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1971 Topps Complete Set (752) with 279 PSA-Graded Cards

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,113

Offered is an extraordinary high-grade complete set of 1971 Topps baseball cards. The black flush-to-the-border design of the 1971 Topps set makes this issue particularly challenging to collect in extremely high grade. This is one of the strongest high-grade sets of this popular 1970s issue we have ever offered. Of the 752 cards in the set, 279 (37%) have been professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. Included is one MINT 9, one NM-MT+ 8.5, twenty-nine NM-MT 8s, five NM+ 7.5s, 232 NM 7s, two EX-MT+ 6.5s, and nine EX-MT 6s. Beautiful and overall very high-grade set, especially for 1971 Topps! The PSA condition report is as follows: One card is graded MINT 9: #239 Schoendienst. One card is graded NM-MT+ 8.5: #450 Gibson. Twenty-nine cards are graded NM-MT 8: #12, 38, 100 Rose, 198, 264 Morgan, 277, 363, 373, 400 Aaron (OC), 431 (OC), 451 (OC), 645, 647, 650, 668, 669, 677 (OC), 679, 687, 692, 702, 711, 713, 721, 731, 734, 742, 743, and 747. Five cards are graded NM+ 7.5: #95, 116, 513 Ryan, 718, and 736. 232 cards are graded NM 7: #5 Munson, 6, 7, 11, 16, 17, 18, 20 Jackson, 21, 22, 23, 26 Blyleven, 28, 30 Niekro, 31, 34, 35, 37, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49, 50 McCovey, 52, 55 Carlton, 56, 57, 60, 62, 65, 67, 68, 86, 89, 94, 96, 98, 104, 106, 109, 110 Mazeroski, 112, 113, 114, 121, 122, 123, 126, 127, 132, 137, 138, 142, 147, 151, 160 Seaver, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 168, 174, 175, 176, 180 Kaline, 182, 184, 185, 186, 187, 189, 192, 195, 199, 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 210 Carew, 212, 213, 214, 216, 218, 219, 226, 228, 231, 238, 241, 243, 247, 249, 250 Bench, 252, 253, 256, 258, 261, 263, 267, 268, 273, 279, 284, 287, 289, 293, 295, 298, 304, 305, 310, 315, 316, 318, 331, 335, 336, 342, 346, 350 Williams, 352, 353, 354, 358, 361 Sutton, 362, 370, 371, 372, 374, 375, 378, 380 Williams, 382, 383, 392, 393, 397, 407, 411, 416, 417, 423, 424, 427, 433, 436, 439, 440, 444, 445, 448, 449, 452, 454, 455, 458, 465, 472, 474, 478, 484, 485, 488, 489, 500, 501, 504, 511, 520, 525 Banks, 530 Yastrzemski, 533, 534, 536, 538, 539, 542, 547, 558, 570 Palmer, 576, 581, 584, 587, 588, 593, 602, 630 Clemente, 639, 641, 644, 646, 655, 660, 663, 664, 667, 676, 680, 684, 690, 696, 698, 703, 707, 708, 714, 715, 716, 720, 723, 724, 726, 728, 733, 737, 738, 739, 740 Aparicio, 744, 745, 746, 748, and 752. Two cards are graded EX-MT+ 6.5: #343 and 600 Mays. Nine cards are graded EX-MT 6: #153, 341 Garvey, 404, 426, 435, 574 (ST), 599, 656, and 662. The condition of the 473 cards which have not been encapsulated range from Ex to Nr/Mt, averaging Ex-Mt overall. It is expensive to encapsulate a complete set with hundreds of cards, but the collector who put this set together did make the investment of grading 279 cards, which for a set that is not entirely graded is an extremely substantial selection. This is an extraordinary high-grade complete set of one of the most condition-sensitive of all card sets from any era. The SMR value for just the 274 graded cards (not including the five qualified cards and the 473 ungraded cards) is $4,043. Total: 752 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $4,113


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