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Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons XX
Lot #331: 1968 Topps 3-D Willie Davis PSA 8 NM-MT

This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on: 2/13/2009
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final Bid(Includes Buyers Premium): $426.53
Number of Bids: 3
Auction closed on: 2/13/2009

Two years before Kellogg’s began it’s run of popular 3-D baseball cards, Topps “threw its hat into the ring” by experimenting with a similar 3-D test issue that included 12 subjects. A thick “ribbed” plastic coating was laminated over a sharp player image and fuzzy stadium background. This combination provided the illusion of depth perception as the card was moved or tilted. Due to extremely limited distribution, these cards are ultra scarce and demand a significant premium in today’s market. Presented here is the Dodger’s perennial all-star outfielder, Willie Davis in a magnificent PSA 8 holder. Close examination of this outstanding specimen makes one wonder how it possibly fell short of a “mint” grade. The image contrast, surface, centering, edging, print registration, etc. all appear un-improvable, almost pristine. Yet, regardless of the technical grade which is still outstanding, its obscurity and desirability combine to warrant any high end enthusiast to reach the top with their final bid!