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1961 Topps Complete Set (587)
Starting Bid - $800, Sold For - $5,925
96% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt and including some Nr/Mt-Mt) and 4% Vg to Vg-Ex. This is a very sharp looking, high-grade complete set of one of the era's most popular issues. The 1961 Topps set includes five different Mickey Mantle cards, and was Topps' first venture into the popular League Leader subset. The Most Valuable Player subset, an extremely difficult high-number run, and the rookie cards of Juan Marichal, Billy Williams, and Ron Santo also highlight this set. Consigned from an old-time collection, this set has been in storage for decades. We have selected six cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: #1 Maris (Vg-Ex+), 10 Robinson (Vg-Ex), 35 Santo (Ex+), 44 Mantle/Maris LL (Vg+), 80 Killebrew (Ex-Mt+), 88 Ashburn (Nr/Mt-Mt), 120 Mathews (Ex-Mt), 141 Williams (Nr/Mt-Mt), 150 Mays (NM+ 86), 160 Ford (Nr/Mt-Mt), 200 Spahn (Nr/Mt+), 207 Koufax/Podres (Ex-Mt), 211 Gibson (Ex-Mt+), 228 Yankees (Nr/Mt), 287 Yastrzemski (Nr/Mt+), 290 Musial (Nr/Mt), 300 Mantle (NM+ 86), 307 Mantle WS (Ex+), 344 Koufax (NM/MT 88), 350 Banks (Nr/Mt+), 360 Robinson (Nr/Mt+), 388 Clemente (NM/MT 88), 401 Ruth (Nr/Mt), 405 Gehrig (Vg-Ex), 406 Mantle HR (Nr/Mt), 415 Aaron (miscut back, otherwise Ex-Mt), 417 Marichal (Ex-Mt+), 425 Berra (Ex+), 429 Kaline (Ex-Mt+), 430 Mazeroski SP (Ex+), 443 Snider (Nr/Mt), 460 Hodges (Nr/Mt-Mt), 472 Berra MVP (Nr/Mt), 475 Mantle MVP (NM 84), 478 Maris MVP (Vg), 482 Mays MVP (Ex+), 484 Aaron MVP (Ex-Mt), 485 Banks MVP (Nr/Mt), 517 McCovey (Ex-Mt), 542 Twins (Ex+), 545 Wilhelm (Ex-Mt), 554 Pirates (Nr/Mt), 572 B. Robinson AS (Nr/Mt), 575 Banks AS (miscut, otherwise Nr/Mt), 576 Maris AS (Nr/Mt+), 577 Aaron AS (Vg), 578 Mantle AS (NM+ 86), 579 Mays AS (slight miscut, otherwise Ex-Mt), 580 Kaline AS (Ex-Mt), 581 F. Robinson AS (1/99 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 586 Ford AS (Ex-Mt+), and 589 Spahn AS (0/100 L/R and ink on back, otherwise Ex-Mt). Four checklist variations are also included for cards #98 (both variations), 189, and 361. Top quality, high-grade complete set of this classic 1960s Topps issue. All cards are bright and fresh with centering the most common flaw and responsible for almost all of the downgrades on the few modestly graded cards. The equivalent SMR value for just the six graded cards (factoring in the three half grades at the lower-whole grade level and not including the 581 ungraded cards) is $1,430. Total: 591 cards (complete set of 587 plus four variations). Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $5,925
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