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1978 Topps Complete Set (726) Including 312 PSA MINT 9s and GEM MINT 10s PLUS 2,200 Duplicates!
Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $5,100
Presented is an exceptional ultra high-grade complete set of 1978 Topps baseball cards plus more than 2,200 duplicates! An impressive 312 cards are professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA, consisting of forty-seven GEM MINT 10s and 265 MINT 9s. Almost all of these cards have been carefully chosen by our consignor from thousands of Topps that he obtained from personally opening packs and vending boxes over a period of several years. Among the more than 2,200 duplicates included within this lot are several partial sets in varying stages of completion, the most complete of which contains more than 500 different cards. This classic set features all the stars of the era, including rookie cards of Hall of Famers Eddie Murray and Paul Molitor, and stars such as Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Reggie Jackson, George Brett, and Mike Schmidt.
PSA Grading Composite: GEM MINT 10 (47 cards): including #20 Rose, 72 Dawson (HOF), 140 Fingers (HOF), 211 Weaver (HOF), 270 Fisk (HOF), 325 Sutter (HOF), 450 Seaver (HOF), and 460 Hunter (HOF). MINT 9 (265 cards): including #5 Rose RB, 6 Ryan RB (HOF), 34 McCovey (HOF), 40 Yastrzemski (HOF), 60 Munson, 70 Gossage (HOF), 120 Carter (HOF), 122 Eckersley (HOF), 131 Blyleven (HOF), 160 Palmer (HOF), 170 Brock (HOF), 173 Yount (HOF), 189 Lasorda (HOF), 201 Batting Leaders, 202 Home Run Leaders, 205 Victory Leaders, 206 Strikeout Leaders, 300 Morgan (HOF), 360 Schmidt (HOF), 400 Ryan (HOF), 510 Stargell (HOF), 530 Winfield (HOF), 540 Carlton (HOF), 670 Rice (HOF), 686 Perry (HOF), 700 Bench (HOF), 703 Morris RC, 704 Whitaker RC, 707 Molitor/Tramell RC, 708 Murphy/Parrish, and 720 Jenkins (HOF). A complete inventory of the graded cards is available upon request. The ungraded cards are all bright, crisp, and clean, mostly pack fresh, with approximately 90% grading Nr/Mt - Nr/Mt-Mt or better and 10% technically lesser due to centering issues. This is a remarkable assembly from this very popular Topps issue! The SMR value for just the 312 graded cards (excluding the more than 2,200 ungraded cards!) is $4,685. Total: complete set of 726 cards, including 312 PSA graded, plus more than 2,200 duplicates. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000+. SOLD FOR $5,100
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