53% Ex to Ex-Mt (including some higher), 39% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 8% lesser. The 1962 Topps set has a well-deserved reputation for being the era's most condition-sensitive issue. The flush-to-the-border brown wood-grain design of the 1962 Topps set makes this issue particularly susceptible to edge and corner wear, and makes the assembly of high-grade sets all the more difficult. This is a very attractive midgrade complete set of this classic set, which includes all the great stars of the era. Keys:
#1 Maris (Pr), 5 Koufax (Vg+), 10 Clemente (90/10 L/R, otherwise Vg+), 18 Manager's Dream (Vg), 25 Banks (Fr), 30 Mathews (Vg), 45 B. Robinson (Ex), 50 Musial (Fr), 53 AL HR LDRS (Gd), 100 Spahn (Vg+), 140 Gehrig/Ruth (Vg+), 150 Kaline (Ex), 199 Perry RC (Gd), 200 Mantle (GOOD 2), 218 Torre RC (Vg), 300 Mays (Gd+), 310 Ford (Vg-Ex), 313 Maris Blast (Vg+), 318 Mantle Switch Hitter (Vg-Ex+), 320 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 340 Drysdale (Gd), 350 F. Robinson (Ex), 360 Berra (Ex-Mt+), 387 Brock RC (EX 5), 394 Aaron AS (Vg+), 395 Mays AS (Ex), 401 Maris/Cepeda (Vg), 425 Yastrzemski (Vg-Ex+), 471 Mantle AS (NM 7 [MC]), 500 Snider (20/80 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 530 Gibson (Vg), 544 McCovey (Vg-Ex+), 545 Wilhelm (Ex), 575 Schoendienst (Vg), 592 Bouton RC (Nr/Mt+), 594 Uecker RC (95/5 T/B, otherwise Ex), 596 Pepitone RC (Vg-Ex), and 598 Hickman RC (Ex). Affordable midgrade complete sets such as this are always extremely popular when available, as they represent such a tremendous collecting value. Total: 598 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.
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