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    1967 Topps Test "Soupy Sales" Color Blank Back Proof SGC Authentic. To the best of our research, this is the first time a card from this issue is being made available at public auction! Of the hundreds of non-sport lots we offer now and in the past, this rather unassuming depiction of comedic actor Soupy Sales is quite possibly the RAREST non-sport cards we have ever presented. The color version of this title never made it past the earliest stages of production and we estimate "maybe" a dozen different exist. The circulated variety are black and white, the test cards are in undeniable full color. All but a chosen few advanced hobbyists can claim their collection includes an example from this, one of the most difficult of Topps test issues. The politically incorrect image of Soupy smoking away is a true testament to the times as this image certainly wouldn't even be considered today. Today, you can say its existence is almost by accident. These full color examples were more than likely removed from the Topps facility after being pulled from a garbage can. Hand cut, this rarity has a couple flaws in the slight surface scuff and a couple well camouflaged creases which fail to keep visual appeal under the EX-MT level. If you are a Non-Sport fanatic or a collector specializing in one-of-a-kind items, this lot was made for you.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $1,200 - up.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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