1970 to 1979 Topps Complete-Set Run (10 sets)

Sold For: $4,200

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1226

Item Year: 1970

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is an outstanding complete set run of 1970 through 1979 Topps baseball cards. These cards are starting "to have some age" to them! To us, it seems as if these cards were just released yesterday, but the fact is that it's been over forty years in many cases! 1) 1970 Topps set (720): 61% Ex to Ex-Mt and 39% Vg to Vg-Ex (including twenty lower). Keys: #1 Mets Team (Vg-Ex+), 10 Yastrzemski (Ex-Mt), 140 Jackson (Vg-Ex), 189 Munson RC (Vg+), 220 Carlton (Vg-Ex), 300 Seaver (5/95 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 350 Clemente (Vg-Ex), 500 Aaron (Vg), 580 Rose (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt+), 600 Mays (Vg), 630 Banks (Ex), 640 Kaline (Ex+), 660 Bench (Ex-Mt), 700 F. Robinson (Ex), and 712 Ryan (Vg-Ex+). 2) 1971 Topps set (752): 42% Ex to Ex-Mt and 58% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lower and four with color added). Keys: #5 Munson (color added, otherwise Ex), 20 Jackson (miscut, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 26 Blyleven RC (Vg), 50 McCovey (color added, otherwise Vg-Ex), 100 Rose (Vg-Ex), 160 Seaver (Ex), 250 Bench (color added, otherwise Ex+), 341 Garvey RC (Ex), 400 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 513 Ryan (Ex), 525 Banks (Ex-Mt+), 600 Mays (color added, otherwise Vg-Ex), 630 Clemente (Vg-Ex), and 709 Baylor/Baker RC (Vg-Ex+). 3) 1972 Topps set (787): 72% Ex to Ex-Mt (including some higher) and 28% Vg to Vg-Ex (including fifteen lower and a couple miscut). Keys: #49 Mays (Ex+), 50 Mays IA (Ex+), 79 Fisk RC (Vg-Ex), 299 Aaron (Ex), 300 Aaron IA (Ex), 309 Clemente (Ex), 310 Clemente IA (10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex+), 433 Bench (Vg+), 441 Munson (85/15 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 550 B. Robinson (Nr/Mt), 559 Rose (Ex-Mt), 595 Ryan (Nr/Mt+), 695 Carew (Vg-Ex), 751 Carlton (Vg-Ex+), and 754 Robinson (Vg-Ex). 4) 1973 Topps set (660): 20% Nr/Mt (including a few better), 55% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 25% Vg to Vg-Ex (including some lower and a couple trimmed). Keys: #1 All Time HR Ldrs (Vg), 50 Clemente (Ex), 100 Aaron (Nr/Mt+), 130 Rose (Vg-Ex), 142 Munson (Ex), 220 Ryan (Ex), 305 Mays (98/2 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 614 Evans/Bumbry RC (Vg-Ex), and 615 Schmidt RC (Ex). 5) 1974 Topps set plus Traded (704): 10% Nr/Mt (including a few better), 64% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 26% Vg to Vg-Ex (including some lower). Traded set grades 45% Nr/Mt or better and 55% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a couple lower). Keys: #1 Aaron (Gd+), 20 Ryan (Vg-Ex+), 250 McCovey – Washington (Vg-Ex), 252 Parker RC (Ex), 283 Schmidt (Ex), 300 Rose (Ex-Mt), 456 Winfield RC (Vg), and 654a Alou (10/90 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt). 6) 1975 Topps set (660): 7% Nr/Mt (including a few better), 65% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 28% Vg to Vg-Ex (including six lower). Keys: # Aaron HL (Vg), 5 Ryan HL (Nr/Mt), 61 Winfield (Vg-Ex), 70 Schmidt (Ex), 223 Yount RC (Vg-Ex), 228 Brett RC (Vg+), 320 Rose (Vg-Ex), 500 Ryan (Vg-Ex), 616 Rice RC (Nr/Mt), 620 Carter RC (Vg-Ex), 622 Lynn RC (Vg-Ex), 623 Hernandez RC (Fr), and 660 Aaron (Ex+). 7) 1976 Topps set plus Traded (704): 19% Nr/Mt (including a few better), 64% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 17% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lower and a couple miscut). Traded set grades 55% Nr/Mt (including some better) and 45% Ex to Ex-Mt. Keys: #1 Aaron RB (Vg-Ex), 19 Brett (98/2 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 98 Eckersley RC (Ex), 240 Rose (Vg), 316 Yount (Vg), 330 Ryan (Ex), 550 Aaron (Vg+), and 599 Guidry RC (Vg-Ex). 8) 1977 Topps set (660): 64% Nr/Mt or better, 29% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 7% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a couple lower). Keys: #144 Sutter RC (Ex-Mt), 450 Rose (Nr/Mt), 473 Dawson RC (Vg-Ex+), 476 Murphy RC (Vg+), 580 Brett (Ex-Mt+), and 650 Ryan (Nr/Mt). 9) 1978 Topps set (726): 33% Nr/Mt (including some better), 46% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 21% Vg to Vg-Ex (including six lower). Keys: #20 Rose (Nr/Mt), 36 Murray RC (Ex+), 100 Brett (Vg+), 400 Ryan (Vg-Ex), 703 Morris RC (Nr/Mt), and 707 Molitor/Trammell (Vg-Ex). 10) 1979 Topps set (726): 31% Nr/Mt (including some better), 61% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 8% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #24 Molitor (Ex), 115 Ryan (Ex), 116 Smith RC (Ex), 330 Brett (Nr/Mt), 640 Murray (Ex), and 650 Rose (Nr/Mt). Total: 10 sets, 7,099 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000.


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