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Lot # 686 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1961 Topps Complete Set (587) Plus Near-Complete Set (520/587)

Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $3,555.00

The consignor of this lot REALLY likes 1961 Topps! These are the sixth and seventh complete or near-complete 1961 Topps sets that he has consigned to us in the past eight years. In 2005 this consignor sent us two 1961 Topps sets. We had no idea he had more until in 2011 a package arrived with another two sets plus 440 extra cards. (We're not sure, but we think he may have single-handedly kept the local candy store in business in 1961.) We thought we had "cleaned him out," when we were very pleasantly surprised by yet another package that arrived for this auction! He says this is it - there are no more. (We believe him; he's never said that before; it just never came up. But we are still saving a space in next year's catalog. Just in case.) Either way, he is officially a legend at REA and we appreciate his patronage of our services to sell his 1961 Topps cards over all these many years!

This lot consists of the following: one complete set of 1961 Topps (587 cards) plus a near-complete set of 520 cards, for a total of 1,107 cards. Complete Set (587 cards): 22% Ex-Mt, 54% Ex, 19% Vg-Ex, and 5% lesser grades. Keys: #2 Maris (Vg-Ex), 10 B. Robinson (Vg-Ex), 35 Santo RC (Ex), 44 HR LDRS (Mantle, Ex), 80 Killebrew (Vg), 88 Ashburn (Ex), 120 Mathews (Vg+), 141 B. Williams RC (Vg-Ex+), 150 Mays (Vg-Ex), 160 Ford (Vg-Ex), 200 Spahn (Vg+), 207 Koufax/Podres (Vg-Ex+), 211 Gibson (Ex), 228 Yankees Team (Vg-Ex), 260 Drysdale (Vg-Ex+), 287 Yaz (Vg-Ex), 290 Musial (Vg), 300 Mantle (Vg-Ex), 307 Mantle WS (Ex), 344 Koufax (Vg), 350 Banks (Ex), 360 F. Robinson (Vg+), 388 Clemente (Vg-Ex), 401 Ruth 60th Home Run (Vg-Ex), 405 Gehrig Benched (Vg-Ex), 406 Mantle HR (Vg-Ex), 415 Aaron (Ex-Mt), 417 Marichal RC (Vg), 425 Berra (Vg-Ex), 429 Kaline (Vg+), 443 Snider (Vg-Ex+), 472 Berra MVP (Ex), 475 Mantle MVP (Ex), 478 Maris MVP (Vg-Ex), 482 Mays MVP (Vg-Ex), 484 Aaron MVP (Ex-Mt), 517 McCovey (Ex), 545 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex), 576 Maris AS (Ex-Mt), 577 Aaron AS (Vg-Ex), 578 Mantle AS (Vg-Ex), 579 Mays AS (Vg-Ex), 586 Ford AS (Ex), and 589 Spahn (Vg-Ex). Near-Complete Set (520 cards): 13% Ex, 74% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, and 13% Gd with some lesser. Keys: #10 B. Robinson (Vg-Ex), 20 Roberts (Vg-Ex), 88 Ashburn (Vg), 120 Mathews (Ex), 141 B. Williams RC (Vg-Ex), 150 Mays (Vg), 160 Ford (Gd), 200 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 207 Koufax/Podres (Gd/Vg), 260 Drysdale (Gd), 290 Musial (Vg-Ex), 415 Aaron (Vg), 435 Cepeda (Gd/Vg), 443 Snider (Ex), 460 Hodges (Fr), 517 McCovey (Vg-Ex), 577 Aaron AS (Gd), 586 Ford AS (Gd), and 589 Spahn (Vg). The following sixty-seven cards are missing for completion of the near-complete set: #2 Maris, 43, 44 AL HR Ldrs, 77, 80 Killebrew, 81, 84, 95, 208, 211 Gibson, 213, 228 Yankees Team, 266, 268, 270, 273, 274, 275, 276, 287 Yaz, 299, 300 Mantle, 307 Mantle WS, 311, 344 Koufax, 350 Banks, 360 F. Robinson, 388 Clemente, 399, 401 Ruth, 405 Gehrig, 406 Mantle, 417 Marichal RC, 425 Berra, 429 Kaline, 430 Mazeroski, 433, 445, 446, 472 Berra MVP, 475 Mantle MVP, 478 Maris MVP, 482 Mays MVP, 484 Aaron MVP, 524, 529, 531, 533, 535, 538, 540, 541, 544, 545 Wilhelm, 553, 559, 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 565, 566, 575 Banks AS, 576 Maris AS, 578 Mantle AS, 579 Mays AS. This is an outstanding collection of one complete and one near-complete set of 1961 Topps filled with numerous stars, Hall of Famers, and other highlights. Total: 1,107 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.
SOLD FOR $3,555.00


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