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1959 Topps Complete Master Set (581): #11 PSA Set Registry (8.06 GPA)!

Starting Bid - $10,000, Sold For - $45,000

Presented is an extraordinary ultra high-grade complete set of 1959 Topps cards. This is by far the finest set of this popular issue we have ever offered! All 581 cards (complete basic set of 572 plus nine variations) have been encapsulated and graded by PSA. Included are seventy-one MINT 9s, five NM-MT+ 8.5s, 500 NM-MT 8s, two NM 7s, one EX-MT+ 6.5, and two EX-MT 6s. This set is registered as the eleventh highest-graded set on the PSA Set Registry with an impressive overall GPA of 8.06. This classic set features all the stars of the era, but in many cases more than once, as so many stars appear again in special multiplayer cards or in the All-Star series in the scarce high-number series (#507-572).

PSA Grading Composite: Seventy-one MINT 9:
#6, 18, 42, 58, 79, 98, 133, 145, 228, 235, 241, 242, 245, 246, 253, 255, 269, 273, 274, 281, 291, 294, 312, 315, 323, 331, 332, 361, 371, 376, 377, 378, 379, 385, 389, 392, 393, 394, 398, 399, 400, 402, 405, 406, 407, 410, 411, 412, 414, 417, 418, 419, 422, 423, 424, 426, 429, 434, 436, 437, 438, 447, 452, 453, 458, 484, 492, 493, 501, 522, and 535. Five NM-MT+ 8.5: #44, 51, 195, 433, and 556 Fox AS. 500 NM-MT 8: including #1 Frick, 10 Mantle, 20 Snider, 30 Fox, 40 Spahn (born in 1921 and born in 1931, 3 obscured), 50 Mays, 150 Musial, 163 Koufax, 180 Berra, 202 Maris, 212 Fence Busters, 300 Ashburn, 310 Aparicio, 317 NL Hitting Kings (Ashburn/Mays), 338 S. Anderson RC, 350 Banks, 360 Kaline, 380 Aaron, 387 Drysdale, 420 Colavito, 430 Ford, 435 F. Robinson, 439 B. Robinson, 450 Mathews, 461 Mantle Homer, 464 Mays’ Catch, 467 Aaron Clubs Homer, 470 Musial Hit, 478 Clemente, 509 Cash RC, 510 Yankees Team, 514 Gibson RC, 515 Killebrew, 528 Pirates Team, 543 Corsair Trio (Clemente), 550 Campanella, 552 Stengel AS, 559 Banks AS, 561 Aaron AS, 562 Kaline AS, 563 Mays AS, 564 Mantle AS, and 572 Pierce. Two NM 7: #321 (no optioned statement) and 336 (no trade statement). One EX-MT+ 6.5: #40 Spahn (born in 1931). Two EX-MT 6: #322 (no trade statement) and 416 (no circle copyright, U.S.A).

This set has been assembled with great care and an uncompromising commitment to quality over a period of many years, with a concern for all factors, but with a special consideration to centering. The emphasis on centering makes this set even more spectacular than suggested by its extraordinary high grade, and is evident throughout the entire set. A review of the incredible composition of this set by grade emphasizes the extraordinary collecting achievement that it represents. This is without question one of the finest 1959 Topps sets ever assembled in the history of collecting. The total SMR value for the individual cards is $37,854. Total: 581 cards (complete basic set of 572 cards plus nine variations). Reserve $10,000. Estimate $20,000/$30,000+. SOLD FOR $45,000


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