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1978 Topps Complete Set (726): #3 PSA Set Registry (9.80 GPA) Including 602 PSA GEM MINT 10s!

Starting Bid - $10,000, Sold For - $48,000

Presented is an astonishingly ultra high-grade complete set of 1978 Topps baseball, entirely graded and encapsulated by PSA. This incredible set ranks third on the PSA Set Registry with an impressive overall GPA of 9.80 and includes an unbelievable 602 cards graded GEM MINT 10, among them many stars, Hall of Famers, and low-population commons. It goes without saying that the assembly of this set is a tremendous collecting achievement. This set was put together card by card over a period of several years but an extremely dedicated collector, who possessed an unwavering desire to acquire nothing but high-grade cards for his set. The result of his efforts was one of the finest sets ever assembled of this very popular issue.

PSA Grading Composite: GEM MINT 10 (602 cards): including #5 Rose RB, 6 Ryan RB, 7 Jackson RB, 20 Rose, 40 Yastrzemski, 60 Munson, 72 Dawson, 100 Brett, 112 Astros Team, 120 Carter, 122 Eckersley, 160 Palmer, 170 Brock, 173 Yount, 206 Strikeout Ldrs, 259 Dodgers Team, 270 Fisk, 302 Cubs Team, 360 Schmidt, 450 Seaver, 510 Stargell, 540 Carlton, 686 Perry, 700 Bench, 703 Morris RC, 708 Murphy, and 720 Jenkins. MINT 9 (124 cards): #1 Brock RB, 3 McCovey RB, 25, 34 McCovey, 36 Murray RC, 71, 73, 87, 97, 101, 103, 110, 111, 113, 115, 125, 130, 132, 133, 141, 145, 148, 158, 165, 167, 168, 172, 179, 183, 185, 188, 200 Jackson, 212, 220, 221, 231, 236, 245, 246, 275, 282 Yankees Team, 299, 300 Morgan, 320, 329, 330, 333, 338, 344, 346, 347, 349, 359, 363, 373, 386, 395, 397, 400 Ryan, 419, 431, 440, 442, 443, 444, 456, 457, 464, 466, 479, 481, 482, 483, 484, 487, 491, 493, 503, 508, 512, 515, 517, 522, 523, 526, 530 Winfield, 531, 534, 536, 538, 549, 554, 555, 556, 558, 559, 560, 562, 572, 573, 576, 579, 580, 597, 598, 601, 603, 608, 609, 636, 642, 645, 662, 670, 672, 680, 681, 682, 690, 691, 704, 707 Molitor/Trammell RC, 723, and 724.

Finding GEM MINT cards from any vintage set is no easy task. The presence of more than 600 GEM MINT cards from this thirty-seven-year-old set is nothing short of remarkable. Even the 124 MINT cards are likely only separated from their GEM MINT counterparts by some microscopic technical flaw. This set has been assembled with great care and an uncompromising commitment to quality, with a concern for all factors, which is evident throughout the entire set. This is an incredible set, without question one of the finest 1978 Topps sets ever assembled in the history of collecting. The total SMR value in the assigned grades is $29,828. Auction records for many of the cards exceed SMR pricing by large multiples, especially common players with extremely low populations in GEM MINT 10, meaning the true market value of this set is likely higher than the assigned SMR value. Total: 726 cards. Reserve $10,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $48,000


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