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Lot # 1143 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

High-Grade 1962 Topps Football Complete Set (176)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $6,600

Presented is an outstanding high-grade complete set of 1962 Topps football cards. This is by far the finest set of this popular issue we have ever offered. It 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 set is 77% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (with a few Nr/Mt-Mt) and 23% Ex (almost entirely due to centering issues). We have selected six cards to be graded by PSA. Keys: #1 Unitas (NM 7), 5 Berry (Nr/Mt), 17 Ditka RC (submitted to PSA and returned as "Minimum Size Requirement"; we grade this card Nr/Mt-Mt or better and strongly believe it is deserving of numerical grading and should very easily be graded if resubmitted), 28 Brown (NM 7), 36 Davis RC (NM 7), 63 Starr (Ex-Mt), 64 Hornung (Ex-Mt), 90 Tarkenton RC (EX-MT 6), 102 Tittle (Ex), 104 Gifford (Ex), 115 Jurgensen (NM 7), and 127 Layne (Ex+). This is a beautiful set that is far above the average normally encountered for 1962 Topps football! The total SMR value for just the five graded cards is $915. Total: 176 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500++. SOLD FOR $6,600


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