Legendary June 2009
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Presented is a complete, 16-piece set of the extraordinary product that is among the rarest and most beautiful test issues ever created by Topps. These thin-vinyl on cardboard stock items are fully functional 45-RPM discs, each measuring 6-3/4" in diameter and carrying spectacular color portrayals of the featured artists on their "playing" sides. The performers included in the set are the musicians that would likely be regarded as the best of the Motown genre, even today. Tunes by Diana Ross and the Supremes (5 different songs), Stevie Wonder (2), The Temptations (2), Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (2), The Four Tops (2), Marvin Gaye, The Marvelettes and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles comprise the set, and the stars are all shown in dazzling images-in-the-round. Brief biographies, and directions for playing the recordings, appear on the reverse sides. Condition is correspondingly exceptional, with every piece in this set possessing a visual quality that would allow it to be framed individually to reflect a Near Mint appearance. All of the items remain in their original and factory-taped, 15¢ sleeves, and all of their die-cut center holes are unpunched. The cards' 8-Count display box (7-1/4" x 7-1/4" x 1-3/8", EX/MT presentation quality with one clear-taped corner) accompanies. Singles from this sparkling record issue are almost never seen, and a complete set like this one is a nearly unique opportunity. Topps' lone venture into record production yielded these gorgeous—and extremely rare—collectible discs!
1968 Topps "Fabulous Rock Records" Complete Set (16) and Display Box
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