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1973 Topps Candy Lids Complete Set (55): #5 PSA Set Registry!
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $1,920
Presented is an extremely attractive and for this issue exceptional high-grade complete set of 1973 Topps Candy Lids, entirely graded and encapsulated by PSA. These "cards" are actually round lids designed to be the tops of little cups of bubble-gum. A colorful portrait of one of fifty-five stars and Hall of Famers of the day is found on the bottom of each lid, with advertising for "Baseball Stars Gum" on the top. An impressive twenty-five Hall of Famers (plus Pete Rose) highlight this set. The offered set currently ranks fifth on the PSA Set Registry with an overall GPA of 4.22, which is particularly impressive for this set as lids are so often plagued by staining, broken tabs, and severe centering issues related to production. The PSA grading population numbers speak for themselves: Of the 1,350 candy lids graded by PSA to date, seventy-eight percent grade EX 5 or lower. PSA Grading Composite: EX 5 (41 cards): Allen (MC), Bando, Bonds, Bosman, Brock (HOF), Carew (HOF, MC), Carlton (HOF), Dierker, Fisk (HOF, MC), Foli, Fosse, Freehan, Harrelson, Hunter (HOF, MC), Jackson (HOF), Jenkins (HOF), Kaline (HOF, MC), Kirby, Marshall, May (MC), Mayberry (MC), Mays (HOF), McCovey (HOF), Murcer, Munson, Otis, Nolan (MC), Palmer (HOF, MC), Perry (HOF), Piniella, B. Robinson (HOF), F. Robinson (HOF, MC), Rodriguez, Rose, Ryan (HOF), Sanguillen, Seaver (HOF, MC), Stargell (HOF), Sutton (HOF, MC), Torre (HOF, MC), and Wood. VG-EX 4 (13 cards): Baker, Bench (HOF), Colbert, Davis, Epstein, Gibson (HOF), Killebrew (HOF), Lolich, Luzinski, Scott, Spier, Williams (HOF, MC), and Yastrzemski (HOF). VG 3 (1 card): Aaron (HOF). Each lid is bright, crisp, and clean, with brilliant colors and varying degrees of centering issues (as is to be expected with this set). This is an exceptional high-quality, high-grade complete set of these interesting and unusual Topps "cards," with many impressive highlights. Total: 55 candy lids. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,920
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