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1962 Topps Football Collection (303 cards) Including 60 Hall of Famers
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $4,800
Presented is an outstanding collection of 303 cards from the 1962 Topps Football set consisting of a partial set of 124 different (out of 176) plus 179 duplicates. This group originates from a very old-time collection and was very likely assembled directly out of packs and stored carefully for the last fifty years! The black-border design of the 1962 Topps football set makes this issue particularly challenging to collect in extremely high grade. This classic set features all the stars of the era, including rookie cards of Hall of Famers Mike Ditka and Fran Tarkenton, and stars such as Johnny Unitas, Jim Brown, Bart Starr, and Ernie Davis. Condition of the partial set is 57% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (with a few Nr/Mt-Mt) and 43% Ex (almost entirely due to centering issues). Condition of the duplicates is 31% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (with a few Nr/Mt-Mt) and 69% Vg-Ex to Ex (entirely due to centering issues). Keys: Three #1 Unitas (two Ex-Mt and Ex), three 8 Marchetti (Ex-Mt and two Ex), three 17 Ditka RC (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, and one with no right border), four 28 Brown (three Ex-Mt and one with no left border), two 32 Groza (both Ex), two 36 Davis RC (Vg-Ex and one with no bottom border), 39 Meredith (Ex-Mt+), two 60 Lane (Ex and one with no bottom border), 63 Starr (Ex), two 64 Hornung (Ex-Mt and Ex), four 68 Ringo (three Ex-Mt and Ex), two 70 Gregg (Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), two 79 Matson (Nr/Mt and one with no right border), two 90 Tarkenton RC (both Ex), three 92 McElhenny (two Ex and one with no right border), two 110 Huff (Nr/Mt and Ex), four 115 Jurgensen (Nr/Mt-Mt and three Ex), four 127 Layne (three Ex-Mt and Ex), four 129 Johnson (Ex-Mt+ and three Ex), five 134 Stautner (three Nr/Mt and two Ex), 159 Nomellini (no left border), and two 166 Mitchell (Nr/Mt and Ex). This is a beautiful collection that is in above-average condition for 1962 Topps football and full of highlights! Total: 303 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $4,800
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