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1968 Topps Complete Set: #6 PSA Registry! (8.94 GPA)

Starting Bid - $10,000, Sold For - $29,375

Presented is an extraordinary ultra high-grade complete set of 1968 Topps cards. This is by far the finest set of this popular issue we have ever seen or offered. All 598 cards have been encapsulated and graded by PSA. Included is one GEM MT 10, 561 MINT 9s, two NM-MT+ 8.5, and thirty-four NM-MT 8s. This set is registered as the sixth highest-graded set on the “PSA set registry” with an average grade of 8.94. All PSA 9 MINT cards from this set are so difficult to find. The assembly of a complete set with an average grade approximating that level (8.94), across all 598 cards, is simply remarkable. This is a miracle set! The grades for the entire set speak for themselves and can easily be accessed online on the PSA Set Registry under "Pete's 68's." Highlighted by the rookie cards of HOFers Nolan Ryan and Johnny Bench, this 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). The PSA grades are as follows: One GEM MINT 10: #133 (one of only six graded at this level). 561 MINT 9: including #16 Pinella, 20 B. Robinson, 27 Hodges, 30 Torre, 37 B. Williams, 40 McLain, 45 Seaver, 50 Mays, 58 Mathews, 80 Carew, 85 Perry, 86 Stargell, 100 Gibson, 110 Aaron, 144 Morgan, 145 Drysdale, 150 Clemente, 165 Oliva, 175 Wills, 200 Cepeda, 205 Marichal, 220 Killebrew, 230 Rose, 240 Kaline, 247 Bench RC, 250 Yastrzemski, 257 Neikro, 280 Mantle, 290 McCovey, 330 Maris, 355 Banks, 370 Aaron AS, 374 Clemente AS, 408 Carlton, 410 Jenkins, 480 Manager's Dream, 490 Superstars, 500 F. Robinson, 520 Brock, 528 Tigers, 530 Bird Belters, and 575 Palmer. Two NM-MT+ 8.5: #9 and 177 Ryan RC. Thirty-Four NM-MT 8: #1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 22, 76, 96, 107, 113, 128, 130 Perez, 136, 168, 178, 196, 251, 256 Cash, 263, 265, 270, 275, 281, 285, 356, 360, 375, 414 Lolich, 437, 447, 544, 579, and 583. This set has been assembled with great care and an uncompromising commitment to quality over a period of many years, with a concern for all factors, but with a special consideration to centering. The emphasis on centering makes this set even more spectacular than suggested by its extraordinary high grade, and is evident throughout the entire set. A review of the incredible composition of this set by grade emphasizes the extraordinary collecting achievement that it represents. This is without question one of the finest 1968 Topps sets ever assembled in the history of collecting. The total SMR value for the individual cards is $36,343. Total 598 cards. Reserve $10,000. Estimate $20,000++. SOLD FOR $29,375


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