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Ultra High-Grade 1969 Topps Football Near-Complete Set (255/263)

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $4,500

Extraordinary ultra high-grade near-complete set of 1969 Topps Football cards, missing only eight cards for completion (#8, 44, 138, 148, 153, 191, 209, and 245). This is an incredible set that originates from a very old-time collection and must have been carefully assembled in the year of issue and remained untouched ever since. These cards look like they were just printed! The colored flush-to-the-border design of the 1969 Topps Football low-number series makes this set particularly challenging to collect in extremely high grade. This classic set features all the stars of the era, including rookie cards of Hall of Famer Larry Csonka and Brian Piccolo, and stars such as Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Dick Butkus, Bart Starr, and Fran Tarkenton. We have selected six cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: #25 Unitas (NM/MT 88), 26 Piccolo RC (NM+ 86), 51 Sayers (NM/MT 88), 55 Nitschke (NM/MT+ 92), 100 Namath (NM/MT+ 92), 120 Csonka RC (NM/MT 88), 139 Butkus (Nr/Mt), 150 Tarkenton (Nr/Mt), 161 Griese (Nr/Mt+), 201 Biletnikoff (Nr/Mt), 215 Starr (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 232 Blanda (Nr/Mt-Mt). The balance of the set grades 85% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (with some Mint) and 15% Ex-Mt (almost entirely due to centering). This is an incredible set, without question one of the finest 1969 Topps Football sets we have ever seen. The equivalent SMR value for just the six graded cards (factoring in the three half-grades at the lower whole-grade level) is $605. Total: 255 cards.   Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $4,500

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