MastroNet Spring 2004
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The intense, pricelessly macabre beauty of Topps' Outer Limits cards is magnified brilliantly by the sheer size and visual projection quality of these extremely rare production relics. Offered is an improbable cavalcade of wonders from the challenging, black-bordered issue that has delighted collectors for four decades. This incomparable array includes: 1964 Topps Outer Limits Finished Uncut Card Sheets (6) - These panels are fully printed, front and back, containing U.S.-issue cards on regular stock. Two complete 50-card sets are among the sheets' total of 132 images. The sheets present at the Excellent to Mint level of condition unless specified, with natural handling faults apparent on a few cards and at the edges. Includes: 30-card sheet, 6 cards-by-5 cards, 15-1/4" x 18"; 25-card sheet, 5-by-5, 12-3/4" x 18"; 24-card sheet, 6-by-4, 15-1/4" x 14-1/4" (center tear); 20-card sheet, 5-by-4, 12-3/4" x 14-1/2"; 18-card sheet, 6-by-3, 15-1/4" x 11"; and 15-card sheet, 5-by-3, 12-3/4" x 10-1/2". 1964 Topps Outer Limits Color Stage Proof Uncut Card Sheets (16) - Dramatic and almost never-seen factory artifacts, these blank-backed sheets illustrate the 8 distinct, progressive color processes inherent in the printing sequence. A total of 55 card designs, including a complete set of the issue's 50 subjects, appear on each of the eight, two-sheet combinations. Their display quality is Excellent to Mint throughout. Includes: 30-card sheets (8), 6-by-5, 15-1/4" x 21"; and 25-card sheets (8), 5-by-5, 13" x 21". 1964 Topps Outer Limits 1¢ Display Box Lid Flap - Confirming the existence of the impossibly rare 1¢-denominated Outer Limits wax pack, this die-cut lid portion retains tremendous visual appeal. It measures approximately 7-1/2" x 7-3/8", and presents as EX/MT. 1964 Topps Outer Limits 5¢ Wax Pack Wrapper Proof - Editor's notes appear in the margin of this 14-1/2" x 11-1/2" glossy paper sheet, which bears the finished, full-color 5¢ wax pack wrapper design at its center. Presents as minimally EX, with natural, working faults including a horizontal fold and standard evidence of handling. This fabulous assembly of scarcities, retrieved directly from the Topps production line, showcases the full magnificence of a timeless and universally coveted card series.
1964 Topps "Outer Limits" Proofs and Uncut Sheets Collection (24)
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