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1961 Topps PSA-Graded Complete Master Set (596) - 7.52 GPA

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $15,405

Presented is an extremely attractive high-grade complete master set of 1961 Topps baseball consisting of 596 different cards. In addition to the 587 cards in a basic set, nine variations are recognized by PSA in the master set listing on the PSA Set Registry (print variations for cards #47 and 492 as well as seven checklist variations on cards #98 [two], 189, 273, 361, 437, and 516). All are included. This ultra high-grade set has been assembled one card at a time by an extremely dedicated collector with an uncompromising commitment to condition and eye-appeal over a period of many years, actively seeking during the entire span of his collecting to complete a world-class master set of 1961 Topps, his favorite issue. All 596 cards in the offered set have been professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. This set currently ranks thirteenth on the PSA Set Registry with an extraordinary GPA of 7.52. This set consists of eight MINT 9s, eleven NM-MT+ 8.5s, 429 NM-MT 8s (one is qualified), one NM+ 7.5, 125 NM 7s, eleven EX-MT 6s, seven EX 5s, one VG-EX+ 4.5, and three VG-EX 4s.

PSA Grading Composite:
MINT 9 (8 cards): #38, 69, 208, 358, 359, 413, 414, and 428. NM-MT+ 8.5 (11 cards): #6, 7, 97, 214, 301, 336, 346, 400, 469, 476, and 574 Aparicio AS. NM-MT 8 (429 cards):#3-5, 8, 9, 11-18, 20 Roberts (HOF), 21-29, 30 Fox (HOF), 31-34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41 NL Batting Ldrs, 42 AL Batting Ldrs, 43 NL HR Ldrs, 44 AL HR Ldrs, 45, 46, 48-64, 66-68, 70-79, 81-87, 90-96, 98a, 98b, 98c, 99, 100, 102-109, 112, 115-118, 121, 122, 124, 125, 127, 129-131, 135, 136, 139, 140, 141 Williams RC (HOF), 142-145, 147, 149, 151, 152, 157-159, 161-164, 166, 168-173, 176, 178, 179, 181, 183-188, 189a, 189b, 190-199, 201-206, 209, 210, 211 Gibson (HOF), 212, 213, 215-221, 223-227, 229, 231-233, 235-242, 244, 246-251, 253-259, 260 Drysdale (HOF), 261-264, 266-272, 273a, 273b, 274-281, 283-286, 288, 294-299, 304, 305, 314-319, 321-325, 327-329, 332-335, 339-341, 343, 347-349, 351-357, 360 F. Robinson (HOF), 362-371, 373, 374, 376-378, 380-382, 384-387, 390-399, 402-404, 405 Gehrig (HOF), 407, 408, 410-412, 416, 418-423, 427, 429 Kaline (HOF), 430 Mazeroski (HOF), 431, 433, 434, 436, 437a, 437b, 438, 439, 440 Aparicio (HOF), 441, 442, 444, 446-449, 451-454, 455 Wynn (HOF), 456, 458, 459, 460 Hodges, 462, 463 Fisher, 464, 466-468, 470, 473, 474, 477 Fox MVP (HOF), 481, 483, 485 Banks MVP (HOF), 487, 488, 490 Bunning (HOF), 491, 492b, 493, 494, 496-499, 502-504, 505 Schoendienst (HOF), 507-514, 516a, 517 McCovey (HOF), 518-522, 526-533, 535-540, 542 Twins Team, 544, 546, 547, 549-552, 555, 556, 561, 562, 564-566, 568, 570 Fox AS (HOF), 571 Mazeroski AS (HOF, OC), 573, 582, 585, and 586 Ford AS (HOF). NM+ 7.5 (1 card): #245. NM 7 (125 cards): #1 Groat, 19, 35 Santo RC (HOF), 47a, 47b, 65 Kluszewski, 80 Killebrew (HOF), 88 Ashburn (HOF), 89 Martin, 101, 110, 111, 113, 114, 119, 120 Mathews (HOF), 123, 126, 128, 132, 133, 134, 137, 138, 146, 148, 153-156, 160, 165, 167, 174, 175, 180, 182, 200 Spahn (HOF), 207 Dodgers Southpaws (Koufax, HOF), 222, 228 Yankees Team, 230, 234, 243, 252, 282, 287 Yastrzemski (HOF), 289, 291-293, 302, 303, 307-311, 313, 320, 326, 330, 331, 337, 338, 342, 344 Koufax (HOF), 345, 350 Banks (HOF), 361a, 372, 375, 379, 383, 388 Clemente (HOF), 389, 401 Ruth (HOF), 406 Mantle HR (HOF), 409, 415 Aaron (HOF), 424, 432, 435 Cepeda (HOF), 443 Snider (HOF), 445, 450, 457, 461, 463 Braves Team, 465, 471 Rizzuto MVP (HOF), 472 Berra MVP (HOF), 475 Mantle MVP (HOF), 478 Maris MVP, 479, 480 Campanella MVP (HOF), 482 Mays MVP (HOF), 486, 489, 495, 500, 501, 506, 515, 516b, 523-525, 534, 541, 543, 545 Wilhelm(HOF), 548, 553, 554 Pirates Team, 558-560, 563, 569, 575 Banks AS (HOF), 579 Mays AS (HOF), 580 Kaline AS (HOF), 583, and 589 Spahn AS (HOF). EX-MT 6 (11 cards): #10 B. Robinson (HOF), 177 Larsen, 290 Musial (HOF), 312, 417 Marichal RC (HOF), 425 Berra (HOF), 557, 567, 572 B. Robinson AS (HOF), 581 F. Robinson AS (HOF), and 584. EX 5 (7 cards): #2 Maris, 265, 300 Mantle (HOF), 306, 361b, 577 Aaron AS (HOF), and 578 Mantle AS (HOF). VG-EX+ 4.5 (1 card): #150 Mays (HOF). VG-EX 4 (3 cards): #484 Aaron (HOF), 492a, and 576 Maris AS (HOF).

This is a tremendous set in all respects! Bright and crisp throughout, this is a world-class complete master set of this classic 1960s issue in uncompromising high grade. The very few cards graded VG-EX to EX-MT can easily be replaced, if desired, to bring this set to 100% NM or better condition. The SMR value for 592 of the graded cards (not including the four cards graded less than EX and factoring in the twelve NM+ and NM-MT+ half grades at the lower whole-grade level) is $15,665. It is a given that the SMR cannot begin to quantify the time and effort that is required to put together a set of this extraordinary quality, and this lot represents a remarkable opportunity to acquire an entirely graded, ultra high-grade complete master set of this popular issue. Total: 596 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+. SOLD FOR $15,405


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