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Lot # 409 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1940 to 1988 Baseball Card Collection Including Sets (12,000+ cards)

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $5,510.00

This boyhood collection of over 12,000 cards would be an outstanding foundation for any young collector or adult interested in getting started in the sports-card collecting hobby. This collection includes a smattering of cards from most Topps sets from 1953 through the late 1960s, complete Topps sets from 1970 to 1976, various additional sets from the late 1970s and 1980s, and even a small selection of highlight vintage cards (including Aaron rookie and 1940 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio). This collection includes classic vintage cards of Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, and many more (far too many to list in detail). This is the kind of collection that is rarely offered intact, and is a treasure trove of excitement for the collector who does not have a budget of tens of thousands of dollars, but has great interest in all cards, vintage and modern. 1) Highlight vintage singles include: 1940 Play Ball Ted Williams (Fr-Gd); 1948 Leaf Joe DiMaggio (Gd); 1954 Topps Hank Aaron rookie card (Gd); seven Mickey Mantle cards including two 1956 Topps (Vg and Gd), 1958 Topps #150 (Vg), 1961 Topps #300 (Vg-Ex), 1966 Topps #50 (Vg), 1968 Topps #280 (Vg), and 1969 Topps #500 (Vg). 2) 1964 Topps Giants Complete Set (60): Ex overall. Keys: #3 Koufax SP (Ex), 11 Clemente (Ex), 25 Mantle (Ex), 49 Aaron (Ex), 51 Mays SP (Ex), 60 Skowron SP (Ex). 3) 1970 Complete Set (720): 5% Nr/Mt, 35% Ex to Ex-Mt, 55% Vg-Ex, 5% Vg. Keys: #140 Jackson (Ex), 189 Munson RC (Ex), 300 Seaver (Nr/Mt), 350 Clemente (Vg-Ex), 500 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 580 Rose (Ex), 600 Mays (Vg), 630 Banks (Vg), 640 Kaline (Vg-Ex), 660 Bench (Vg), 700 F. Robinson (Vg-Ex), 712 Ryan (Vg). 4) 1971 Complete Set (752): 15% Ex to Ex-Mt, 65% Vg-Ex, 20% Vg. Keys: #5 Munson (Vg-Ex), 20 Jackson (Vg-Ex), 100 Rose (Vg-Ex), 160 Seaver (Vg-Ex), 250 Bench (Vg-Ex), 341 Garvey RC (Vg-Ex), 400 Aaron (Vg-Ex/Ex), 513 Ryan (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 525 Banks (Vg-Ex), 600 Mays (Vg), 630 Clemente (Vg), 640 F. Robinson (Ex), 709 Baylor/Baker RC (Vg-Ex). 5) 1972 Complete Set (787): 20% Nr/Mt, 60% Ex to Ex-Mt, 15% Vg-Ex, 5% Vg. Keys: #49 Mays (Vg-Ex), 79 Fisk RC (Ex-Mt), 299 Aaron (Ex-Mt), 309 Clemente (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 559 Rose (Vg-Ex), 595 Ryan (Ex bordering on Ex-Mt), 686 Garvey (Ex), 695 Carew (Ex). 6) 1973 Complete Set (660): 35% Ex to Ex-Mt, 55% Vg-Ex, 10% Vg. Keys: #50 Clemente (Ex), 220 Ryan (Vg), 305 Mays (Vg-Ex), 615 Schmidt RC (Vg). 7) 1974 Complete Set (660): 35% Ex to Ex-Mt, 55% Vg-Ex, 10% Vg. 8) 1975 Complete Set (660): 25% Nr/Mt, 60% Ex to Ex-Mt, 15% Vg-Ex. 9) 1976 Complete Set (660 plus Traded Set of 44): 40% Nr/Mt, 55% Ex to Ex-Mt, 5% Vg-Ex. 10) 1978 Complete Set (726): 65% Nr/Mt or better and 35% Ex to Ex-Mt. 11) 1979 Complete Set (726): 45% Nr/Mt and 55% Ex to Ex-Mt. 12) 1980 and 1981 Complete Sets (each 726 cards): 55% Nr/Mt or better and 45% Ex to Ex-Mt. 13) 1982 to 1985 Complete Sets (each 792 cards): 80% Nr/Mt or better and 20% Ex-Mt. 14) 1984 to 1988 Traded Sets (7 sets) of 132 cards each (two 1986 and 1988, tape seals broken): Nr/Mt-Mt. 15) 1975 SSPC Complete Set (630): Nr/Mt. 16) 1977 Topps 500-count Vending Box: Nr/Mt or better. 17) Large assortment of over 2,000 single cards, most dating from the 1970s but includes a couple hundred cards from the 1960s and approximately 100 cards from the 1950s. Many star cards including Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Ernie Banks, Sandy Koufax, Reggie Jackson, Yogi Berra, etc. Condition varies from Poor to Nr/Mt, with majority of the cards grading in the Excellent range. The older cards tend to be in slightly lesser grades. 18) Miscellaneous assortment of items including two 1989 Topps unopened boxes with 36 unopened packs each, two 1960s Mickey Mantle pencil sets, 1955 Golden Stamp Book of the Brooklyn Dodgers (Vg-Ex), 1960 Boston Red Sox game program (Ex), 50 different Babe Ruth first day cachet covers (all in NM condition), a few patches, two "Greatest Moments in Sports" 45 rpm records, etc. Tremendous potpourri of material spanning four decades (not including the 1940s, which is represented by just a couple of cards), including many highlights and Hall of Famers from each decade. Total over 12,000 cards plus miscellaneous items. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $4,000/$6,000. SOLD FOR $5,510.00


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