Goodwin and Company’s latest auction includes an uncut sheet of 1968 Topps 3-D cards, the ultra-rare test issue that never saw national distribution. Among the 12 cards on the sheet are two that never made it into the precious few packs that were distributed for a very brief time 47 years ago: Tommy Davis and John O’Donoghue. Roberto Clemente is also on the sheet.
Only a few thousand were printed and test marketed in Brooklyn. Topps 3-D was scrapped because of the cost of production and what the company would have had to charge youngsters for them.
The uncut sheet comes from the collection of an employee of the company that produced them—along with the Kellogg’s and other “3-D” issues of the era.
The current high bid is over $28,000 with over two weeks remaining in the auction.
The one-of-a-kind 1921 Holsum Babe Ruth card sold last February for over $68,000 is back on the market again via the new auction. Part of a find of Holsum cards that entered the hobby over a year ago through Goodwin, the Ruth carries a Holsum ad on the back.
As of Wednesday, the current bid at GoodwinandCo.com was over $42,000.