This pickup is a perfect example. I know that I saw it for the first time on COMC, but I’m not sure “how” I got there. There was only one copy listed, but at $20. Thanks but no thanks, I will explore other options.
A quick look at eBay found a few of these at better prices. I found a seller that had two copies and was asking $5 OBO. I offered three each and was a bit surprised the offer was accepted. You just never know.
About the 1956 Adventure Gum set from Beckett.com:
“The Adventure series produced by Gum Products in 1956, contains a wide variety of subject matter. Cards in the set measure the standard size. The color drawings are printed on a heavy thickness of cardboard and have large white borders. The backs contain the card number, the caption, and a short text. The most expensive cards in the series of 100 are those associated with sports (Louis, Tunney, etc.). In addition, card number 86 (Schmelling) is notorious and sold at a premium price because of the Nazi symbol printed on the card. Although this set is considered by many to be a topical or non-sport set, several boxers are featured (cards 11, 22, 31-35, 41-44, 76-80, 86-90). One of the few cards of Boston-area legend Harry Agannis is in this set. The sports-related cards are in greater demand than the non-sport cards. These cards came in one-card penny packs where were packed 240 to a box.”
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