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Lot # 1193 (1193 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1975 Topps Mini Near-Complete Set (619/660) Including 278 PSA 8s, 9s, and 10s PLUS 1,000+ Duplicates!

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,900

Presented is an exceptional high-grade near-complete set of 1975 Topps Mini cards consisting of 619 different cards (out of 660 in a complete set). An impressive 278 cards are professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. The graded cards consist of ten GEM MINT 10s, 107 MINT 9s, five NM-MT+ 8.5s, and 156 NM-MT 8s. They have been carefully chosen by our consignor from thousands of Topps Minis that he obtained from personally opening packs and boxes over a period of several years. This method of building the set has also resulted in more than 1,000 duplicates, which are also included in this lot. The 1975 Mini cards are 20% smaller than the standard Topps cards and were test marketed only in Michigan and the West Coast. Aside from their smaller size, they are otherwise identical to the standard 1975 Topps cards. The colored flush-to-the-border design of the 1975 Topps Mini set makes this issue particularly challenging to collect in extremely high grade. The relative rarity, distinctive size, test-issue status, and all-around mystique and intrigue of the set all contribute to creating tremendous interest in the issue, far more so than other sets of the era. This classic set features all the stars of the era, including rookie cards of Hall of Famers George Brett, Robin Yount, Gary Carter, and Jim Rice, and stars such as Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Reggie Jackson, and Mike Schmidt.

PSA Grading Composite: GEM MINT 10 (10 cards): #59, 144, 214, 346, 467, 491, 495, 496, 501, and 566. MINT 9 (107 cards): including #2 Brock HL (HOF), 35 Santo (HOF), 189 Berra/Campanella MVP, 230 Hunter (HOF), 280 Yastrzemski (HOF), 309 Stolen Base Leaders, and 310 Victory Leaders. NM-MT 8.5 (5 cards): #190, 581, 625 Powell , 646, and 654. NM-MT 8 (156 cards): including #1 Aaron HL (HOF), 3 Gibson HL (HOF), 4 Kaline HL (HOF), 7 Ryan HL, 20 Munson, 60 Jenkins (HOF), 61 Winfield (HOF), 80 Fisk (HOF), 193 Berra/Campanella MVP, 195 Mantle/Aaron MVP, 198 Maris/Groat MVP, 200 Mantle/Wills MVP, 202 B. Robinson/Boyer MVP, 204 F. Robinson/Clemente MVP, 205 Yastrzemski/Cepeda MVP, 206 McLain/Gibson MVP, 211 Jackson/Rose MVP, 223 Yount RC (HOF), 307 HR Leaders, 311 ERA Leaders, 325 Oliva, 335 Palmer (HOF), 450 McCovey (HOF), 500 Ryan (HOF), and 622 Lynn RC. A complete inventory of the graded cards is available upon request. The ungraded cards are all bright, crisp, and clean, appearing pack fresh (because they are), with approximately 30% grading Nr/Mt - Nr/Mt-Mt or better and 70% technically lesser due to centering issues, which are so often a problem with this set. This is a remarkable assembly from this very popular Topps issue! The SMR value for just the 278 graded cards (excluding the more than 1,300 ungraded cards!) is $4,072. Total: 619 different cards, including 278 PSA graded, plus more than 1,000 duplicates. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+. SOLD FOR $3,900

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