1970 to 1975 Topps Collection (2,361 cards)

Sold For: $1,800

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1224

Item Year: 1970

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Substantial and extremely attractive collection of 2,361 cards from six different 1970s Topps baseball-card sets. This collection includes two near-complete sets and one partial set. It is also highlighted by more than 200 Hall of Famers, including Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Nolan Ryan.

1) 1970 Topps (60 cards): Condition is 28% Nr/Mt-Mt, 62% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 10% Gd to Vg-Ex (including three with a slight trim). Keys: Three #10 Yastrzemski (Ex+ and two Ex), 150 Killebrew (Ex-Mt), 220 Carlton (Nr/Mt-Mt), 230 B. Robinson (Vg-Ex), 290 Carew (Ex), 300 Seaver (Vg-Ex), three 350 Clemente (Nr/Mt-Mt, Ex-Mt and Ex+), 462 Aaron AS (Ex), 464 Bench AS (Nr/Mt+), 470 Stargell (Nr/Mt-Mt), four 500 Aaron (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, Ex, and slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt), 530 Gibson (Ex-Mt), 537 Morgan (Ex-Mt), two 600 Mays (Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), 621 Evans RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 660 Bench (slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 700 F. Robinson (Ex+), and 712 Ryan (trimmed, otherwise Nr/Mt).

2) 1972 Topps (426 cards): Including 414 different. Condition is 24% Nr/Mt (including a few Nr/Mt-Mt), 56% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 20% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: Two #38 Yastrzemski IA (Nr/Mt+ and Vg-Ex+), four 49 Mays (Nr/Mt+, Nr/Mt and two Ex), 51 Killebrew (Ex-Mt), two 200 Brock (both Nr/Mt-Mt), 270 Palmer (Ex-Mt), 280 McCovey (Ex-Mt+), 299 Aaron (slight miscut, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 309 Clemente (Nr/Mt+), three Clemente IA (two Nr/Mt-Mt and Nr/Mt), 433 Bench (Ex-Mt), 435 Jackson (Nr/Mt), two Jackson IA (PSA NM-MT 8 and Ex-Mt), 451 Larussa (Nr/Mt+), 510 Williams (Nr/Mt), five 550 B. Robinson (Nr/Mt, three Ex-Mt+, and Ex), 560 Rose IA (Ex-Mt), 567 Marichal (Ex-Mt), 580 Piniella (NM-MT 8), 595 Ryan (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 604 Checklist (Nr/Mt), 686 Garvey (Ex), 695 Carew (5/95 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 696 Carew IA (10/90 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 751 Carlton TR (10/90 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 752 Morgan TR (Ex-Mt), and 754 F. Robinson TR (Ex+).

3) 1973 Topps (1,194 cards): Including 643 different out of 660. Condition of the near-complete set is 39% Nr/Mt or better, 53% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 8% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 All Time HR Ldrs (Ex), 50 Clemente (Nr/Mt), 100 Aaron (Ex), 130 Rose (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 142 Munson (Nr/Mt), 174 Gossage (Nr/Mt), 193 Fisk (Nr/Mt), 220 Ryan (65/35 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 305 Mays (Ex+), 614 Evans/Bumbry RC (Ex), and 615 Schmidt RC (Ex+). Missing seventeen cards, including #67 Carlton/Ryan Ldr, 84 Fingers, 165 Aparicio, and 199 Blyleven. Condition of the duplicates is 43% Nr/Mt or better, 46% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 11% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 All Time HR Ldrs (Vg-Ex+), eight 50 Clemente (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt+, three Ex-Mt, and three Ex), two 100 Aaron (Nr/Mt and 10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex), 130 Rose (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 142 Munson (Nr/Mt), two 255 Jackson (Nr/Mt+ and Nr/Mt), two 280 Kaline (Nr/Mt+ and Ex+), two 305 Mays (Ex and 0/100 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 615 Schmidt RC (Vg).

4) 1974 Topps (18 cards): Four #1 Aaron HR King (NM-MT 8, Nr/Mt+, Ex+, and Ex), 10 Bench (NM 7 [ST]), 20 Ryan (NM-MT 8), 252 Parker RC (Nr/Mt+), three 283 Schmidt (Ex and two with a slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), five 300 Rose (three Nr/Mt, 30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt, and color added, otherwise Nr/Mt), and three 456 Winfield RC (Nr/Mt+, slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt, and slight trim, otherwise Ex).

5) 1975 Topps (647 cards): Including 638 different out of 660 in set. Condition is 72% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt and 28% Ex to Ex-Mt (including sixteen lesser). Keys: #1 Aaron HL (Vg-Ex), 5 Ryan HL (Nr/Mt), 61 Winfield (Ex-Mt+), two 70 Schmidt (both Nr/Mt), 223 Yount RC (Ex-Mt+), two 228 Brett RC (Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex), two 500 Ryan (Ex-Mt+ and 95/5 L/R, otherwise Ex+), 620 Carter RC (Ex), 622 Lynn RC (Ex+), 623 Hernandez RC (Ex+), and six 660 Aaron (two NM 7, three Nr/Mt, and Vg+). Missing twenty-two cards, including #7 Ryan HL, 260 Bench, 320 Rose, and 616 Rice RC.

6) 1975 Topps Mini (16 cards): Condition is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, including five lesser. Keys: #70 Schmidt (Nr/Mt), 228 Brett (NM-MT 8), 300 Jackson (slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), 616 Rice RC (Nr/Mt+), 620 Carter RC (Vg), 634 Acosta (NM 7), and 660 Aaron (Nr/Mt).

This is an outstanding and extremely substantial collection of cards with numerous highlights from these classic 1970s sets. Total: 2,361 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.


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