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1973 to 1980 Topps Complete Set Collection (8 sets, 5,607 cards)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,440

Tremendous complete set run of 1973 through 1980 Topps baseball cards. These cards are starting "to have some age" to them! To us, it seems as if these cards were just released yesterday, but the fact is that it's been over thirty years. 1) 1973 Topps Complete Set (660): 76% Ex-Mt or better and 24% Ex. Keys: #1 Ruth/Mays/Aaron (Ex-Mt), 50 Clemente (Ex), 100 Aaron (Ex), 220 Ryan (Ex+), 305 Mays (Nr/Mt), 615 Schmidt RC (Ex-Mt). 2) 1974 Topps Complete Master Set (745): Complete set of 660 plus 44 Traded cards, 24 team checklists, 15 Nat'l League variations, and variations for #608 and 654. 84% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (including some Nr/Mt-Mt) and 16% Ex. Keys: #1 Aaron (Ex-Mt), 20 Ryan (Nr/Mt+), 283 Schmidt (Ex+), 300 Rose (Ex-Mt), 456 Winfield RC (Ex+). 3) 1975 Topps Complete Set (660): 58% Nr/Mt and 42% Ex-Mt (including some Ex). Keys: #223 Yount RC (Nr/Mt), 228 Brett RC (Ex-Mt), 320 Rose (Ex-Mt), 500 Ryan (Ex+), 620 Carter RC (Nr/Mt), 660 Aaron (Nr/Mt). 4) 1976 Topps Complete Set Plus Traded Series (704): Complete set of 660 plus 44 Traded cards. 29% Nr/Mt and 71% Ex to Ex-Mt. Keys: #19 Brett (Ex-Mt+), 98 Eckersley RC (Ex), 240 Rose (Ex), 330 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 550 Aaron (Ex-Mt). 5) 1977 Topps Complete Set (660): 39% Nr/Mt or better and 61% Ex to Ex-Mt. Keys: #144 Sutter RC (Ex), 473 Dawson RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 476 Murphy RC (/Nr/Mt+). 6) 1978 Topps Complete Set (726): 50% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 45% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 5% Vg-Ex. Keys: #36 Murray RC (Ex), 400 Ryan (Ex), 707 Molitor RC (Ex-Mt+). 7) 1979 Topps Complete Set (726): 68% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt and 32% Ex to Ex-Mt. Keys: #24 Molitor (Ex), 40 Eckersley (Ex), 55 Stargell (Ex), 115 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 116 Smith RC (Ex-Mt), and 650 Rose (Ex+). 8) 1980 Topps Complete Set (726): 75% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt and 25% Ex-Mt (including some Ex). Keys: #482 Henderson RC (Nr/Mt). All cards are bright, crisp, and clean, with the sets appearing to have been built directly from packs in the year of issue. Centering issues are most commonly responsible for downgrades on otherwise sharp-looking cards. Total: 5,607 cards. SOLD FOR $1,440


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