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1981 to 1996 Topps Autographed Card Collection (4,509)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,640.00

Tremendous collection of over 4,500 different signed Topps baseball cards, dating from 1981 to 1996, with representation of all sixteen different regular-issue Topps sets plus cards from the supplemental traded sets. This collection is the foundation of a 1981 to 1996 Topps autographed set run, and includes hundreds of Hall of Famers and many stars, with many highlight players represented numerous times. 1) 1981 Topps (369 cards plus 52 traded). 2) 1982 Topps (288 cards plus 5 traded). 3) 1983 Topps (344 cards plus 47 traded). 4) 1984 Topps (278 cards plus 6 traded). 5) 1985 Topps (360 cards plus 38 traded). 6) 1986 Topps (311 cards plus 6 traded). 7) 1987 Topps (358 cards plus 2 traded). 8) 1988 Topps (299 cards plus 2 traded). 9) 1989 Topps (293 cards plus 30 traded). 10) 1990 Topps (271 cards plus 41 traded). 11) 1991 Topps (264 cards). 12) 1992 Topps (230 cards). 13) 1993 Topps (228 cards). 14) 1994 Topps (187 cards). 15) 1995 Topps (138 cards). 16) 1996 Topps (62 cards). Loaded with highlights, the 4,500+ signed cards include players such as Cal Ripken, Pete Rose, Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor, Reggie Jackson, Tom Lasorda, Billy Martin, Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Tug McGraw, Mike Marshall, Dan Quisenberry, Lynn McGlothen, Ken Brett, Aurelio Rodriguez, George Bamberger, Jim Spencer, Bo Diaz, Eric Show, Nolan Ryan, Ron Guidry, Bobby Bonds, Joe Carter, Bernie Williams, Paul O'Neill, and thousands more. Most stars are represented by signed cards from many different years. All 4,509 cards have been signed and the signatures range in grade from "6" to "10" on a scale of "1 to 10," averaging an "8" overall. The cards themselves grade Near Mint overall (some slightly lesser). The entire 1981 to 1996 autographed card collection is being offered at the request of our consignor as a single lot in the hopes that some ambitious collector might appreciate the challenge of pursuing the goal of completing this run. This is a huge collection, with hundreds of cards signed by major stars and Hall of Famers, and with an extraordinary potential break-value, representing a substantial foundation toward the assembly of a complete 1981 to 1996 Topps autographed set run. Total 4,509 cards. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,640.00

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