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1962 Topps Complete Set (598) Plus 92 Variations
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $10,665
41% Nr/Mt or better, 43% Ex-Mt, and 16% Ex (including 3% Vg-Ex). Extremely attractive complete set of 1962 Topps baseball. Accompanying the complete set of 598 different cards are an additional 92 variations, for a total of 690 cards! The 1962 Topps set has a well-deserved reputation for being the era's most condition-sensitive issue. The flush-to-the-border wood-grain design makes cards from this set particularly susceptible to wear. This is a beautiful set, bright and crisp throughout, with centering or light touches of wear against the fragile corners most commonly responsible for any downgrades. This set includes seventy-nine green-tint variations (found on cards #110-196) as well as the following thirteen pose or print variations: #22, 129, 132, 139b, 139c, 147, 174, 176, 190, 192, 458, 462, and 516. At a total of 690 cards, the offered set is just a handful of cards away from completion of a true master set. Consigned from an old-time collection, this set has been in storage for decades. We have selected seven cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: #1 Maris (miscut, otherwise Ex), 5 Koufax (NM 84), 10 Clemente (VG/EX 50), 18 Mantle/Mays (Ex), 25 Banks (Ex), 30 Mathews (Ex-Mt+), 45 Robinson (Ex-Mt), 50 Musial (no top border, otherwise Ex-Mt), 53 Maris/Mantle LL (Ex-Mt+), 70 Killebrew (Ex), 100 Spahn (Ex-Mt), 140 Ruth/Gehrig (Ex-Mt+), 150 Kaline (Ex-Mt+), 199 Perry (Ex), 200 Mantle (EX 60), 213 Ashburn (Nr/Mt), 218 Torre (Ex-Mt), 251 Yankees (Nr/Mt), 300 Mays (NM 84), 310 Ford (Nr/Mt), 313 Maris IA (Ex+), 318 Mantle IA (Ex-Mt), 320 Aaron (NM/MT 88), 340 Drysdale (Nr/Mt+), 350 Robinson (Nr/Mt), 360 Berra (Ex), 387 Brock (NM/MT 88), 394 Aaron AS (Ex-Mt, slight miscut), 395 Mays AS (Nr/Mt), 401 Maris/Cepeda (no left border, otherwise Nr/Mt), 425 Yastrzemski (Nr/Mt), 471 Mantle AS (NM 84), 500 Snider (Nr/Mt), 505 Marichal (Ex-Mt), 530 Gibson SP (Nr/Mt+), 544 McCovey SP (Ex), 545 Wilhelm SP (miscut, otherwise Nr/Mt), 575 Schoendienst SP (Ex-Mt), 591 McDowell (Ex-Mt), 592 Bouton (Nr/Mt-Mt), 594 Uecker (Nr/Mt+), 596 Pepitone (Nr/Mt), and 598 Hickman (Ex-Mt+). This is an extremely impressive 1962 Topps set, far superior to the average offered set of this very condition-sensitive issue and with an incredible number of variations providing the foundation for the assembly of an exceptional complete master set. The equivalent SMR value for just six of the seven graded cards (not including the VG/EX Clemente and also not including the 683 ungraded cards!) is $1,860. Total: 690 cards (complete set of 598 plus 92 variations). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+. SOLD FOR $10,665
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