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1975 Topps Mini Complete PSA-Graded Set (660): 8.52 GPA!

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $16,450

Presented is an extraordinary ultra high-grade complete set of 1975 Topps Mini baseball cards. This is by far the finest and highest-grade complete set of this popular issue we have ever offered! This set is not listed on the PSA Set Registry, but if it were registered it would be tied for the sixth highest listed set with a GPA of 8.52! 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. If ever there was a Topps set with what we would call a cult following, the 1975 Topps Mini set is it! It would not take long for anyone with even a passing interest in 1975 Topps Minis to realize that this is an issue with an extremely enthusiastic following. 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. It is hard to pinpoint exactly why this is the case, but it is, and has been since 1975! All 660 cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA. Included are seventeen GEM MINT 10s, 291 MINT 9s, forty-two NM-MT+ 8.5s, 305 NM-MT 8s, and five NM 7s. 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. The PSA grades are as follows: Seventeen GEM MINT 10: #35, 43, 76, 110, 154, 159, 186, 216, 218, 239, 274, 303, 365, 383, 391, 546, and 622 Lynn RC. 291 MINT 9: Including #2 Brock HL (HOF), 4 Kaline HL (HOF), 20 Munson, 21 Fingers (HOF), 60 Jenkins (HOF), 61 Winfield (HOF), 70 Schmidt (HOF), 80 Fisk (HOF), 100 Stargell (HOF), 130 Niekro (HOF), 140 Garvey, 185 Carlton (HOF), 220 Sutton (HOF), 223 Yount RC (HOF), 228 Brett RC (HOF), 280 Yastrzemski (HOF), 320 Rose, 370 Seaver (HOF), 450 McCovey (HOF), 540 Brock (HOF), 554 Gossage (HOF), 580 Robinson (HOF), 600 Carew (HOF), 616 Rice RC (HOF), 620 Carter RC (HOF), 640 Killebrew (HOF), and 660 Aaron RC. Forty-two NM-MT+ 8.5: #3 Gibson HL (HOF), 14, 38, 51, 64, 73, 131, 161, 167, 172, 177, 188, 194, 200, 257, 271, 290, 308, 310, 338, 357, 361, 394, 400, 409, 428, 446, 447, 471, 486, 495, 516, 527, 529, 556, 597, 604, 638, 646, 651, 658, and 659. 305 NM-MT 8: including #1 Aaron HL (HOF), 5 Ryan HL (HOF), 150 Gibson (HOF), 180 Morgan (HOF), 230 Hunter (HOF), 260 Bench (HOF), 300 Jackson (HOF), 335 Palmer (HOF), 500 Ryan (HOF), 530 Perry (HOF), and 623 Hernandez RC. Five NM 7: #50 Robinson (HOF), 77, 259, 462, and 470. This set has been assembled with great care and an uncompromising commitment to quality, with a concern for all factors, but with a special consideration to centering, which is evident throughout the entire set. This is an incredible set, without question one of the finest 1975 Topps Mini sets ever assembled in the history of collecting. The total SMR value for 601 of the PSA-grade cards (not including the seventeen GEM MINT 10s and forty-two NM-MT+ 8.5s, both of which are not listed in the SMR) is $11,538. Total 660 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+. SOLD FOR $16,450


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