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(3) 1975 Hostess Baseball Early Production Proof Sheets with (15) Unreleased Players Including Brett

Lot Number 148

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From the archives of a former Hostess employee arrives this fascinating trio of 1975 Hostess Baseball early production proof sheets. These artifacts total (165) cards including the 150-card complete set and (15) unreleased player proofs. Interestingly, the packaging for the six snack box products in which these cards were distributed is also present complete with advertising profiles for Jenkins and Rudi. Additionally, while some three-player panels are configured exactly from left-to-right as the mainstream release, the sheets indicate that some patterns were switched (or players swapped out). These one-of-a-kind survivors are blank backed and absent of player identifying text. Although each sheet exhibits moderate perimeter wear including interior creasing affecting some of the stars, these diamond heroes still present beautifully. Keys from the 150-card base set include Aaron, Ryan (creased) and Yount RC. Also present are Unreleased: (15 cards) with Bradley, Brett RC (creased), Carroll, Dierker, Hunter (Athletics), D. Johnson, Pinson, Powell, Randle, Sadek, Sharon, Spikes, Stinson, Stone and Tanana.

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