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Three Stooges Cards Sell for $75,000

Posted: Jun. 23rd, 2008  |  By James Rothaar Freelance Writer |
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Trading Cards: Three trading cards of the Three Stooges, America's three most beloved knuckleheads of any era, recently sold for more than $75,000 on eBay. While many card collectors place emphasis on sports collectibles, it is somewhat of a twist that one of the largest trading-card transactions of the year consists of non-sports cards featuring Larry, Moe, and Curly.

The three trading cards in question are 1959 non-sports trading cards in mint condition issued by Fleer. All three are checklist cards, meaning the backside of each card lists out the cards in the series. There are only 223 of these cards known to be in circulation: 68 of Card #16; 73 of Card # 63; and 82 of Card #64. Additionally, only 13 of the 223 cards are in mint condition. PSA rates all three cards a 9--mint condition.

The limited production of the cards was due to technical difficulties. It was a list-minute decision by Fleer to even release the cards. Unlike the other cards in this series, the checklist cards were available only in gum packs and could not be ordered separately.

It is not the first significant sale involving the comedic trio, another Card #16, which was rated 10 by PSA, recently sold for $11,400, and a complete Three Stooges 96-card set went for $35,000 on eBay.

Star Cards of Value

The hoopla surrounding non-sports trading cards prompted Beckett's Graded Card Investor bi-monthly to add a six-page section that covers major non-sports trading cards released from 1933 to 1985. Also check out "The Sports Americana Non-Sports Cards 1930-1960" annual guide by Christopher Benjamin for further information.

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C3 Entertainment keeps the Three Stooges a mainstream commodity worldwide with DVDs, video games, and general merchandise.

It soitently is worth a look-see at www.threestooges.com.

For LxM James Rothaar
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