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    1948 Topps Magic Photo Near Set (238/252) Plus 28 Uncatalogued Format/Photo Variations. The debut series by Topps appeared in 1948 in the form of a creative endeavor of self-developing cards with subjects from a multitude of themes (19 exactly) including the first baseball cards the company would produce. Magic Photos, as they were called, offered over 250 subjects and were intended to be placed in specially designed albums. Offered is a 238-card near set including 18 baseball subjects and a complete set of boxers plus 28 uncatalogued reverse vertical format and photo cropping variations. In addition to athletes, themes include Hollywood celebrities, historical figures, animals and famous landmarks. Highlights include: #s 8A Dempsey (VG/EX), 9A Tunney/Name on Two Lines (EX), 9A Tunney/Name on One Line (FR), 15A Louis (VG/EX), 1E Owens (VG/EX), 13F V. Johnson/Chair Shows (EX), 13F V. Johnson/Chair Missing (EX), 6K 6K Ruth (EX), 7K Speaker (EX/MT), 10K Mathewson (VG/EX), 11K Wagner (VG/EX), 13K Cobb (VG), 14K Gehrig (VG/EX), 15K Johnson (EX), 16K Young (EX), 6L Lindbergh (EX), 5M Lincoln Memorial (VG). Missing #'s 31J, 37J, 38J, 40J, 41J, 42J, 43J, 44J, 45J, 19K, 1Q, 2Q, 2R and 3S for completion. Photo quality ranges from great to very light, all but a few names are legible. Grades 20% EX to EX/MT, 63% VG to VG/EX, 17% lesser.


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