1961 Topps Complete Set (587)

Sold For: $1,800

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1120

Item Year: 1961

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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52% Ex to Ex-Mt, 43% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 5% lesser. This is a very attractive 1961 Topps set, highlighted by all the great stars of the era (many more than once, due to the Most Valuable Player subset), an extremely difficult high-number run, the rookie cards of Juan Marichal, Billy Williams, and Ron Santo, and a total of five different Mickey Mantle cards. We have selected three cards to be graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #2 Maris (Pr), 10 Robinson (Gd), 35 Santo RC (Gd+), 44 Mantle/Maris LL (Ex-Mt), 141 Williams RC (Vg-Ex), 150 Mays (Vg-Ex+), 160 Ford (Vg), 200 Spahn (85/15 L/R and T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 207 Koufax/Podres (Pr), 211 Gibson (Ex), 228 Yankees (Vg), 287 Yastrzemski (85/15 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 290 Musial (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex+), 300 Mantle (VG 3), 307 Mantle WS (Ex), 344 Koufax (Vg), 350 Banks (Ex), 360 F. Robinson (Gd+), 371 Skowron SP (Vg-Ex), 388 Clemente (VG-EX 4), 401 Ruth (Ex-Mt), 405 Gehrig (Ex), 406 Mantle HR (Ex), 415 Aaron (90/10 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 417 Marichal RC (EX 5), 425 Berra (Vg-Ex+), 429 Kaline (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 430 Mazeroski SP (Ex), 443 Snider (Vg+), 472 Berra MVP (pinhole, color added), 475 Mantle MVP (Vg-Ex+), 478 Maris MVP (Vg+), 482 Mays MVP (Ex), 484 Aaron MVP (20/80 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 517 McCovey (Vg-Ex), 542 Twins (Gd+), 545 Wilhelm (Ex), 554 Pirates (Ex), 572 B. Robinson AS (Ex+), 575 Banks AS (Ex), 576 Maris AS (Vg), 577 Aaron AS (Vg+), 578 Mantle AS (Pr), 579 Mays AS (Vg-Ex), 580 Kaline AS (Vg-Ex), 581 F. Robinson AS (Ex), 586 Ford AS (Gd), and 589 Spahn AS (Ex). Total: 587 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.


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