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Lot # 653 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1976 to 1986 Topps Complete Set Run Plus Insert and Oddball Sets (38 sets, 9,954 cards)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,080

Extremely substantial and comprehensive collection of thirty-eight complete Topps baseball sets, comprised of a run of eleven complete "standard" sets spanning the years 1976 through 1986 plus twenty-seven assorted insert and oddball sets produced by Topps during the same time period. The collection is highlighted by the rookie cards of countless stars and Hall of Famers, including Eckersley, Sutter, Murray, Molitor, Smith, Henderson, Ripken, Sandberg, Gwynn, and Boggs. In total, an extraordinary 9,954 cards are represented in this collection!

The collection consists of the following: 1-2) 1976 Topps Complete Set Plus Traded (704): 46% Nr/Mt or better and 54% Ex to Ex-Mt (entirely due to centering). Keys: #19 Brett (Ex), 98 Eckersley RC (no top border, otherwise Ex-Mt), 240 Rose (no bottom border, otherwise Ex-Mt), 330 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 550 Aaron (Ex-Mt), and 599 Guidry RC (Nr/Mt). 3) 1977 Topps Complete Set (660): 25% Nr/Mt or better and 75% Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (entirely due to centering). Keys: #144 Sutter RC (Ex), 265 Fidrych (Ex-Mt), 473 Dawson RC (Nr/Mt+), and 476 Murphy RC (Nr/Mt+). 4) 1978 Topps Complete Set (726): 47% Nr/Mt or better and 53% Ex to Ex-Mt (entirely due to centering). Keys: #36 Murray RC (Nr/Mt), 100 Brett (Nr/Mt), 400 Ryan (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 707 Molitor RC (Ex-Mt+). 5) 1979 Topps Complete Set (727): 43% Nr/Mt or better and 57% Ex to Ex-Mt (almost entirely due to centering) with a few lesser. Keys: #24 Molitor (Ex), 40 Eckersley (Ex), 55 Stargell (Ex), 115 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 116 Smith RC (Ex+), and 650 Rose (Ex-Mt).

6) 1980 Topps Complete Set (726):
59% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt and 41% Ex to Ex-Mt (entirely due to centering). Keys: #482 Henderson RC (Vg) and 580 Ryan (Nr/Mt-Mt). 7) 1980 Topps Superstar Photo Gray Back Complete Set (60): Grades Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt). 8-9) 1981 Topps Complete Set Plus Traded (858): 48% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt and 52% Ex to Ex-Mt (entirely due to centering). Keys: #302 Valenzuela RC (Ex-Mt), 315 Gibson (Ex-Mt), 816 Raines (Nr/Mt), and 850 Valenzuela (Ex). 10) 1981 Topps Stickers Complete Set (262): Grades Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt. 11) 1981 Topps National Super Complete Set (15): Grades Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt. 12-13) 1982 Topps Complete Set Plus Traded (924): 82% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint) and 18% Ex to Ex-Mt (entirely due to centering). Keys: #21 Ripken RC (Nr/Mt-Mt) and 98T Ripken RC (Nr/Mt-Mt). 14) 1982 Topps KMart Complete Set (44): Grades Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt. 15-16) 1983 Topps Complete Set Plus Traded (924): 86% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint) and 14% Ex to Ex-Mt (almost entirely due to centering). Keys: #83 Sandberg RC (Ex), 482 Gwynn RC (Ex-Mt), 498 Boggs RC (Ex+), and 108T Strawberry RC (Nr/Mt-Mt). 17) 1983 Topps All-Star Glossy Complete Set (40): Grades Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt. 18) 1983 Topps Foldouts Complete Set (5): Grades Nr/Mt.

19-20) 1984 Topps Complete Set Plus Traded (924):
88% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint) and 12% Ex to Ex-Mt (entirely due to centering). Keys: #8 Mattingly RC (Nr/Mt-Mt) and 42T Gooden RC (Nr/Mt+). 21) 1984 Topps Rub Downs Complete Set (32): Grades Nr/Mt-Mt. 22) 1984 Topps Super Complete Set (30): Grades Nr/Mt-Mt. 23) 1984 Topps Glossy Complete Set (22): Grades Nr/Mt-Mt. 24) 1984 Topps All-Star Glossy Complete Set (40): Grades Nr/Mt-Mt. 25) 1984 Topps Cereal Complete Set (33): Grades Nr/Mt-Mt.

26-27) 1985 Topps Complete Set Plus Traded (924):
88% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint) and 12% Ex to Ex-Mt (entirely due to centering). Keys: #401 McGwire RC (Nr/Mt). 28) 1985 Topps Rub Downs Complete Set (32): Grades Nr/Mt-Mt. 29) 1985 Topps Super Complete Set (60): Grades Nr/Mt-Mt. 30) 1985 Topps All-Star Complete Set (22): Grades Nr/Mt-Mt. 31) 1985 Topps All-Star Glossy Complete Set (40): Grades Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt. 32) 1985 Topps All-Time Home Run Kings Complete Set (44): Printed in Ireland. Grades Nr/Mt-Mt.

33-34) 1986 Topps Complete Set Plus Traded (924):
90% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint) and 12% Ex to Ex-Mt (entirely due to centering). Keys: #11T Bonds RC (Nr/Mt-Mt) and 50T Jackson RC (Ex-Mt+). 35) 1986 Topps All-Star Complete Set (22): Grades Nr/Mt-Mt. 36) 1986 Topps All-Star Glossy Complete Set (60): Grades Nr/Mt-Mt. 37) 1986 Topps Mini League Leaders Complete Set (66): Grades Nr/Mt-Mt. 38) 1986 Topps Box Bottoms (4): Grades Nr/Mt or better.

This is a vast collection, totaling nearly 10,000 cards, that includes many of the most important cards of the two decades (including hundreds of stars and Hall of Famers!) and, as can easily be seen, provides an instant comprehensive collection of complete sets of the era. Total: 38 sets, 9,954 cards. SOLD FOR $1,080


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