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1956, 1959, 1961, 1967 Topps Football Complete and Partially Complete Sets (4 sets, 573 cards)
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,896.00
Collection of four complete or partially complete Topps football sets from the 1950s and 1960s. These sets are highlighted by scores of Hall of Famers and stars, including Jim Brown, Johnny Unitas, and Joe Namath. This collection has been saved in the family of our consignor for decades until now. The 1960s sets are particularly sharp and crisp and may have originated from packs or vending in the year of issue as they display a natural curl consistent with these means of issue. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1956 Topps complete set (120 cards plus checklist): 68% Ex (including some Ex-Mt), 22% Vg-Ex, and 10% Vg or lesser. Keys: #1 Carson SP (Vg-Ex), 11 Blanda (Ex-Mt), 22 Cardinals Team SP (Ex), 53 Gifford (Vg-Ex), 58 Matson SP (Vg+), 60 Moore RC (Ex+), 61 Redskins Team SP (Vg-Ex+), and Checklist (miscut, otherwise Vg-Ex). 2) 1959 Topps partial set (136 of 176 cards): 85% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), and 15% Vg (with a few lesser). Keys: #1 Unitas (Pr), 10 Brown (Vg-Ex+), 20 Gifford (Ex-Mt), 23 Starr (Vg), and 82 Hornung (Ex-Mt). 3) 1961 Topps complete set minus two (196 of 198 cards): Missing just two cards (#34 Martin and 59 Brodie) for completion. 34% Nr/Mt or better, 46% Ex-Mt, and 20% Ex (with a few lesser). Keys: #1 Unitas (Ex), 40 Hornung (Nr/Mt), 71 Brown (Ex-Mt+), 150 Maynard RC (Nr/Mt), 166 Kemp (Ex-Mt+), 182 Otto RC (Ex-Mt), and 198 Checklist (Vg-Ex+). 4) 1967 Topps near set (120 of 132 cards): Missing the following twelve cards for completion: #16, 22, 24, 65, 66, 74, 82, 99, 109, 111, 114, and 125. 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt and 10% Ex. Keys: #61 Dawson (Ex-Mt), 98 Namath (Ex+), 106 Biletnikoff (Ex-Mt+), and 123 Alworth (Ex-Mt+). This is an outstanding collection of near-complete and complete sets of Topps football cards that would provide an excellent foundation for the pursuit of completion or potentially provide upgrades or additions to an existing football-card collection. Total: 573 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,896.00
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