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1962 Topps Near-Complete Set (580/598) Plus 42 Variations
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $10,800
Presented is an extraordinary high-grade 1962 Topps near-complete set. In addition to being in such remarkably high grade, accompanying the near-complete set of 5?80 different cards (out of 598) are an additional forty-two green-tint variation cards, for a total of 622 cards! 1962 Topps is one of the most popular and classic of all baseball-card sets and has a well-deserved reputation for being the era's most condition-sensitive issue. The flush-to-the-border brown wood-grain design of the 1962 Topps set makes this issue particularly susceptible to edge and corner wear, and makes the assembly of high-grade sets all the more difficult. Consigned from an old-time collection and likely assembled in the year of issue! Condition: 33% Nr/Mt or better, 44% Ex-Mt, and 23% Ex (including 5% lesser due to extreme centering issues). It is very rare to find such an exceptionally attractive and high-grade complete set of this classic issue offered as a single unit, let alone with variations. We have selected seven cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: #1 Maris (Ex+), 5 Koufax (NM/MT 88), 10 Clemente (Ex), 18 Mantle/Mays (NM 84), 30 Mathews (Ex+), 45 Robinson (Nr/Mt), 50 Musial (Nr/Mt+), 53 Maris/Mantle LL (Nr/Mt+), 70 Killebrew (Ex-Mt+), 100 Spahn (Ex-Mt+), 140 Gehrig/Ruth (Nr/Mt), 150 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 199 Perry (Ex), 200 Mantle (NM+ 86), 300 Mays (EX/NM 80), 310 Ford (Nr/Mt+), 313 Maris IA (Nr/Mt+), 318 Mantle IA (NM 84), 320 Aaron (NM 84), 340 Drysdale (Nr/Mt), 350 Robinson (Ex), 360 Berra (Ex-Mt+), 387 Brock RC (NM+ 86), 394 Aaron AS (Ex-Mt), 395 Mays AS (Ex-Mt), 425 Yastrzemski (Ex-Mt), 471 Mantle AS (Ex+), 500 Snider (Ex+), 505 Marichal (Nr/Mt), 530 Gibson SP (Nr/Mt), 544 McCovey SP (Ex-Mt), 545 Wilhelm SP (no top border, otherwise Ex-Mt), 575 Schoendienst SP (Ex+), 591 McDowell (no left border, otherwise Nr/Mt), 592 Bouton (Ex-Mt+), 594 Uecker (Ex-Mt+), 596 Pepitone (Ex-Mt), and 598 Hickman (Ex). Missing the following eighteen cards for completion: #3, 23, 25 Banks, 28, 48, 59, 103, 207, 239, 241, 255, 278, 337, 400, 401 Maris/Cepeda, 428, 438, and 456. This is an outstanding near-complete set of this popular issue, with the bonus of having forty-two additional variations included. This lot could easily serve as the foundation for the assembly of a spectacular complete 1962 Topps master set. The equivalent SMR value for just the seven graded cards (not including any of the 615 ungraded cards) is $2,285. Total: 622 cards (near-complete set of 580 plus 42 variations). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+. SOLD FOR $10,800
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