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1973 to 1985 Topps Complete Set Collection (18 sets, 13,398 cards)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,160

Collection of twelve complete Topps baseball sets, comprised of a complete set run (missing only 1975) spanning the years 1973 through 1985, plus six additional sets (two 1985 Donruss, two 1986 Donruss, and two 1987 Donruss), for a total of eighteen complete sets. All six of the Donruss sets are factory-boxed sets with the original plastic wrapping still on the cards as issued. The collection is highlighted by the rookie cards of countless stars and Hall of Famers, including Schmidt, Winfield, Eckersley, Sutter, Murray, Molitor, Smith, Henderson, Ripken, Sandberg, Gwynn, Boggs, and Puckett.

1) 1973 Complete Set (660):
12% grade Nr/Mt, 66% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 12% Vg-Ex, and 10% Vg (includes a few slightly lesser). Keys: #1 Ruth/Mays/Aaron (Ex-Mt, miscut on back), 50 Clemente (Vg-Ex+), 100 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 220 Ryan (Ex), 305 Mays (Vg-Ex+), and 615 Schmidt RC (Ex).

2) 1974 Complete Set with Traded series (704):
21% grade Nr/Mt, 65% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 7% Vg-Ex, and 7% Vg (includes a few slightly lesser). Keys: #1 Aaron HR (Ex), 20 Ryan (Vg), 283 Schmidt (Ex+), 300 Rose (Ex), and 456 Winfield RC (Ex-Mt+).

3) 1976 Complete Set (660 plus 22 from the Traded series):
15% grade Nr/Mt, 63% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 9% Vg-Ex, 7% Vg, and 6% lesser (downgraded mostly due to glue residue and ink on reverse). Keys: #19 Brett (Vg), 98 Eckersley RC (Ex), 240 Rose (Ex), 316 Yount (Ex+), 330 Ryan (Ex-Mt), and 550 Aaron (Vg).

4) 1977 Complete Set (660):
27% grade Nr/Mt or better, 62% range from Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly all downgraded due to centering), 6% Vg-Ex, and 5% Vg (includes a few slightly lesser). Keys: #144 Sutter RC (Nr/Mt), 473 Dawson RC (Ex-Mt), 476 Murphy RC (Ex-Mt), and 650 Ryan (Vg-Ex+).

5) 1978 Complete Set (726):
45% Nr/Mt or better, 52% range from Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly all downgraded due to centering), and 3% Vg to Vg-Ex (includes a few slightly lesser). Keys: #36 Murray RC (Gd+), 400 Ryan (Ex+), and 707 Molitor RC (Ex).

6) 1979 Complete Set (726):
53% Nr/Mt or better, 46% range from Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly all downgraded due to centering), and 1% Vg-Ex (includes a few slightly lesser). Keys: #24 Molitor (Ex+), 55 Stargell (Ex-Mt+), 115 Ryan (Ex-Mt), 116 Smith RC (Ex+), and 650 Rose (Ex-Mt).

7) 1980 Topps (726):
Condition is Ex to Nr/Mt. Key: #482 Henderson RC (Ex-Mt). 8) 1981 Complete Set with Traded series (858): Condition is Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with a few Ex due to centering. 9) 1982 Complete Set with Traded series (924): 85% range from Ex to Nr/Mt, and 15% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lesser). Keys: #21 Ripken RC (Ex-Mt) and 98T Ripken RC (Nr/Mt). 10) 1983 Complete Set with Traded series (924): 90% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (includes a few Ex), and 10% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lesser). Keys: #83 Sandberg RC (Nr/Mt+), 482 Gwynn RC (Ex-Mt), and 498 Boggs RC (Vg). 11) 1984 Complete Set with Traded series (924): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few slightly lesser). Key: #8 Mattingly RC (Nr/Mt). 12) 1985 Complete Set with Traded series (924): 95% range from Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, and 5% slightly lesser. Key: #401 McGwire RC (Ex-Mt). 13-18) Two 1985, two 1986, and two 1987 Donruss Factory Sets (3,960): Condition is Nr/Mt-Mt to Mint. This is a very attractive collection of complete sets from an extremely popular era containing numerous highlights. Total: 13,398 cards from eighteen complete sets.




Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,160


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