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1973 to 1978 Topps Complete Set Collection (6 sets, 4,153 cards)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,740

Exceptional complete set run of 1973 through 1978 Topps baseball cards. These cards are starting "to have some age" to them! To us, it seems as if these cards were just released yesterday, but the fact is that it's been over thirty years. 1) 1973 Complete Set (660): 62% Nr/Mt or better, 25% Ex-Mt, and 13% Ex. Keys: #1 Ruth/Mays/Aaron (Ex-Mt), 50 Clemente (Nr/Mt), 100 Aaron (Nr/Mt-Mt), 130 Bench (Ex-Mt), 174 Gossage RC (Ex-Mt+), 220 Ryan (Vg+), 305 Mays (Nr/Mt), 615 Schmidt RC (Nr/Mt). 2) 1974 Complete Set Plus Team Checklist and Traded series (743): Complete set of 660 plus 44 Traded cards, 24 team checklists, 14 Nat'l League variations, and #654 Alou variation. 75% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt and 25% Ex to Ex-Mt. Keys: #1 Aaron (Ex-Mt+), 20 Ryan (miscut, otherwise Nr/Mt), 283 Schmidt (Nr/Mt), 300 Rose (10/90 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 456 Winfield RC (slight miscut, otherwise Ex-Mt). 3) 1975 Complete Set (660): 77% Nr/Mt or better, 23% Ex to Ex-Mt. Keys: #223 Yount RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 228 Brett RC (Nr/Mt), 500 Ryan (Ex-Mt), 616 Rice RC (Nr/Mt), 620 Carter RC (diamond cut, otherwise Nr/Mt), 660 Aaron (Nr/Mt). 4) 1976 Complete Set Plus Traded Series (704): Complete set of 660 plus 44 Traded cards. 72% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 28% Ex to Ex-Mt Keys: #19 Brett (slight miscut, otherwise Nr/Mt), 98 Eckersley RC (Nr/Mt), 240 Rose (Nr/Mt). 5) 1977 Complete Set (660): 70% Nr/Mt or better, 30% Ex-Mt. Keys: #144 Sutter RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 473 Dawson RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 476 Murphy RC (Ex+), 650 Ryan (Nr/Mt+). 6) 1978 Complete Set (726): 79% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 21% Ex-Mt. Keys: #36 Murray RC (Nr/Mt), 400 Ryan (Ex-Mt), 707 Molitor RC (Ex-Mt+). All cards are bright, crisp, and clean, with the sets appearing to have been built directly from packs in the year of issue. Centering issues are most commonly responsible for downgrades on otherwise sharp-looking cards. Total: 4,153 cards (six complete sets plus two Traded series, one Team Checklist series, and fifteen variations). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $4,740


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