1969 Topps Collection (1,012 cards) Including Partial Set of 593/664

Sold For: $1,800

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1212

Item Year: 1969

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Substantial collection of 1,012 cards from the classic 1969 Topps baseball-card set, highlighted by a partial set of 593 different (out of 664). This collection features more than ninety Hall of Famers, including Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, and Nolan Ryan. Condition of the partial set is 25% Nr/Mt (including some better) and 75% Ex to Ex-Mt (including twenty lower and a few miscut). Keys: #20 Banks (25/75 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 100 Aaron (Nr/Mt+), 120 Rose (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 130 Yaz (miscut left edge, otherwise Ex), 190 Mays (Nr/Mt), 200 Gibson (Ex-Mt), 250 Robinson (Ex), 255 Carlton (Ex), 500 Mantle (PSA VG-EX 4), 510 Carew (Ex), 533 Ryan (85/15 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 573 Palmer (Ex-Mt), 597 Fingers RC (85/15 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), and 630 Bonds RC (Nr/Mt). Condition of the duplicates is 78% Ex to Ex-Mt (including 5% Nr/Mt) and 22% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 AL Batting Ldrs (Vg-Ex+), two 2 NL Batting Ldrs (Nr/Mt+ and Ex), 4 NL RBI Ldrs (Ex), 12 NL Strikeout Ldrs (Ex), two 20 Banks (Ex+ and Vg-Ex+), 75 Aparicio (Ex+), three 100 Aaron (Nr/Mt, 80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt, 75/25 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt+), five 120 Rose (Nr/Mt, Ex, Vg-Ex, 75/25 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+, and slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), two 130 Yastrzemski (Ex and Vg-Ex), 175 Bunning (Ex+), three 190 Mays (Ex, Ex-Mt, and 90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex), 200 Gibson (Vg-Ex), three 235 Hunter (Ex-Mt+, Ex, and 90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex), 250 F. Robinson (Ex), 255 Carlton (Ex-Mt), 295 Perez (Ex+), two 370 Marichal (Nr/Mt+ and Vg-Ex), 385 Cepeda (Ex), two 400 Drysdale (70/30 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt, and 80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 410 Kaline (Ex), 412 Checklist – Mantle (Ex), two 420 Santo AS (Vg-Ex and Vg+), 425 Yastrzemski AS (Vg-Ex), 428 Brock AS (Ex), 430 Bench AS (10/90 T/B, otherwise Ex), three McCovey (Ex-Mt+, Ex, and Vg-Ex), 485 Perry (Nr/Mt), 510 Carew (Ex), 533 Ryan (Vg-Ex), 539 Ted Shows How (2/98 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), three 550 B. Robinson (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, and Ex), two 565 Wilhelm (Ex-Mt and Ex), three 573 Palmer (Ex-Mt and two Ex), two 597 Fingers RC (Ex-Mt and Ex), two Bonds RC (Nr/Mt and 99/1 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 640 Jenkins (Ex-Mt). This is a very crisp and clean grouping of cards from this popular 1960s Topps set. Total: 1,012 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.

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