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1961-1971 Topps Insert and Unusual Set Collection (13 sets, 1,140 cards)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $3,300
Collection of thirteen complete or near-complete sets (except for one set represented by only five examples) of 1961-1971 Topps insert and oddball issues. Far scarcer than standard Topps issues of the era, the unusual "oddball" sets that Topps was forever coming up with in the 1960s and early 1970s continue to add a tremendous dimension of interest to collecting today, just as they did when they were originally issued. Many of these sets are very scarce because they were issued only one insert per pack. This collection consists of the following: 1-2) Two 1961 Topps Stamps Near-Complete Sets in Original Albums. One set is missing sixteen stamps for completion (192/208) and the other is missing eleven (197/208). Both are entirely mounted in their original collector's albums. Overall condition of the stamps is Ex, with scattered centering issues as is typical for the set; albums are Pr to Gd, with paper loss on the front of one, and names written on the front of both. 3) 1962 Topps Stamps Complete Set in Original Album (200 stamps). Entirely mounted in original collector's album. Overall condition of the stamps is Ex or better, with scattered centering issues as is typical for this set. Album is Pr, with paper loss and light staining on front and back. 4) 1964 Topps Coins Complete Set (164 coins). Condition ranges from Ex to Nr/Mt (with the only problems being some minor rust spots along the rims, which is characteristic of this set). 5) 1964 Topps Giants Complete Set (60 cards). Condition ranges from Ex to Nr/Mt-Mt, averaging Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt. Keys: #3 Koufax (Ex-Mt), 11 Clemente (Ex-Mt), 25 Mantle (Nr/Mt+), 49 Aaron (Ex-Mt+), 51 Mays (Nr/Mt), and 60 Skowron (Ex). 6) 1965 Topps Embossed Complete Set (72 cards). Grades 90% Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt and 10% Vg. 7) 1967 Topps Pin-Ups Near-Complete Set (31/32 plus 25 duplicates, for a total of 56 pin-ups). Missing only #25 Morgan for completion. Grades Vg to Ex, with a few lesser (all have fold lines as issued). 8) 1968 Topps Game Complete Set (33 cards). Grades Ex to Nr/Mt, with three lesser. 9) 1969 Topps Deckle Edge Complete Set (33 cards). Grades Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt. 10) 1970 Topps Posters (5 posters). Clemente, Fairly, McCovey, McLain, and Wise. Grades Ex-Mt, with fold lines as issued. 11) 1970 Topps Scratch-Offs Near-Complete Set (23/24 cards). Missing only Wynn for completion. Grades Vg to Ex, with twelve lesser, due to writing. 12) 1970 Topps Super Complete Set (42 cards). Grades Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt overall, with a few lesser due to centering. 13) 1971 Topps Super Complete Set (63 cards). Grades Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt overall, with a few lesser due to centering. Very neat collection of thirteen unusual Topps complete or near-complete sets loaded with Hall of Famers and stars. Total: 1,140 cards and items. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,300
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