Legendary June 2009
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Presented is an 88-card 1965 A & BC Gum "Civil War News" complete set. Producted on slightly smaller sized cards—2-3/16" x 3-1/8", this set depicts scenes of wartime barbarism as well as some of the conflict's individual heroes, is offered. Guided by the creativity of Norm Saunders' artwork, the series had the character of an educational issue (with just enough graphic horror to catch the attention of young card collectors). Produced for the European market in 1965 (three years after it's debut in the United States), the release was noted for pushing the envelope of discretion in depicting atrocities amid conflict, but achieved a degree of balance by ensuring that victorious episodes were documented for each side. In total, 12 cards have been graded by PSA. Includes: Graded Cards - Graded PSA MINT 9: 2 cards w/#'s 38 and 86; PSA NM-MT+ 8.5: 2 cards w/#'s 29 and 36; PSA NM-MT 8: 4 cards w/#'s 9, 11, 13 and 40; PSA NM+ 7.5: 4 cards w/#'s 2, 43, 49 and 67. Ungraded Cards - Highlights include: #'s 1 The Angry Man (EX/MT) and 88 Checklist (EX/MT). Grades 33% NM to NM/MT including a few nicer, 67% EX to EX/MT
1965 A & BC Gum "Civil War News" High Grade Complete Set (88)
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