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1973 to 1981 Topps and O-Pee-Chee Hockey Complete Sets (10 Sets, 2,332 Cards)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,080
Collection of ten complete hockey sets produced by Topps and O-Pee-Chee spanning the years 1973 to 1981. These sets, of course, include all the great stars and Hall of Famers of the era (many represented numerous times throughout the years), including Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, and Wayne Gretzky. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1973-1974 Topps complete set (198): 73% Nr/Mt or better and 27% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few lower). Keys: #10 Dryden AS (Nr/Mt+) and 150 Orr AS (Nr/Mt-Mt). 2) 1974-1975 Topps complete set (264): 76% Nr/Mt or better, 24% Ex to Ex-Mt (including one lower). Keys: #100 Orr (Nr/Mt-Mt), 130 Orr AS (Nr/Mt), 195 Potvin RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 261 Bowman (Nr/Mt). 3) 1974-1975 O-Pee-Chee WHA complete set (66): 73% Nr/Mt or better, 27% Ex to Ex-Mt (including one lower). Keys: #1 The Howes (Nr/Mt), 50 Hull (Ex-Mt), 53 Checklist (Nr/Mt), and 64 Plante (Nr/Mt). 4) 1975-1976 Topps complete set (330): 84% Nr/Mt or better, 16% Ex to Ex-Mt (including five lower). Keys: #35 Dryden (Nr/Mt-Mt), 100 Orr (Nr/Mt), and Orr AS (Nr/Mt+). 5) 1976-1977 Topps Glossy Insert complete set (22): Nr/Mt or better (including a few lower). 6-7) Two 1977-1978 Topps complete set (264 each set, total 528 cards): 55% Nr/Mt or better and 45% Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly due to centering, including some lower and a few miscut). 8-9) Two 1978-1979 Topps complete set (264 each set, total 528 cards): 85% Nr/Mt or better, 9% Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly due to centering), and 6% Vg to Vg-Ex (mostly due to spider wrinkles). Keys: two #1 Bossy HL (95/5 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+; 99/1 L/R, otherwise Ex) and two 115 Bossy RC (Nr/Mt-Mt+, Nr/Mt-Mt). 10) 1981-1982 O-Pee-Chee complete set (396): 55% Nr/Mt or better, 36% Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly due to centering), 9% Vg to Vg-Ex (including some lower and some miscut). Keys: #1 Bourque (75/25 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 63 Savard RC (10/90 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 106 Gretzky (90/10 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 107 Kurri RC (Ex-Mt), 108 Anderson RC (Nr/Mt+), 111 Coffey RC (Ex+), 117 Lowe RC (Nr/Mt), 118 Messier (10/90 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 120 Moog RC (Nr/Mt), 125 Gretzky SA (80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 148 Murphy RC (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 161 Ciccarelli RC (Nr/Mt), 269 Stastny RC (Nr/Mt), and 392 Gretzky RB (Nr/Mt). This is an outstanding comprehensive collection of hockey cards from 1973 to 1981 with many notable highlights. Total: 2,332 cards representing ten complete sets. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,080
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