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1967 to 1969 Topps Partial and Complete Set Collection (1,848 cards)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,666.25
Collection of four partial or complete Topps baseball sets from the late 1960s. These sets, spanning the years 1967 to 1969, are highlighted by numerous key cards and Hall of Famers, including Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and rookie cards of Nolan Ryan, Johnny Bench, and Reggie Jackson. A total of fourteen cards are graded and encapsulated (ten PSA, one BVG, two KSA, and one WCG). 1) 1967 Topps Partial Set (536 cards): Missing 73 cards for completion. (The 73 missing cards include #150 Mantle, 400 Clemente, 430 Rose, and 61 high-numbers including #581 Seaver RC.) 63% Vg-Ex to Ex and 37% Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #5 Ford (Ex), 30 Kaline (ink on reverse, otherwise Vg-Ex), 45 Maris (Vg), 55 Drysdale (Vg), 100 F. Robinson (Vg), 103 Checklist - Mantle (Vg), 140 Stargell (Ex), 146 Carlton (Ex+), 166 Mathews (Gd), 200 Mays (Vg-Ex), 210 Gibson (Vg), 215 Banks (Vg), 250 Aaron (Gd/Vg), 285 Brock (Vg+), 355 Yastrzemski (Vg), 423 Fence Busters (Ex+), 460 Killebrew (Gd), 475 Palmer (Ex), and 480 McCovey (Vg). 2) 1968 Topps Complete Set (598 cards plus one duplicate Ryan RC): 64% Ex to Ex-Mt and 36% Vg-Ex or lesser (including some Pr/Fr). Keys: #45 Seaver (Ex), 50 Mays (PSA EX-MT 6), 80 Carew (Ex+), 110 Aaron (Ex), 150 Clemente (PSA VG-EX 4), two 177 Ryan RC (PSA EX-MT 6 and Fr/Gd), 230 Rose (95/5 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 247 Bench RC (Ex), 280 Mantle (PSA EX-MT 6), 330 Maris (Vg), 408 Carlton (PSA EX 5), 480 Manager's Dream (KSA ENM+ 6.5; we grade this Vg-Ex+), 490 Killebrew/Mays/Mantle (KSA ENM 6; we grade this Vg-Ex), 528 Tigers (Ex+), and 575 Palmer (Gd/Vg). Also graded are #180 Flood (WCG MINT 9.0; we grade this Nr/Mt-Mt) and #479 Gagliano (PSA EX 5). 3) 1969 Topps Complete Set (664 cards plus one variation): 25% Ex-Mt, 59% Ex, and 16% Vg-Ex (including some lesser). Keys: #50 Clemente (Ex), 95 Bench (Ex), 100 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 120 Rose (Vg+), 190 Mays (Vg-Ex+), 260 Jackson RC (Ex), 375 Killebrew (PSA EX 5), 480 Seaver (Vg-Ex+), 500 Mantle (PSA EX-MT 6), 510 Carew (BVG NM+ 7.5), 533 Ryan (PSA EX-MT 6), 573 Palmer (Ex-Mt), 597 Fingers RC (Ex), 600 Oliva (PSA EX-MT 6), and 630 Bonds (Ex). Also includes #151 Dalyrymple/Phillies variation. 4) 1969 Topps Decals Complete Set (48 cards): Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt). Attractive mid- to high-grade set with a few centering issues common to this set. The four partial or complete sets included in this lot represent an outstanding collection of classic Topps cards from the late 1960s with numerous highlights. The total SMR for just nine of the PSA-graded cards (excluding the VG-EX Clemente and the other 1,838 cards!) is $903. Total: 1,848 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,666.25
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