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1963 Topps Collection (1,900 cards) Including More Than 85 Hall of Famers!
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $6,000
Presented is an extremely sizeable collection of approximately 1,900 cards from the 1963 Topps set, highlighted by more than eighty-five Hall of Famers, including Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, and Sandy Koufax. This collection has been consigned by the family of an old-time collector who kept his sets stored away safely for decades. These cards were very likely pulled directly from packs and stored away in the year of issue! The collection originally consisted of nearly 4,000 cards from the 1963 Topps set, and we proceeded to make several complete or near-complete sets, which were sold in past auctions. This collection represents the balance and includes heavy duplication. All cards are bright, crisp, and clean, but the majority of the cards suffer from severe centering issues, which would ultimately cause them to grade modestly. Approximately 40% of the collection grades Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (including some better) and 60% would grade lesser due to centering (including some cards with 100/0 or worse centering). We submitted nine cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: Nine #115 Yastrzemski (one NM 84, two Ex-Mt, five Ex, and one severe miscut), six 120 Maris (one NM 84, one Ex+, and four Ex), eleven 135 Ashburn (six Ex-Mt, three Ex, and two Vg-Ex), six 138 Mays/Musial (one NM+ 86, two Ex-Mt, and three Ex), eight 173 Bombers' Best w/ Mantle (one NM 84, two EX/NM+ 82, three Ex, and two Vg-Ex), three 200 Mantle (one EX+ 70 and two no left border), three 210 Koufax (one EX/NM 80, one Ex, and one no left border), four 228 Oliva RC (two Nr/Mt and two Ex), two 242 Banks/Aaron (Ex and no right border), 275 Mathews (no right border), two 320 Spahn (Vg-Ex and no right border), four 340 Berra (Ex-Mt, two Ex, and Vg-Ex), 360 Drysdale (Ex), three 380 Banks (Ex-Mt and two Ex), 390 Aaron (NM 84), two 400 F. Robinson (both Ex), two 412 Dodgers' Big Three w/ Koufax (both Ex), four 415 Gibson (two Ex-Mt and two Ex), 490 McCovey (Ex), four 500 Killebrew (two Ex-Mt and two Ex), five 525 Fox (three Ex-Mt and two Ex), two 540 Clemente (both Ex), four 550 Snider (Nr/Mt and three Ex-Mt) and two 553 Stargell RC (both Vg-Ex). This is a substantial collection of cards from this popular 1960s Topps issue with many high-quality cards included! The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grades for just the nine graded cards is $785. Total: approximately 1,900 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $6,000
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