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1968 Topps Near-Complete Set (591/598)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $948
Presented is an extremely clean, crisp, and consistent near-complete set of 591 cards (out of 598) from the 1968 Topps series, highlighted by the rookie cards of HOFers Nolan Ryan and Johnny Bench. This set also includes the extremely popular “combo” cards featuring more than one player, with #480 Superstars (with Roberto Clemente), #490 Superstars (Harmon Killebrew, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays), and #530 Bird Belters (Frank and Brooks Robinson). 87% range in grade from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), and 13% grade Vg (including a few lesser). Keys: #20 B. Robinson (Ex-Mt), 45 Seaver (Ex), 50 Mays (Ex), 80 Carew (Ex), 100 Gibson (Ex), 110 Aaron (Ex), 150 Clemente (Ex+), 177 Ryan RC (Vg-Ex+), 230 Rose (Vg-Ex+), 240 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 247 Bench RC (Vg+), 250 Yastrzemski (Ex), 280 Mantle (Pr), 330 Maris (Vg-Ex+), 355 Banks (Ex), 480 Manager's Dream (Vg-Ex+), 490 Superstars (Vg-Ex+), 500 F. Robinson (Ex), 520 Brock (Vg-Ex+), 530 Bird Belters (Pr), and 575 Palmer (Vg-Ex+). Missing the following seven cards for completion: #321 Durocher, 477, 508, 514, 528, 540 Tigers, and 563. The 1968 Topps set is naturally loaded with stars and Hall of Famers, and complete or near-complete sets in this grade are extremely popular. Total: 591 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $948
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