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1968 Topps Complete Master Set (598 Cards Plus 10 Variations)

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $960

Grades 7% Ex-Mt, 84% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 9% Vg. Complete master set of 1968 Topps baseball consisting of 598 cards plus ten variations. This set is from an era in which an extraordinary array of legends were active, including Mantle, Mays, Aaron, and Clemente, among others. Highlighted by the rookie cards of Hall of Famers Nolan Ryan and Johnny Bench, the 1968 Topps set also includes the extremely popular “combo” cards featuring more than one player, with #480 Manager's Dream (with Roberto Clemente), #490 Superstars (Harmon Killebrew, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays), and #530 Bird Belters (Frank and Brooks Robinson). Keys: #20 B. Robinson (Vg-Ex+), 45 Seaver (Vg-Ex), 50 Mays (Vg), 80 Carew (miscut, Ex), 110 Aaron (Ex), 150 Clemente (Ex), 177 Ryan RC (Vg-Ex+), 230 Rose (Vg-Ex+), 247 Bench RC (Ex+), 250 Yastrzemski (Ex), 280 Mantle (Vg-Ex), 330 Maris (Vg-Ex+), 355 Banks (Vg), 480 Manager's Dream (Vg-Ex+), 490 Superstars (Vg-Ex+), 500 F. Robinson (Vg-Ex), 520 Brock (Vg), 528 Tigers (Ex+), 530 Bird Belters (Vg-Ex+), and 575 Palmer (Vg-Ex). The following variations are included: #10, 49, 66, 192 (x2, different ad wording on reverse), 278, 356, 400, 454, and 518. Also included is a five-cent wax wrapper (Ex). This is an attractive mid-grade set filled with numerous highlights and representing an excellent collecting value. Total: 608 cards (complete set of 598 plus nine variations and one duplicate) and one wrapper.


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