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Lot # 682 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1961 Topps Complete Set (587) with 104 PSA-Graded Cards (including 40 PSA MINT 9s!)

Starting Bid - $2,500.00, Sold For - $10,665.00

Presented is an extremely attractive complete set of 1961 Topps baseball. Of the 587 cards in the set, an impressive 104 (18% of the set) have been professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA (with four GAI and three SGC). Included are forty MINT 9s, one NM-MT+ 8.5, fifty-seven NM-MT 8s including #300 Mickey Mantle and twenty-four other Hall of Famers, and six NM 7s. This set was built with eye-appeal in mind, particularly with respect to the key cards, most of which are in exceptional high grade. The PSA grades are as follows: Forty MINT 9: #4, 13, 14, 18, 21, 31, 33, 53, 55, 57, 59, 62, 71, 76, 81, 85, 94, 97, 102, 105, 107, 169, 217, 223, 233, 263, 273, 317, 332, 378, 384, 391, 411, 431, 433, 452, 467, 488, 499, and 518. One NM-MT+ 8.5: #540 (GAI NM-MT+ 8.5). Fifty-seven NM-MT 8: #9, 10 Robinson, 17, 30 Fox, 41 NL Batting Ldrs, 43 NL HR Ldrs, 47 NL Pitching Ldrs, 49 NL Strikeout Ldrs, 80 Killebrew, 95 Cash, 100, 141 Williams RC, 150 Mays, 260 Drysdale, 287 Yastrzemski, 292 (GAI NM-MT 8), 300 Mantle, 344 Koufax, 350 Banks, 388 Clemente, 423, 425 Berra, 443 Snider, 460 Hodges, 482 Mays MVP, 494, 495 Howard, 516, 517 McCovey, 525, 530, 533, 535, 536 (GAI NM-MT 8), 537 (SGC NM/MT 88), 542 Twins Team, 544 (GAI NM-MT 8), 545 Wilhelm, 549, 550, 551, 553, 555, 561 (SGC NM/MT 88), 565, 567 (OC), 568, 570 Fox AS, 572 Robinson AS, 573, 575 Banks AS, 576 Maris AS, 577 Aaron AS, 578 Mantle AS, 579 Mays AS, 580 Kaline AS, and 586 Ford AS. Six NM 7: #2 Maris (SGC NM 84), 290 Musial, 327, 529, 543, and 559. Ungraded Keys:#1 Groat (Ex-Mt), 35 Santo RC (Nr/Mt), 44 AL HR Ldrs (Ex-Mt), 88 Ashburn (Nr/Mt), 120 Mathews (Nr/Mt), 160 Ford (miscut right edge, otherwise Ex), 200 Spahn (Ex+), 207 Koufax/Podres (Vg-Ex+), 211 Gibson (Ex-Mt), 228 Yankees Team (Ex-Mt), 307 Mantle WS (Ex), 360 F. Robinson (Nr/Mt), 401 Ruth (Ex-Mt), 405 Gehrig Benched (Vg-Ex), 406 Mantle HR (Ex-Mt), 415 Aaron (Vg-Ex+), 429 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 430 Mazeroski (Ex), 472 Berra MVP (Nr/Mt), 475 Mantle MVP (Ex), 478 Maris MVP (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex), 484 Aaron MVP (Ex+), 485 Banks MVP (Nr/Mt), 554 Pirates (Nr/Mt+), 581 F. Robinson AS (Ex), and 589 Spahn AS (Ex-Mt). The balance of the cards which have not been encapsulated grade 8% Nr/Mt, 28% Ex-Mt, 51% Ex, and 13% Vg-Ex (with some lesser). Many of the cards are downgraded due to light handling wear at the corners or centering issues. It is expensive to encapsulate a complete set with hundreds of cards, but the grading of 104 cards represents a significant investment and substantial selection. Bright and crisp complete set of this classic 1960s issue with, as can easily be seen, many significant condition highlights throughout. This is a beautiful set! The SMR value for just the 103 graded cards (not including the one qualified card or the 483 ungraded cards!) is $9,191. Total: 587 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+. SOLD FOR $10,665.00


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