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1968 Topps Complete Set (598)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,350
Grades 75% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (includes a few Nr/Mt-Mt), 25% Ex. Highlighted by the rookie cards of HOFers Nolan Ryan and Johnny Bench, the 1968 Topps set also includes the extremely popular “combo” cards featuring more than one player, with #480 Superstars (with Roberto Clemente), #490 Superstars (Harmon Killebrew, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays), and #530 Bird Belters (Frank and Brooks Robinson). Three cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #20 B. Robinson (Nr/Mt), 45 Seaver (Ex-Mt), 50 Mays (Ex-Mt), 80 Carew (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 100 Gibson (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 110 Aaron (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 150 Clemente (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 177 Ryan RC (PSA NM 7), 230 Rose (Nr/Mt), 240 Kaline (Nr/Mt), 247 Bench RC (PSA NM 7), 250 Yastrzemski (Nr/Mt), 280 Mantle (PSA NM 7), 330 Maris (Ex-Mt), 355 Banks (Ex), 480 Manager's Dream (Nr/Mt), 490 Superstars (Ex-Mt), 500 F. Robinson (Nr/Mt), 520 Brock (Nr/Mt-Mt), 528 Tigers (Ex-Mt), 530 Bird Belters (Ex), and 575 Palmer (Nr/Mt). Very sharp, clean, crisp overall Nr/Mt set with the usual number of mostly minor centering problems. This is a very sharp-looking set. The SMR value on just the three graded cards (not including the 595 ungraded cards) is $915. Also included with the set is a complete set of 1968 Topps Game cards (Ex overall) plus a five-cent wrapper (Ex-Mt). Total 632 items (complete set of 598 cards, plus 33-card game set, and one wrapper). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,350
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