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1970 thru 1979 Topps Complete Set Run (10 sets)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,525

Exceptional complete set run of 1970 through 1979 Topps baseball cards (missing twenty 1970 Topps cards and two 1971 Topps cards for completion as noted). These cards are starting "to have some age" to them! To us, it seems as if these cards were just released yesterday, but the fact is that it's been over thirty years. 1) 1970 Near-Complete Set (700/720): Missing the following twenty cards for completion: #10 Yaz, 189 Munson, 431, 449 Palmer, 491, 552, 553, 590, 640 Kaline, 645, 647, 654, 659, 660 Bench, 668, 692, 702, 703, 712 Ryan, and 714. 70% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt overall), 10% Ex, and 20% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Mets Team (Ex), 140 Jackson (Vg), 300 Seaver (Vg), 350 Clemente (Vg), 500 Aaron (80/20 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 580 Rose (Ex), 600 Mays (Pr), 630 Banks (Ex-Mt), 700 F. Robinson (Gd). 2) 1971 Complete Set Minus 2 (750/752): Missing just #570 Palmer and 630 Clemente for completion. 85% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 15% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #5 Munson (trimmed), 20 Jackson (trimmed), 100 Rose (Vg-Ex/Ex), 160 Seaver (5/95 L/R, otherwise Ex), 250 Bench (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex), 341 Garvey RC (Ex), 400 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 513 Ryan (90/10 T/B, otherwise Vg), 525 Banks (Vg-Ex), 600 Mays (80/20 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 640 F. Robinson (Vg-Ex), 709 Baylor/Baker RC (85/15 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt). 3) 1972 Complete Set (787): 20% Nr/Mt, 50% Ex-Mt, 30% Ex. Keys: #49 Mays (Ex), 79 Fisk RC (Ex), 299 Aaron (Ex-Mt), 309 Clemente (print marks, otherwise Ex), 559 Rose (Ex-Mt), 595 Ryan (Ex-Mt), 686 Garvey (Ex-Mt), 695 Carew (Ex). 4) 1973 Complete Set (660): 75% Nr/Mt, 25% Ex to Ex-Mt. Keys: #1 Ruth/Mays/Aaron (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 50 Clemente (Nr/Mt), 100 Aaron (Nr/Mt), 220 Ryan (Vg-Ex), 305 Mays (75/25 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 615 Schmidt RC (miscut, otherwise Ex). 5) 1974 Complete Set with Traded series (704): 30% Nr/Mt-Mt, 65% Nr/Mt, 5% Ex-Mt. Keys: #1 Aaron (Ex), 20 Ryan (Nr/Mt-Mt), 283 Schmidt (75/25 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 300 Rose (Nr/Mt-Mt), 456 Winfield RC (20/80 L/R with a slight tilt, otherwise Nr/Mt). 6) 1975 Complete Set (660): 65% Nr/Mt-Mt, 25% Nr/Mt, 5% Ex-Mt, 5% Ex. Keys: #61 Winfield (Nr/Mt), 70 Schmidt (Nr/Mt), 223 Yount RC (Nr/Mt), 228 Brett RC (Nr/Mt), 300 Jackson (Nr/Mt-Mt), 320 Rose (Nr/Mt-Mt), 620 Carter RC (Ex-Mt). 7) 1976 Complete Set (660): 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt. 8) 1977 Complete Set (660): 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt. 9) 1978 Complete Set (726): 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt. 10) 1979 Complete Set (726): 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt. Total 7,033 cards (eight complete sets and two near-complete sets). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $3,525


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