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

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $9,000

Extraordinary ultra high-grade complete set of 1969 Topps Football cards plus two complete insert sets from the same year. 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 PSA. Keys: #25 Unitas (NM-MT 8), 26 Piccolo RC (NM-MT 8), 51 Sayers (MINT 9), 100 Namath (MINT 9), 120 Csonka RC (NM-MT 8), 139 Butkus (Nr/Mt+), 150 Tarkenton (Nr/Mt-Mt+), 161 Griese (Nr/Mt-Mt), 201 Biletnikoff (Nr/Mt), 215 Starr (NM-MT+ 8.5), and 232 Blanda (Nr/Mt-Mt). The balance of the set grades 90% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (with some Mint) and 10% 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. Also included are complete sets of 1969 Topps Stamp Albums (twenty-six albums, Nr/Mt overall) and 1969 Topps 4-in-1s (sixty-six cards, Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt). The SMR value for just the six graded cards is $1,970. Total: 355 cards (complete set of 263 plus complete set of 26 albums and complete set of 66 4-in-1 cards). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $9,000

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