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    Untouched 1955 Topps "Rails and Sails" Cello Box With 36 Unopened Packs - Fresh to the Hobby Find! What America is today was built on her natural waterways and man-made railroad systems. From the years of the industrial revolution in the early 19th century to expansion out west, the era from the 1810's to the 1870's saw commercial routes and later passenger transportation, often connected to rivers, lakes and seaports flourish. This tremendous growth culminated with the first transcontinental railroad connecting east and west in 1869. The north and mid-west had rail systems linking every city and most farms would have easy access to a train station. It wasn't until the early 20th century that trucks, cars and eventually airplanes became a large part of commercial and passenger transportation.

    Sailing dates back to 6,000 BC when man created canoes dugout from logs to make the large world a little smaller. Boats played major roles in the development (and the destruction) of cities and countries for generations. The 15th and 16th centuries was a golden era for sailing and navigating the seas taking boats from largely instruments of battle to that of commerce and discovery.

    With such a rich history, and the wild popularity of the automobile during the 1950's it made sense for Topps to create "Rails and Sails" in 1955. The set's both contemporary and historical subjects are presented in glorious illustrations and in extremely accurate detail. The 200 full-color cards represent some of the most attractive trading cards ever made. Transportation enthusiasts can marvel at 130 locomotives, railroad cars and other train-related subjects plus 70 military and civilian sailing ships. There is no finer way to appreciate them than seeing them just how they appeared in stores in 1955.

    Offered is a virtually untouched box with 36 untouched cello packs still inside the original generic Topps box they have called home since day one. The outer box shows some toning and spot stains but no physical damage. Even the inspector's paper confirmation card is still inside. A remarkable find and a fascinating conversation piece.


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