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Lot # 1622 (1622 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1956 to 1970 Topps Football Complete Sets (7 Sets, 1,394 Cards)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,280

Extremely substantial and comprehensive collection of seven complete Topps football sets spanning the years 1956 through 1970. Though they do not have as many cards as the Topps baseball sets of the era, and are not as valuable, these football sets are actually rarer than their baseball counterparts. Each set is loaded with all the great stars and Hall of Famers. 1) 1956 Topps Complete Set (120 cards plus checklist): 25% Ex to Ex-Mt, 68% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 7% lower. Keys: #1 Carson SP (Vg+), 6 Van Brocklin (Vg-Ex), 11 Blanda (Ex), 13 Janowicz (85/15 L/R and B/T, otherwise Ex-Mt), 22 Cardinals Team SP (Vg), 41 Roosevelt Brown (Ex), 44 Schmidt (Vg+), 47 George (Vg+), 49 LeBaron (Gd+), 53 Gifford (Vg-Ex), 58 Matson SP (part of next card showing, otherwise Vg+), 60 Moore RC (Vg-Ex), 61 Redskins Team SP (Gd), 74 Gifford (Ex), 86 Tittle (Vg), 101 Grier (Gd+), 116 Layne (Vg+), and 120 Vessels RC (Ex). 2) 1960 Topps Complete Set (132 cards): 73% Ex to Ex-Mt (including some higher) and 27% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a couple lower). Keys: #1 Unitas (Vg+), 23 Brown (Vg+), 51 Starr (Ex+), 54 Hornung (Vg), and 74 Gifford (Ex). 3) 1961 Topps Complete Set (198 cards): 29% Ex-Mt (including some higher), 58% Ex, and 13% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a couple lower). Keys: #1 Unitas (Vg-Ex+), 39 Starr (Ex-Mt), 40 Hornung (Ex), 59 Brodie (Ex+), 71 Brown (Ex), 145 Blanda (Ex), 150 Maynard (Ex), 166 Kemp (Vg-Ex), 182 Otto (Ex), and 198 Checklist (Vg). 4) 1965 Philadelphia Complete Set (198 cards): 25% Ex-Mt (including a few higher), 64% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 11% lower (most presenting as Ex or better, but downgraded due to pen marks). Keys: #12 Unitas (pencil on back, otherwise Vg+), 31 (pen mark front and back, otherwise Vg+), 41 Warfield (Vg+), 53 Renfro (Ex-Mt), 81 Starr (Ex+), 110 Tarkenton (Ex-Mt), 195 Taylor (Vg-Ex+), 197 Checklist (Ex), and 198 Checklist (Ex-Mt). 5) 1968 Topps Complete Set (219 cards): 42% Ex (including some higher) and 58% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lower). Keys: #1 Starr (Vg), 65 Namath (Vg+), 75 Sayers (Vg-Ex), 100 Unitas (Ex+), 142 Blanda (Ex), 161 Tarkenton (Gd+), 173 F. Little RC (Ex), and 196 Griese RC (Ex). 6) 1969 Topps Complete Set (263 cards): 19% Ex (including some higher), 75% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 6% lower. Keys: #1 Kelly (Ex-Mt), 25 Unitas (pencil mark on front, otherwise Vg+), 26 Piccolo RC (Vg-Ex), 34 Olsen (Ex-Mt+), 51 Sayers (Vg), 55 Nitschke (Ex-Mt), 75 Meredith (Vg-Ex), 100 Namath (Gd+), 120 Csonka RC (Vg-Ex+), 139 Butkus (Fr), 150 Tarkenton (Vg), 161 Griese (Vg+), 215 Starr (Vg), and 232 Blanda (Ex). 7) 1970 Topps Complete Set (263 cards): 20% Nr/Mt (including a few better), 76% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 4% lower. Keys: #30 Starr (Ex-Mt), 70 Sayers (Ex), 90 Simpson RC (15/85 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt+), 114 Smith RC (Ex-Mt), 150 Namath (Ex), 162 Csonka (Nr/Mt), 180 Unitas (Ex), and 190 Butkus (Nr/Mt). This is an outstanding assembly of complete sets, truly a collection unto itself, loaded with many stars, Hall of Famers, and highlights! Total: 7 sets, 1,394 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++. SOLD FOR $2,280


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