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Lot # 1651 (1651 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

High-Grade 1969 Topps Football Collection (513 cards) Including 85 Hall of Famers

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $6,600

Presented is an outstanding collection of 513 cards from the 1969 Topps Football set consisting of a partial set of 214 different (out of 263) plus 299 duplicates. An incredible eighty-five Hall of Famers highlight this collection. This group originates from a very old-time collection and was very likely assembled directly out of packs and stored carefully for the last fifty years! he colored flush-to-the-border design of the 1969 Topps Football low-number series makes this set particularly challenging to collect in extremely high grade. This classic set features all the stars of the era, including rookie cards of Hall of Famer Larry Csonka and Brian Piccolo, and stars such as Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Dick Butkus, Bart Starr, and Fran Tarkenton. Condition of this collection is 67% Nr/Mt or better, 27% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 6% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: Three #1 Kelly (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt+ and Ex+), three 6 Hayes (Ex-Mt+, Ex+ and Ex), 20 Dawson (Nr/Mt), five 25 Unitas (wax on front, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt+, Nr/Mt+, Ex-Mt, Ex and 98/2 TB, otherwise Nr/Mt), three #26 Piccolo RC (Nr/Mt-Mt, Nr/Mt+ and wax on front, otherwise Nr/Mt+), two 34 Olsen (Nr/Mt+ and Nr/Mt), four 43 Ja. Smith (Nr/Mt-Mt, Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt+ and miscut, otherwise Nr/Mt), four 51 Sayers (Nr/Mt+, two Nr/Mt and miscut, otherwise Nr/Mt), two 53 Lilly (Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), five 55 Nitschke (Nr/Mt-Mt, Nr/Mt+, two Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), two 60 Maynard (Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), three 67 C. Taylor (two Nr/Mt-Mt and Vg), three 69 Alworth (two Ex-Mt and Ex), four 75 Meredith (Nr/Mt-Mt, Nr/Mt+, Nr/Mt and Ex+), three 76 LeBeau (all Nr/Mt), four 99 Mix (two Nr/Mt-Mt, Nr/Mt+ and Nr/Mt), three 100 Namath (Nr/Mt-Mt and two Nr/Mt+), 105 Atkins (Ex-Mt+), four J. Johnson (Nr/Mt, two Ex-Mt and Vg), 114 B. Mitchell (Ex-Mt), two 120 Csonka RC (Nr/Mt+ and Ex-Mt), two 139 Butkus (10/90 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt and no top border, otherwise Nr/Mt), two 150 Tarkenton (both Nr/Mt), four 161 Griese (two Nr/Mt and two Ex-Mt), four 163 Otto (Nr/Mt, two Ex-Mt and next card shows, otherwise Nr/Mt), four 168 Wood (Nr/Mt-Mt, two Nr/Mt+ and Ex-Mt), 192 Buoniconti (Ex-Mt), three 207 Mackey (all Nr/Mt+), two 215 Starr (Nr/Mt-Mt and Nr/Mt), two 222 Buchanan (Nr/Mt-Mt and Ex-Mt), four 227 Jurgensen (two Nr/Mt-Mt and two Nr/Mt+), 232 Blanda (Nr/Mt), and 255 Adderley (Ex-Mt). This is a superb collection of cards, with many notable highlights, from this very popular 1960s football-card issue! Total: 513 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $6,600

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