1973 to 1980 Topps Complete Set Collection (8 sets, 5,478 cards)

Sold For: $3,600

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1235

Item Year: 1973

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Collection of eight complete Topps baseball sets, comprised of a complete set run spanning the years 1973 through 1980. Each set offers numerous highlights, including key rookie cards of several Hall of Famers, among them Mike Schmidt, Dave Winfield, Robin Yount, George Brett, Eddie Murray, Paul Molitor, Ozzie Smith, and Rickey Henderson.

1) 1973 Topps (660 cards): Condition is 49% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few higher), 45% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 6% lower (mostly due to small pen marks on front or back). Keys: #50 Clemente (Vg+), 100 Aaron (Vg), 130 Rose (Ex-Mt), 142 Munson (Ex), 220 Ryan (Vg), 245 Yastrzemski (Vg-Ex+), 255 Jackson (Vg-Ex), 305 Mays (pencil mark on front, otherwise Vg), 614 Evans/Bumbry RC (miscut bottom edge, otherwise Vg-Ex+), and 615 Schmidt RC (85/15 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt).

2) 1974 Topps (660 cards): Condition is 75% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few better), 20% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 5% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 10 Bench (Ex+), 20 Vg-Ex, 252 Parker RC (Nr/Mt), 283 Schmidt (NM/MT 88), 300 Rose (Ex-Mt), and 456 Winfield RC (NM/MT 88).

3) 1975 Topps (660 cards): Condition is 82% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint) and 18% Ex to Ex-Mt (including 4% lower). Keys: #1 Aaron HL (Ex), 5 Ryan HL (Nr/Mt+), 20 Munson (NM/MT+ 92), 61 Winfield (Nr/Mt-Mt), 70 Schmidt (Nr/Mt+), 223 Yount RC (Vg-Ex), 228 Brett RC (NM/MT 88), 300 Jackson (Nr/Mt), 312 Strikeout Ldrs (NM/MT+ 92), 320 Rose (NM+ 86), 500 Ryan (Ex), 616 Rice RC (NM/MT 88), 620 Carter RC (Nr/Mt+), 622 Lynn RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 623 Hernandez RC (MINT 96), and 660 Aaron (Vg).

4) 1976 Topps (660 cards): Condition is 71% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint) and 29% Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly due to centering, including ten lower). Keys: #19 Brett (95/5 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 98 Eckersley RC (NM/MT 88), 316 Yount (NM+ 86), 330 Ryan (80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 480 Schmidt (75/25 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 550 Aaron (98/2 L/R, no bottom border, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 599 Guidry RC (Nr/Mt), and 650 Munson (NM/MT+ 92).

5) 1977 Topps (660 cards): Condition is 25% Nr/Mt-Mt (including some better), 55% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, and 20% Vg-Ex to Ex (mostly due to centering, including thirteen lower). Keys: #10 Jackson (Nr/Mt-Mt), 70 Bench (Nr/Mt-Mt+), 140 Schmidt (Nr/Mt-Mt+), 144 Sutter RC (Mint), 450 Rose (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 473 Dawson RC (Nr/Mt), 476 Murphy RC (Ex-Mt+), 580 Brett (Nr/Mt+), and 650 Ryan (Nr/Mt+).

6) 1978 Topps (726 cards): Condition is 46% Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint), 48% Ex-Mt ot Nr/Mt, and 6% Vg-Ex to Ex (including a couple lower). Keys: #20 Rose (Nr/Mt+), 36 Murray RC (NM/MT 88), 100 Brett (Nr/Mt), 360 Schmidt (Nr/Mt+), 400 Ryan (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 703 Morris RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 707 Molitor/Trammell RC (Vg-Ex+).

7) 1979 Topps (726 cards): Condition is 57% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt and 43% Ex to Ex-Mt (including twenty lower). Keys: #24 Molitor (Nr/Mt), 115 Ryan (Nr/Mt+), 116 Smith RC (Ex+), 330 Brett (Nr/Mt), 640 Murray (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 650 Rose (Nr/Mt).

8) 1980 Topps (726 cards): Condition is 76% Nr/Mt-Mt or better and 24% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (including a few lower). Keys: #393 Smith (Nr/Mt-Mt), 450 Brett (Nr/Mt), 482 Henderson RC (NM/MT 88), 540 Rose (Nr/Mt+), and 580 Ryan (Nr/Mt).

These cards are starting to have some serious age to them! This is a very attractive collection of complete sets from an extremely popular era including countless stars, Hall of Famers, and other highlights! Total: 5,478 cards from eight complete sets. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.


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