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1959, 1962, 1968, 1971, and 1974 Topps Partial and Near-Complete Set Collection (5 sets, 2,723 cards)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,700

Presented is an extremely attractive collection of five partial and near-complete sets from several classic Topps issues spanning the 1950s to the 1970s. Each set is highlighted by numerous stars and Hall of Famers.

1) 1959 Topps Near-Complete (515/572): Overall condition is 38% Ex (including a few better), 55% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 7% lower. Keys: #20 Snider (Gd), 30 Fox (Vg), 40c Spahn (Vg-Ex), 50 Mays (Vg-Ex), 163 Koufax (Gd), 180 Berra (Gd), 202 Maris (Vg-Ex), 212 Fence Busters (Gd), 350 Banks (Ex+), 380 Aaron (Vg-Ex+), 387 Drysdale (Gd+), 435 F. Robinson (Ex), 450 Mathews (Ex), 461 Mantle Homer (Vg-Ex+), 464 Mays Catch (Ex), 467 Aaron Clubs Homer (Gd+), 478 Clemente (Ex), 509 Cash RC (Ex+), 510 Yankees (Vg-Ex), 515 Killebrew (pencil mark on back, otherwise Vg), 543 Corsair Outfield Trio - Clemente (Ex), 550 Campanella (Vg), 561 Aaron AS (Vg-Ex). Missing the following numbers for completion: #10 Mantle, 92, 150 Musial, 166, 183, 184, 205, 223, 271, 289, 316, 317, 326, 342, 345, 352, 356, 360 Kaline, 365, 374, 377, 379, 395, 408, 417, 418, 430, 439, 443, 457, 470, 484, 485, 514 Gibson, 517, 521, 526, 527, 533, 535, 546, 551, 553, 555-559, 563-567, and 569-572.

2) 1962 Topps Partial Set (487/598): Overall condition is 84% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few higher) and 16% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lower). Keys: #1 Maris (Ex+), 10 Clemente (Vg-Ex+), 25 Banks (Ex), 50 Musial (Ex), 53 Maris/Mantle LL (Ex-Mt+), 70 Killebrew (Ex), 140 Ruth/Gehrig (Ex-Mt+), 199 Perry RC (Ex), 218 Torre RC (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 251 Yankees (Vg-Ex), 320 Aaron (Ex), 340 Drysdale (Ex-Mt), 350 F. Robinson (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 395 Mays AS (Ex), 401 Maris/Cepeda (no top border, otherwise Ex+), and 598 Hickman RC (Ex+). Missing the following numbers for completion: #5 Koufax, 18 Mantle/Mays, 30 Mathews, 40 Cepeda, 45 B. Robinson, 100 Spahn, 134, 150 Kaline, 200 Mantle, 220, 291, 300 Mays, 302, 304, 310 Ford, 313 Maris IA, 315 Ford IA, 317 Musial IA, 318 Mantle IA, 337, 338, 360 Berra, 369, 387 Brock, 391 Mazeroski AS, 394 Aaron AS, 425 Yastrzemski, 436, 460 Bunning, 462, 470 Kaline AS, 471 Mantle AS, 475 Ford AS, 483, 500 Snider, 521, and 523-597.

3) 1968 Topps Near-Complete Set (563/598): Overall condition is 25% Nr/Mt (including a few higher), 56% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 19% lower (including a few miscut). Keys: #50 Mays (Vg), 145 Drysdale (Vg), 240 Kaline (Vg-Ex+), 247 Bench RC (Ex), 355 Banks (Ex), 480 Manager’s Dream – Clemente (Ex), 520 Brock (Fr), and 528 Tigers (Vg+). Missing the following numbers for completion: #20 B. Robinson, 45 Seaver, 58, 80 Carew, 86, 100 Gibson, 103, 110 Aaron, 150 Clemente, 175, 177 Ryan, 220 Killebrew, 225, 230 Rose, 250 Yastrzemski, 280 Mantle, 290, 320, 330 Maris, 361, 372, 374, 390, 408, 490 Super Stars, 500 F. Robinson, 513, 530 Bird Belters, 554, 559, 572, 575 Palmer, 582, 587, 596.

4) 1971 Topps Partial Set (499/752): Overall condition is 50% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 45% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 5% lower. Keys: #26 Blyleven RC (Ex-Mt), 239 Schoendienst (Ex-Mt+), 350 B. Williams (Vg-Ex), 361 Sutton (Ex), 370 Torre (Ex+), 384 Fingers (Nr/Mt), 477 Weaver (Ex-Mt+), 567 Alston (Ex), and 580 Perez (Ex). Missing the following numbers for completion: #5 Munson, 8, 9, 11-13, 14 Concepcion, 16, 20 Jackson, 23, 30 P. Niekro, 36, 45 Hunter, 50 McCovey, 54, 55 Carlton, 61, 64-66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 83, 87, 91 Lemon, 92, 95, 102, 111, 115, 117, 123, 136, 138, 140 G. Perry, 144, 151, 159, 160 Seaver, 161, 165, 166, 170, 180 Kaline, 182, 183 Hodges, 203, 206, 210 Carew, 230 Stargell, 233, 237, 245, 247, 248 Wilhelm, 250 Bench, 255, 264, 272-276, 278, 279, 280 Jenkins, 281, 283, 285-289, 291-297, 299, 300 B. Robinson, 302-304, 307, 310, 312, 313, 318, 320-322, 324, 325 Marichal, 326-328, 330-333, 335, 341 Garvey, 368, 380 T. Williams, 400 Aaron, 439, 496-499, 513 Ryan, 520, 525 Banks, 529, 530 Yastrzemski, 532, 533, 538, 544, 549, 550 Killebrew, 553, 554, 574 Bunning, 579, 581, 582, 595, 598, 600 Mays, 603, 608, 609 Durocher, 612, 614, 616, 623, 630 Clemente, 635, 639, 640 F. Robinson, 645, 646, 648, 649, 650 Allen, 651-687, 688 Anderson, 689-699, 700 Powell, 701-708, 709 Baker/Baylor, 710-713, 714 D. Williams, 715-739, 740 Aparicio, 741-749, 750 McLain, 751, and 752.

5) 1974 Topps Complete Set (660): Overall condition is 51% Nr/Mt or better, 38% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 11% lower (mostly due to centering). Keys: #1 Aaron (Vg-Ex+), 10 Bench (Nr/Mt), 20 Ryan (Nr/Mt-Mt), 80 Seaver (Nr/Mt), 130 Jackson (Vg-Ex), 252 Parker RC (Nr/Mt-Mt+), 283 Schmidt (80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 300 Rose (80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), and 456 Winfield RC (Ex+).

This is a very substantial collection of cards that would provide outstanding foundations for the assembly of very attractive and consistent mid- to high-grade complete sets of these classic issues. Total: 5 sets, 2,723 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,700


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