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1962 Topps Complete Set (598)
Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $5,036.25
Grades 30% Nr/Mt and 70% Ex to Ex-Mt, evenly distributed among the two grades, with a few lesser. The 1962 Topps set has a well-deserved reputation for being the era's most condition-sensitive issue. The flush-to-the-border wood-grain design of 1962 Topps makes cards from this set particularly susceptible to wear. The offered set displays an occasional off-center card and an occasional gum stain (both typical for this issue). This particular set also includes two variations (one variation for #139 and both variations for #147), for a total of 600 cards. We have selected ten HOFer and superstar cards to be graded by SGC (all submitted by REA). Keys: #1 Maris (SGC NM 84), 5 Koufax (SGC EX/NM+ 82), 10 Clemente SGC NM 84), 18 Mantle/Mays (SGC EX/NM 80), 25 Banks (Vg-Ex), 30 Mathews (Ex), 45 Robinson (Ex), 50 Musial (Ex-Mt), 53 Maris/Mantle LL (Ex), 100 Spahn (Ex), 139 Babe Hits 6 (Ex-Mt), 140 Ruth/Gehrig (Nr/Mt), 150 Kaline (Ex), 199 Perry RC (SGC EX+ 70), 200 Mantle (SGC EX/NM+ 82), 218 Torre (Ex-Mt), 300 Mays (SGC NM 84), 310 Ford (Ex-Mt), 313 Maris IA (Ex+), 318 Mantle IA (Vg-EX), 320 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 340 Drysdale (Ex-Mt), 350 Robinson (Ex+), 360 Berra (SGC NM+ 86), 387 Brock RC (SGC NM 84), 394 Aaron AS (Nr/Mt), 395 Mays AS (Nr/Mt), 401 Maris/Cepeda (Nr/Mt), 425 Yastrzemski (Nr/Mt), 471 Mantle AS (SGC EX/NM+ 82), 500 Snider (Ex-Mt), 530 Gibson SP (Nr/Mt), 544 McCovey SP (Ex-Mt), 545 Wilhelm SP (Ex), 575 Schoendienst SP (Ex), 592 Bouton (Ex+), 594 Uecker (Ex), 596 Pepitone (Ex), and 598 Hickman (Ex-Mt). This is an extremely impressive 1962 Topps set, far superior to the average set of this very condition-sensitive issue. The equivalent SMR value for just the ten SGC-graded cards (not including the additional 590 cards in the set!) is $1,570 (there is no SMR value for the EX+ 5.5 or EX-MT+ 6.5 grades, so the four examples at these levels--including two Mantles--were calculated using the EX 5 and EX-MT 6 values). Total: 600 cards (set of 598 plus 2 variations). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $5,036.25
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