1976 and 1979 Topps Complete Set Collection (5)

Sold For: $1,800

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1221

Item Year: 1976

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented are five complete sets of Topps baseball from 1976 and 1979, highlighted by numerous stars and rookie cards, including those of Hall of Famers Nolan Ryan, Pete Rose, George Brett, and Ozzie Smith. 1) 1976 Topps Complete Set with Traded (704): Condition is 68% Nr/Mt-Mt or better and 32% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (including a few lower). Keys: #1 Aaron RB (Nr/Mt), 19 Brett (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 98 Eckersley RC (Nr/Mt), 160 Winfield (Nr/Mt-Mt), 316 Yount (20/80 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 330 Ryan (Ex-Mt+), 480 Schmidt (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 550 Aaron (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+), and 599 Guidry RC (Nr/Mt+). 2) 1979 Topps Complete Set (726): Condition is 68% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt (including some Mint), 24% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 8% Vg to Vg-Ex (mostly due to spider wrinkles). Keys: #24 Molitor (70/30 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 115 Ryan (85/15 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 116 Smith RC (SGC NM/MT 88), 330 Brett (Ex), 640 Murray (Nr/Mt), and 650 Rose (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt+). 3) 1979 Topps Complete Set (726): Condition is 44% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few Mint), 50% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 6% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #24 Molitor (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 115 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 116 Smith RC (SGC NM/MT 88), 330 Brett (Ex-Mt), 640 Murray (Ex-Mt+), and 650 Rose (Ex-Mt+). 4) 1979 Topps Complete Set (726): Condition is 63% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint), 30% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 7% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a couple miscut). Keys: #24 Molitor (90/10 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 115 Ryan (20/80 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 116 Smith RC (Nr/Mt+), 330 Brett (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 640 Murray (80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 650 Rose (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt). 5) 1979 Topps Complete Set (726): Condition is 65% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint), 30% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 5% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #24 Molitor (70/30 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 115 Ryan (65/35 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 116 Smith RC (75/25 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 330 Brett (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 640 Murray (90/10 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), and 650 Rose (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt). These sets are starting to have some serious age to them! This is an outstanding grouping of classic 1970s complete sets with numerous highlights. Total: 5 sets, 3,680 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.


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