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1974 Topps "Deckle Edge" Proofs Near-Complete BVG-Graded Set (57 of 72)

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $2,666

This near-complete proof set (57 of the 72 cards) has been graded in its entirety by Beckett Vintage Grading (BVG). Outstanding high-grade near-set highlighted by forty Near Mint or better examples, including #57 Hank Aaron (NM-MT+), 54 Tony Perez (MINT), 66 Frank Robinson (MINT), 61 Reggie Jackson (NM-MT), and numerous other Hall of Famers. The BVG grades are as follows: Two MINT 9: #54 Perez and 66 Robinson. Nine NM-MT+ 8.5: #12 Sutton, 14, 17, 20 Brock, 22, 23, 30, 31 Stargell, and 57 Aaron. Thirteen NM-MT 8: #2, 18, 24, 26, 33, 38, 39, 40, 45 Palmer, 50, 55, 56, and 61 Jackson. Five NM+ 7.5: #13, 46, 51, 65, and 71 Bench. Ten NM 7: #1, 19, 27, 28 McCovey, 35, 42 (white back), 52, 53, 67, and 70. Three EX-MT+ 6.5: #6 Hunter (white back), 29, and 44. Ten EX-MT 6: #5 Carlton, 11, 34, 36, 47, 49, 59 Jenkins, 63, 69, and 72. Three EX+ 5.5: #3 Gibson, 8, and 9 Seaver. One VG-EX+ 4.5: #37. One VG-EX 4: #68. The fifteen cards missing for completion are: #4, 7 Munson, 10, 15, 16 Rose, 21, 25 B. Robinson, 32 Carew, 41 Ryan, 43 Yaz, 48, 58, 60, 62 Oliva, and 64 Fisk. The 1974 Topps "Deckle Edge" set was a test issue which received very limited distribution only in the Massachusetts area. Sets of this test issue are rarely offered. This near-set includes two "white back" variety cards, which are somewhat scarcer than the "gray backs." Featured in the set are all the major stars of the day, including Aaron, Jackson, Seaver, F. Robinson, and Bench, to name just a few. When these cards were issued, as their name implies, they were cut with "deckle edges." The cards in this group are proof versions with straight edges hand-cut from sheets. This is an extremely rare and entirely graded near-complete proof set of one of the most popular Topps test sets of the era. Total: 57 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $800+. SOLD FOR $2,666


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