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1968 Topps Near-Complete Master Set (606/607)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,920
Grades 3% Nr/Mt-Mt, 77% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, and 20% Ex (with a few lesser due to centering). Crisp, clean, and attractive complete set of 1968 Topps, consisting of 598 different cards, plus eight of the nine variations required for a master set, including the very tough Mike McCormick white-letter card, for a total of 606 cards. Missing only checklist variation #278a to complete the master set. Highlighted by the rookie cards of HOFers Nolan Ryan and Johnny Bench, this set also includes the extremely popular “combo” cards featuring more than one player, with #480 Superstars (with Roberto Clemente), #490 Superstars (Harmon Killebrew, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays), and #530 Bird Belters (Frank and Brooks Robinson). Seven cards are professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #20 B. Robinson (Nr/Mt), 45 Seaver (Ex-Mt), 50 Mays (Ex+), 80 Carew (Ex+), 100 Gibson (Nr/Mt), 110 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 150 Clemente (Ex+), 177 Ryan RC (Vg-Ex+), 230 Rose (Ex-Mt+), 247 Bench RC (Ex), 280 Mantle (Ex-Mt), 330 Maris (Ex-Mt+), 480 Manager's Dream (Ex-Mt), 490 Superstars (Ex-Mt), 500 F. Robinson (Ex-Mt), 520 Brock (Nr/Mt), 528 Tigers (Ex-Mt), 530 Bird Belters (Ex-Mt), and 575 Palmer (Ex-Mt). Graded Cards: #49a (NM 7), 116 (NM 7), 200 Cepeda (NM 7), 345 (NM-MT 8), 400a McCormick WL (EX 5), 504 (NM-MT 8), and 561 (NM-MT 8). The 1968 Topps set is naturally loaded with stars and Hall of Famers, and complete sets in this grade are extremely popular. Sharp-looking set! Total: 606 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,920
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