1978 Donruss KISS set ALL PSA GRADED 130/132 cards L@@K
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Sold Date: 05/26/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
This lot consists of a 1978 Donruss KISS trading card set which has been professional graded by PSA, the leader in sportscard grading. It contains 130 of the 132 cards issued and is currently #1 on the PSA set registry. The graded average of the set is 8.24. It contains (2) PSA 10's which are both POP 1 of 1..It also has (49) PSA 9's of which (25) are POP 1 of 1's also. T are some cards that have qualifiers so please use this link to see the breakdown and grades of the entire set: /SetRegistry/alltimeset.aspx?s=12279 .........This is a "BUY IT NOW" auction with the selling price being $1750 ......That works out to less than $13.50 per card !!The 1978 Donruss set consisted of two series of 66 cards each, for a total of 132 cards in the set. Series 1 unopened boxes sell in the $200 range on E-bay. However series 2 boxes are extremly scare and sell in the $400+ range when available. Any unopened boxes that remain will have damage to the top and bottom card of each pack due to the wax stains and 30 years old gum mildew...Since each pack only contains 6 cards, t are only 4 cards per pack that are of any value. Anybody who is familar with 1978 Donruss KISS cards is aware that the quality control of the production of these cards is probably the worst ever. Series 1 cards are plauged with the worse rough cuts I have ever seen. Many cards allthough straight from the pack, do not meet PSA's mimimun size requirement for grading and will be rejected. Then after you pull out all the OFF-CENTERED cards you will be left with just a small amount of even halfway decent cards that you can send to PSA. I would say from my experience with 78 Donruss KIISS cards that you would need a minimun of at least 2 wax boxes of each series to make a serious attempt in assembling this set in PSA form. Then grading will cost you another $600+ without even getting in to the extra expenses of card saver 1's. shipping, return mailing fees etc....... The two cards that are missing are card #4 and #21..They are not anything special or rare, I've just had a hard finding these cards in any gradable condition. Card #4 had 0 examples graded by PSA, the only card in the set which is 0 POP in any condition. I have sent many into PSA and they always come back failing to meet minimum size requirement. I believe this card is on the last row of the sheet and always seems to be short or completly miss-cut. I believe the same is true for card #21 although PSA has graded 1 example of this and that received a PSA 10.. This set is now 30 years old and features one of the most popular bands of all times, KISS...T are 1000's of KISS collector's of all ages in the world. Type KISS in on E-Bay search and you will be amazed at all the stuff thats out t and how expensive many of it is. Obviously this auction is not for everyone. I'm am giving someone an opportunity to own the finest graded KISS trading card set in the world. This would make a great gift, even a super graduation present for that rock n' roll fan !!! Or just buy it for yourself knowing its the BEST!! Payment for this item will be by: PAYPAL or US POST OFFICE MONEY ORDERS (green).....The item will be shipped via INSURED REGISTERED MAIL , which is the safest way to go. Shipping will be $20.00 as the 130 graded cards are very heavy. Please check my 1460+ POSITIVE FEEDBACK. I have been selling on e-Bay for almost 9 years and have yet to have any negative feedback !!! ALL SALES FINAL ON PSA GRADED CARDS........ If you have any questions regarding this item, please contact me at
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