Lot # 1248: 1953 Topps Store Window Display with Bob Feller - Signed by Feller

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2018",
which ran from 4/13/2018 12:00 PM to
5/6/2018 12:00 PM



1953 Topps display poster (7 x 11 inches), featuring a giant illustration of Bob Feller's 1953 Topps card, issued in promotion of the then just released 1953 Topps set. Signed by Feller in blue ink (grading “5/6”) to the right of his image. This colorful poster, printed in thin-paper stock, was provided by Topps to retailers for store display. Scarce and extremely attractive, this is the most impressive of the very few early 1950s Topps baseball-card advertising displays. It is also a very overlooked and significant rarity from the earliest days of Topps baseball cards, in part because there are so many reproductions. (Forgers of baseball advertising displays routinely target this piece because it is so colorful and attractive.) We have seen fewer than a dozen authentic examples during the past forty years and this is only the third signed example we have ever offered. The poster has two natural horizontal fold lines (as issued), as well as two subsequent vertical fold lines. A small edge tear affects one of the horizontal folds. Light creases are evident throughout. In Very Good condition overall. Pre-certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication Services. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.

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