny Callison, Joe Lahoud, Al Severinsen and Bob Watson; PSA MINT 9: 17 cards w/Luis Aparicio IA SP, Ike Brown, Roberto Clemente, Willie Davis (OC), Al Fitzmorris, Danny Frisella, Frank Howard SP, Ron Klimkowski, Jim Lefebvre, Elliott Maddox, Marty Martinez, Willie McCovey SP, Hal McRae SP, Syd O'Brien SP, Aurelio Rodriguez, Steve Stone SP and Stan Swanson SP; PSA NM-MT 8: 9 cards w/Hank Aaron, Checklist #264-319, Dave Concepcion SP, Ron Cook, Jim Fregosi, Woodie Fryman SP, Red Sox Team, Art Shamsky SP and Roy White SP; PSA NM 7: 2 cards w/Bobby Floyd and Terry Harmon.


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    October, 2009
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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