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Lot # 1630 (1630 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1959 to 1977 Topps Football Complete Sets (6 Sets, 1,449 Cards)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $3,600

Extremely substantial and comprehensive collection of six complete Topps football sets spanning the years 1959 through 1977. 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. Three cards are graded by SGC (submitted by REA). 1) 1959 Set (176 cards): 44% Nr/Mt or better, 51% Ex to Ex-Mt, 5% lower (mostly due to centering). Keys: #1 Unitas (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex+), 10 Brown (15/85 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 23 Starr (15/85 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), and 82 Hornung (SGC NM/MT 88). 2) 1960 Set (132 cards): 29% Nr/Mt (including a few better), 57% Ex to Ex-Mt, 14% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Unitas (SGC EX/MT+ 82), 23 Brown (Nr/Mt), 51 Starr (Vg+), and 54 Hornung (Ex). 3) 1969 Set (263 cards): 21% Nr/Mt, 69% Ex to Ex-Mt, 10% Vg to Vg-Ex (including four with a possible slight trim). Keys: #25 Unitas (Ex-Mt+), 26 Piccolo RC (Ex+), 51 Sayers (Ex-Mt+), 75 Meredith (Ex), 100 Namath (Ex-Mt), 120 Csonka RC (Nr/Mt), 139 Butkus (Ex), 150 Tarkenton (Ex+), 161 Griese (Nr/Mt), and 215 Starr (Ex-Mt+). 4) 1971 Set (263 cards): 44% Ex to Ex-Mt, 56% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lower and eight with a slight trim). Keys: #1 Unitas (Vg-Ex), 156 Bradshaw RC (slight trim, otherwise Vg-Ex), 245 Greene RC (Vg-Ex), 250 Namath (Vg), and 260 Simpson (slight trim, otherwise no left border). 5) 1972 High Numbers Set #264-351 (88 cards): 42% Nr/Mt or better, 40% Ex to Ex-Mt, 18% lower (mostly due to miscut centering). Keys: #272 Griese AP (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 291 Spurrier RC (Ex), 316 Wright RC (98/2 T/B, otherwise Ex), 338 Spurrier IA (Nr/Mt), 341 Butkus IA (Nr/Mt), 343 Namath IA (SGC NM/MT 88), and 351 Willard IA (Ex). 6) 1977 Set Minus 1 (527/528 cards): Missing only #177 Largent for completion. 57% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few higher), 38% Vg to Vg-Ex, 5% lower. Keys: #29 Selmon RC (Vg-Ex), 50 Haynes RC (Ex), 99 Webster RC (Ex), 146 Carson RC (Vg-Ex), 195 Swann (Vg-Ex), 360 Payton (Ex), and 380 Casper RC (Vg). This is an outstanding assembly of complete sets, truly a collection unto itself, loaded with many stars, Hall of Famers, and highlights! Total: 6 sets, 1,449 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,600


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