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1971 to 1978 Topps Complete Sets (6 sets, 4,116 cards)

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,680

Collection of six complete Topps baseball sets dating from 1971 to 1978. These cards are starting "to have some age" to them! To us, it seems as if these cards were just released yesterday, but the fact is that it's been about forty years. These sets are loaded with stars, Hall of Famers, and key rookie cards, including Mike Schmidt, George Brett, Robin Yount, Andre Dawson, and Eddie Murray. One card is graded and encapsulated by PSA. 1) 1971 Topps Complete Set (752): 53% Ex to Ex-Mt (includes a few Nr/Mt), 20% Vg-Ex, 7% Vg, and 20% lesser (most downgraded for color added to corners and/or borders). Keys: #5 Munson (no right border, otherwise Vg-Ex), 20 Jackson (Ex), 26 Blyleven RC (Ex-Mt), 100 Rose (Vg-Ex), 160 Seaver (color added on two borders, otherwise Ex), 250 Bench (Gd), 341 Garvey RC (Vg-Ex), 400 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 513 Ryan (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 525 Banks (Ex+), 600 Mays (Ex), 630 Clemente (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 640 F. Robinson (Ex), and 709 Baylor/Baker RC (Ex+). 2) 1973 Topps Complete Set Minus One (659/660): Missing only #50 Clemente for completion. 90% Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt) and 10% Vg-Ex (with some Vg). Keys: #1 Ruth/Mays/Aaron (Ex), 100 Aaron (Ex), 220 Ryan (Ex-Mt+), 305 Mays (Vg+), and 615 Schmidt RC (PSA NM 7). 3) 1975 Topps Complete Set Minus One (659/660): Missing only #530 Perry for completion. 70% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), and 30% Ex (most downgraded due to centering and includes a few slightly lesser). Keys: #1 Aaron HL (Vg-Ex), 5 Ryan HL (Ex), 7 Ryan HL (Nr/Mt), 61 Winfield (Ex), 70 Schmidt (Ex-Mt), 223 Yount RC (Ex-Mt), 228 Brett RC (Ex), 320 Rose (Ex+), 500 Ryan (Ex), 616 Rice RC (Ex+), 620 Carter RC (Ex+), and 660 Aaron (Ex+). 4) 1976 Topps Complete Set (660): 22% Nr/Mt, 69% Ex to Ex-Mt, 5% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 4% lesser (downgraded due to ink marks on reverse). Keys: #19 Brett (Ex), 98 Eckersley RC (Ex+), 240 Rose (Ex), 316 Yount (Nr/Mt-Mt), 330 Ryan (Nr/Mt), and 550 Aaron (Ex-Mt). 5) 1977 Topps Complete Set (660): 80% Ex to Ex-Mt, 15% Vg-Ex, and 5% Vg (includes a few lesser). Keys: #144 Sutter RC (Ex), 473 Dawson RC (Ex-Mt), and 476 Murphy RC (Ex). 6) 1978 Topps Complete Set (726): 75% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, and 25% Ex to Ex-Mt (most downgraded due to centering and includes a couple lesser). Keys: #36 Murray RC (Ex-Mt), 400 Ryan (Ex+), and 707 Molitor RC (Ex-Mt). This is a very attractive collection of complete sets from an extremely popular era that includes countless stars and Hall of Famers. Total: 4,116 cards from six complete sets.
Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,680

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