1968 to 1971 Topps Shoebox Collection (4,227 cards) Including Three Partial Sets and More Than 275 Hall of Famers!

Sold For: $2,400

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1181

Item Year: 1968

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Extremely substantial collection of approximately 4,227 cards from four classic Topps sets of the late 1960s and early 1970s. This collection is highlighted by three partial sets from these issues and more than 275 Hall of Famers.

1) 1968 Topps (109 cards): Includes ninety-nine different cards. Condition is 13% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 42% Ex, 32% Vg-Ex, and 13% lower. Keys: #20 B. Robinson (HOF, Ex), 45 Seaver (HOF, Vg-Ex), two 80 Carew (HOF, both Ex), four 85 G. Perry (HOF, Ex-Mt and three Ex), 103 Sutton (HOF, Vg-Ex), 110 H. Aaron (HOF, Nr/Mt), 215 Bunning (HOF, Vg-Ex+), 235 Santo (HOF, Vg-Ex), 240 Kaline (HOF, 20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), two Bench RC (HOF, PSA EX 5 and Ex), 250 Yastrzemski (HOF, Pr), 257 P. Niekro (HOF, Ex-Mt), two 310 Aparicio (HOF, both Ex), 321 Durocher (HOF, Ex), 364 Morgan AS (HOF, Vg-Ex), and 520 Brock (HOF, Ex-Mt).

2) 1969 Topps (1,224 cards): Includes a partial set of 443 different (out of 664). Condition is 5% NrMt, 71% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 24% Vg to Vg-Ex (including some lower). Keys: Three #35 Morgan (two Ex and Vg), four 120 Rose (Nr/Mt, Ex, Vg-Ex+ and Pr-Fr), three 130 Yastrzemski (Ex and two Vg-Ex+), 255 Carlton (10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex), five 295 Perez (two Ex-Mt and three Ex), seven 355 Niekro (Ex-Mt, three Ex, two Vg-Ex and Vg), three 375 Killebrew (Ex-Mt+, Ex and Vg-Ex), five 385 Cepeda (Ex-Mt+ and four Ex), 480 Seaver (Vg-Ex+), four 485 Perry (three Ex and Vg-Ex), 510 Carew (95/5 T/B, otherwise Ex), two 545 Stargell (both Ex+), two 550 B. Robinson (Ex-Mt and Ex+), and three 573 Palmer (Ex-Mt, Ex+, and Ex).

3) 1970 Topps (1,055 cards):
Includes a partial set of 506 different (out of 720). Condition is 19% Nr/Mt or better, 53% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 28% Vg to Vg-Ex (including 4% lower). Keys: Three #10 Yastrzemski (Ex-Mt, Ex+ and Vg+), two Blue RC (Ex-Mt and Ex+), two 140 Jackson (Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex+), five 150 Killebrew (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, Ex, Vg-Ex and Fr), 189 Munson RC (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 197 Ryan Saves the Day (Ex-Mt+), 211 Williams (Vg), two 220 Carlton (80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+ and Vg-Ex), two 230 B. Robinson (Ex-Mt and Ex), two 240 Jenkins (Nr/Mt and Ex), six 250 McCovey (three Ex-Mt, Ex, Vg-Ex and Vg+), 290 Carew (Nr/Mt), five 291 Durocher (Nr/Mt, two Ex, Vg-Ex and Vg+), 300 Seaver (Vg), five 330 Brock (two Ex-Mt and three Ex), 449 Palmer (Ex), 458 Rose AS (no right border, otherwise Ex-Mt), 459 Jackson AS (miscut left edge, otherwise Ex), two 462 Aaron AS (2/98 T/B, otherwise Ex and Vg+), two 464 Bench AS (no bottom border, otherwise Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex), 470 Stargell (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 500 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 580 Rose (no left border, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), two 630 Banks (Ex+ and Vg-Ex), and 712 Ryan (Vg-Ex). PSA-Graded Cards: One MINT 9: #610 Koosman. Eight NM-MT 8: #36, 56, 90, 92, 166, 231, 551, and 629. Six NM 7: #37, 53, 295, 316, 325, and 338.

4) 1971 Topps (1,839 cards): Includes a partial set of 644 different (out of 752). Condition is 6% Nr/Mt (including a few better), 59% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 35% Vg to Vg-Ex (including 5% lower, some of which show added color). Keys: #5 Munson (Vg-Ex, Vg+), eight 14 Concepcion RC (two Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, three Ex, Vg-Ex and Vg), four 20 Jackson (two Ex, Vg-Ex+ and 90/10 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), seven 26 Blyleven RC (Ex-Mt, three Ex and three Vg-Ex), six 30 Niekro (Ex-Mt+, four Ex and Vg+), seven 45 Hunter (two Ex-Mt, four Ex and Vg), five 50 McCovey (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, two Ex and Vg-Ex), five 55 Carlton (three Ex, Vg-Ex and Vg), four 100 Rose (three Ex and Vg), four 140 Perry (three Ex and Vg-Ex), five 160 Seaver (Ex+, three Vg-Ex and Vg), two 180 Kaline (Ex-Mt+and Ex), six 183 Hodges (two Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, Ex, Vg-Ex and Vg), three 210 Carew (two Vg-Ex and Vg+), three 230 Stargell (all Ex+), two 250 Bench (Ex and Gd), two 264 Morgan (Ex-Mt and Ex), two 300 B. Robinson (Ex-Mt+ and 5/95 T/B, otherwise Ex+), two Garvey RC (Nr/Mt and Ex+), two 400 Aaron (PSA EX 5 and Vg-Ex+), three 450 Gibson (all Ex), 525 Banks (Gd+), 600 Mays (Gd), 625 Brock (85/15 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), and two 640 F. Robinson (PSA NM 7 and Ex-Mt). Additional PSA-Graded Cards: Two NM-MT 8: #652 and 678. Six NM 7: #681, 701, 707, 716, 718, and 730. One EX-MT+ 6.5: #690. Seven EX-MT 6: #682, 689, 691, 732, 742, 747, and 752. One EX+ 5.5: #717 SP. Two EX 5: #690 and 721.

This is a very substantial grouping, truly a collection unto itself, with numerous highlights. It offers an outstanding foundation for the assembly of very attractive and consistent complete sets of these popular Topps issues. Total: 4,227 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+++.


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