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1960 Topps Complete Set (572) Including 22 Graded Cards

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,800

Presented is an extremely attractive mid- to high-grade complete set of 1960 Topps baseball. 16% grade Nr/Mt or better, 26% grade Ex-Mt, 48% grade Ex, and 10% grade Vg-Ex (including a few Vg). Many of the cards graded Vg-Ex or Ex are downgraded due to light touches of wear at the corners or due to centering, which is often a problem with this issue. Of the 572 cards in the set, twenty-two have been professionally graded and encapsulated (seventeen PSA, three GAI, and two SGC), including several of the key cards (Mantle, Clemente, McCovey RC, and others).The rookie cards of Hall of Famers Carl Yastrzemski and Willie McCovey highlight the 1960 Topps issue, which was Topps’ last horizontal issue. Many of the biggest stars in the set, including Mantle, Mays, and Aaron, appear in the set more than once due to the All-Star card series. Mantle actually has three cards in this set, as he also appears on the #160 "Rival All-Stars" card with Ken Boyer.

Keys:
#1 Wynn (slight miscut, Ex+), 7 Mays/Rigney (SGC NM/MT 88), 10 Banks (Ex+), 18 Dodgers Team (Nr/Mt), 28 B. Robinson (Ex-Mt), 35 Ford (GAI NM-MT 8), 50 Kaline (Ex+), 73 Gibson (Ex+), 148 Yastrzemski RC (Ex-Mt+), 160 Mantle/Boyer (Ex+), 200 Mays (Ex-Mt), 210 Killebrew (NM-MT 8), 227 Stengel (SGC NM+ 86), 250 Musial (NM-MT 8), 300 Aaron (Vg-Ex+), 305 Ashburn (NM-MT 8), 316 McCovey RC (NM 7), 326 Clemente (NM-MT 8), 332 Yankees Team (NM-MT 8), 343 Koufax (Ex-Mt), 350 Mantle (GAI NM+ 7.5), 377 Maris (NM 7), 400 Colavito (NM-MT 8), 420 Mathews (NM-MT 8), 445 Spahn (NM-MT 8), 475 Drysdale (NM-MT 8), 480 Berra (NM+ 7.5), 490 Robinson (Ex+), 493 Snider (Vg-Ex+), 554 McCovey AS (Ex), 563 Mantle AS (GAI NM+ 7.5), 564 Mays AS (NM 7), 565 Maris AS (NM 7), and 566 Aaron AS (NM 7). Other Graded Cards: #72 (NM 7) and 132 (NM-MT 8[PD]).

Complete 1960 Topps sets show up with far less frequency than many other sets from the era. This is a beautiful set, very crisp, clean, and attractive across the board, and, in addition to being loaded with Hall of Famers and stars from the 1960s, also includes all the special cards and scarce high numbers (#507-572). The SMR value for just twenty-one graded cards (not including the one qualified card or the 550 ungraded cards!) is $2,785. Total: 572 cards. SOLD FOR $4,800


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