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Old 02-09-2016, 09:54 PM
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Default Wtb 1955 topps hocus focus kid gavilan

I want to buy a 1955 Topps HOCUS FOCUS KID GAVILAN card. It's in the sports thrills section, card # 19 of 20. I prefer a card with good exposure. Can anyone help me find one? Thanks, Sam Majors
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:05 AM
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I am just a baseball collector, but have found the baseball subset of the 1955 Hocus Focus set to be the hardest of all the actually issued Topps sets to complete. I have 21 of the 23. It has only been in the last few years that the baseball checklist was fully known.

I have finished the 1948 Magic Photo and 1956 Hocus Focus baseball subsets, but not sure I will be able to finish the 55

What is your experience on the boxing side ?
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Tremendously rare set. Very few examples are known. I've handled a few Moores and Marcianos but have seen only one Gavilan.



It currently resides in a PSA 2 holder. Pop 1. SGC pop is 0.
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i recently sold the gavilan to someone on this board...hmmmm

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Yep. Guilty as charged.

I think it finished my master set of HF boxing. As I understand it, the smaller sized cards, the singles, were # 1-126, while the larger cards with the perforated edges were #1-96. The Gavilan (116) and Moore (121) would be only available in the small versions, while Marciano (54) would be in both versions. Here is what it would look like [sorry for the crappy scans]:



Who is Gavilan knocking the snot out of on the card?
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if i knew it finished your master set i would have really jacked up the price...lol
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Yep. Guilty as charged.

I think it finished my master set of HF boxing. As I understand it, the smaller sized cards, the singles, were # 1-126, while the larger cards with the perforated edges were #1-96. The Gavilan (116) and Moore (121) would be only available in the small versions, while Marciano (54) would be in both versions. Here is what it would look like [sorry for the crappy scans]:



Who is Gavilan knocking the snot out of on the card?

Looks like Ralph Tiger Jones.
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:07 PM
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On the Archie Moore, hard to tell from the exposure, but I would guess Harold Johnson is the opponent.
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The 48 Magic Photos seem relatively "easy" to find. The 56s were not easy but the 55s seem much harder. Any theories on why that would be ?
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Old 02-10-2016, 07:48 PM
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I believe the boxing cards are much tougher than the baseball in the Hocus Focus sets. I have been looking for the boxers for 20 - 25 years. I've had 4 of the Marciano cards and 2 or 3 Archie Moore cards. It was on this board that I found out about the Gavilan card. It had been sold (to Adam?) before I asked about it. I'm interested if another shows up!! Thanks, Sam Majors
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