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1970 to 1980 Topps Complete Set Collection (11 sets, 7,825 cards)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,900

Outstanding complete set run of 1970 through 1980 Topps baseball cards. These cards are starting "to have some age" to them! To us, it seems as if these cards were just released yesterday, but the fact is that it's been over forty years in some cases! These sets are full of Hall of Famers and stars and contain many notable highlights.

1) 1970 Topps Complete Set (720): 9% Nr/Mt (including a few higher), 67% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 24% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a some lower). Keys: #1 World Champions (Ex-Mt), 10 Yastrzemski (Ex-Mt), 140 Jackson (miscut, otherwise Vg-Ex), 150 Killebrew (Ex+), 189 Munson RC (Ex), 195 Seaver Wins Opener (slight trim, otherwise Vg), 300 Seaver (Ex-Mt), 350 Clemente (Nr/Mt+), 462 Aaron AS (Ex+), 500 Aaron (Ex), 580 Rose (Vg-Ex), 600 Mays (Ex-Mt), 630 Banks (Ex-Mt), 640 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 660 Bench (Ex-Mt), 700 F. Robinson (15/85 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 712 Ryan (Ex).

2) 1971 Topps Complete Set (752): 10% Nr/Mt, 74% Ex to Ex-Mt (including 2% Vg to Vg-Ex), and 16% presenting as Ex to Nr/Mt but showing traces of added color. Keys: #5 Munson (color added, otherwise Ex), 14 Concepcion RC (color added, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 20 Jackson (Ex), 26 Blyleven RC (Ex-Mt), 45 Hunter (color added, otherwise Ex+), 50 McCovey (color added, otherwise Ex-Mt), 55 Carlton (color added, otherwise Ex-Mt), 100 Rose (color added, otherwise Ex), 150 Seaver (Ex+), 180 Kaline (color added, otherwise Ex-Mt), 210 Carew (color added, otherwise Ex), 250 Bench (Ex), 264 Morgan (color added, otherwise Ex), 341 Garvey RC (Ex+), 384 Fingers (color added, otherwise Ex), 400 Aaron (color added, otherwise Ex), 449 Palmer (slight trim, otherwise Vg), 513 Ryan (Ex), 525 Banks (Ex), 550 Killebrew (color added, otherwise Vg+), 600 Mays (color added and slight trim), 605 Cepeda (color added, otherwise Ex), 609 Durocher (color added, otherwise Ex), 630 Clemente (Nr/Mt), 640 F. Robinson (Ex+), and 709 Baker/Baylor RC (color added, otherwise Ex).

3) 1972 Topps Complete Set (787): 11% Nr/Mt (including some better), 78% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 11% Vg to Vg-Ex (including approximately a dozen trimmed). Keys: #37 Yastrzemski (Ex), 49 Mays (Ex+), 50 Mays IA (Ex), 79 Fisk RC (Vg+), 230 B. Robinson (Ex-Mt+), 299 Aaron (Ex+), 300 Aaron IA (Nr/Mt), 309 Clemente (Ex+), 310 Clemente IA (Ex), 433 Bench (Ex), 435 Jackson (Vg-Ex), 441 Munson (Ex), 445 Seaver (Ex), 500 Torre (slight trim, otherwise Ex+), 559 Rose (Ex), 595 Ryan (Ex+), 686 Garvey (Vg-Ex+), Carew (Ex), 751 Carlton (Nr/Mt), 752 Morgan (Ex-Mt), and 754 F. Robinson (Ex+).

4) 1973 Topps Complete Set (660): 35% Nr/Mt or better and 65% Ex to Ex-Mt (including 3% lower). Keys: #1 All-Time HR Ldrs (Ex-Mt), 50 Clemente (Nr/Mt-Mt), 100 Aaron (Ex-Mt), 130 Rose (Ex+), 142 Munson (Ex), 174 Gossage (Nr/Mt+), 220 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 245 Yastrzemski (Ex+), 255 Jackson (Ex+), 305 Mays (Ex), 474 Ruth ATL (Nr/Mt), 614 Evans RC (Ex-Mt), and 615 Schmidt RC (Ex+).

5) 1974 Topps Complete Set Plus Traded (704):
46% Nr/Mt or better and 54% Ex to Ex-Mt (including 4% lower). Also includes five Washington NL variations (32, 53, 148, 226, and 599) and 654a Alou/no position. Keys: #1 Aaron Special (Nr/Mt+), 20 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 252 Parker RC (Ex-Mt), 283 Schmidt (Nr/Mt+), 300 Rose (Nr/Mt), 456 Winfield RC (Nr/Mt), and 654a Alou (Vg-Ex+).

6) 1975 Topps Complete Set (660):
10% Nr/Mt, 83% Ex to Ex-Mt (including some lower), and 7% presenting as Ex to Nr/Mt but showing traces of added color. Keys: #1 Aaron HL (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 5 Ryan HL (color added, otherwise Ex), 20 Munson (color added, otherwise Ex), 61 Winfield (Ex), 70 Schmidt (color added, otherwise Ex-Mt), 80 Fisk (color added, otherwise Ex), 185 Carlton (Nr/Mt), 223 Yount RC (Nr/Mt), 228 Brett RC (Nr/Mt+), 280 Yastrzemski (Nr/Mt), 300 Jackson (Ex-Mt), 320 Rose (Vg-Ex+), 335 Palmer (color added, otherwise Ex-Mt), 500 Ryan (Ex), 600 Carew (color added, otherwise Ex+), 616 Rice RC (Ex-Mt), 620 Carter RC (Nr/Mt), and 660 Aaron (Ex-Mt).

7) 1976 Topps Complete Set Plus Traded (704):
19% Nr/Mt or better, 76% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 5% lower. Keys: #1 Aaron RB (98/2 T/B, miscut left edge, otherwise Nr/Mt), 19 Brett (Ex-Mt), 98 Eckersley RC (Ex+), 240 Rose (Ex), 330 Ryan (Vg-Ex), and 550 Aaron (miscut left edge, otherwise Ex-Mt). 8) 1977 Topps Complete Set (660): 38% Nr/Mt (including some better), 57% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 5% lower. Keys: #144 Sutter RC (trimmed, otherwise Nr/Mt), 450 Rose (Nr/Mt+), 473 Dawson RC (Ex-Mt+), and 650 Ryan (Nr/Mt). 9) 1978 Topps Complete Set (726): 55% Nr/Mt (including a few better), 35% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 10% lower. Keys: #20 Rose (Nr/Mt-Mt+), 36 Murray RC (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 100 Brett (Nr/Mt), 400 Ryan (Nr/Mt+), and 707 Molitor/Trammell RC (Ex-Mt+). 10) 1979 Topps Complete Set (726): 30% Ex-Mt or better, 45% Ex, and 25% lower. Keys: #115 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 116 Smith RC (Ex), and 650 Rose (Vg-Ex). 11) 1980 Topps Complete Set (726): 60% Nr/Mt, 35% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 5% lower. Keys: #482 Henderson RC (Nr/Mt), 540 Rose (Ex-Mt), and 580 Ryan (90/10 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt). Total: 11 sets, 7,825 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,900


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