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1969 Topps Collection (1,250 cards) Including More Than 60 Hall of Famers!

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $3,600

Presented is a tremendous high-grade collection of approximately 1,250 cards from the 1969 Topps set, highlighted by more than sixty Hall of Famers, including Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, and Nolan Ryan. 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! When we received the cards, they were stored tightly in row boxes, from which we proceeded to build multiple complete or near-complete sets, which were sold in past auctions and realized between $3,300 and $9,600 due to their extraordinary quality! This collection represents the balance and includes heavy duplication. The 1969 Topps set is loaded with stars and Hall of Famers of the era and is one of the most popular sets of the decade, highlighted by the rookie cards of Oakland A's HOFers Reggie Jackson and Rollie Fingers, plus the last card of Mickey Mantle. This final card of "The Mick," who retired March 1, 1969, contains his complete statistical record on the reverse. Approximately 40% of the collection grades Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (including some better) and 60% grade Ex due to centering (including some technically lesser due to more severe centering problems). Two cards are graded by SGC (submitted by REA). Keys: Two #20 Banks (both miscut, otherwise Ex-Mt), three 50 Clemente (all slightly miscut, Ex), four 130 Yastrzemski (two Ex and two no right border), two 190 Mays (Ex-Mt and Ex+), 200 Gibson (no top border, otherwise Ex-Mt), three 250 F. Robinson (Ex and two with no border), two 255 Carlton (Ex+ and Ex), four 260 Jackson RC (all no left border, otherwise Ex), two 370 Marichal (Ex-Mt), 375 Killebrew (Ex), two 410 Kaline (no left border, otherwise Nr/Mt), four 412 Mantle CL (two Ex-Mt and two Ex), two 440 McCovey (Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), 480 Seaver (Ex-Mt), 500 Mantle (EX/NM 80), 533 Ryan (NM 84 and one with no top border), four 550 B. Robinson (two Ex-Mt and two Ex), and two 597 Fingers RC (Ex+ and Ex). This is a very high-quality collection of cards from this popular 1960s Topps issue! Total: approximately 1,250 cards.  Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,600

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