1976 Topps Complete Set (660): #2 PSA Set Registry (9.39 GPA)!

Sold For: $33,000

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1244

Item Year: 1976

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is an astonishingly ultra high-grade complete set of 1976 Topps baseball, entirely graded and encapsulated by PSA. This incredible set ranks second on the PSA Set Registry with an impressive overall GPA of 9.39 and includes an unbelievable 240 cards graded GEM MINT 10, among them many stars, Hall of Famers, and low-population commons. It goes without saying that the assembly of this set is a tremendous collecting achievement. This set was put together card by card over a period of several years by an extremely dedicated collector who possessed an unwavering desire to acquire nothing but high-grade cards for his set. The result of his efforts was one of the finest sets ever assembled of this very popular issue.

PSA Grading Composite: GEM MINT 10 (240 cards): #1 Aaron RB, 10 Brock, 17, 20, 24, 28, 42, 43, 46, 48, 49, 56, 58, 61, 64, 66, 67, 73, 74, 77, 80, 83-86, 90, 93, 94, 100 Hunter, 101, 103-106, 108, 114, 116-118, 120, 124, 125, 128, 132, 135, 136, 144, 147, 149, 156, 160, 161, 166, 167, 172, 176, 179, 180 Gossage, 184, 185, 192, 194-201, 203, 205, 207, 208, 210, 211, 215, 216, 221, 224, 226, 233, 234, 238, 242, 245, 246, 251, 253, 255, 256 Office (pop 1), 265, 266, 271, 272, 274, 277, 283, 287, 288, 290-294, 296, 304, 307, 314, 315, 316 Yount, 318, 319, 323, 324, 326, 327, 331, 333, 341 Gehrig ATG, 344 Wagner ATG, 345 Ruth ATG, 347 T. Williams ATG, 348 Cochrane ATG, 349 W. Johnson ATG, 351, 352, 355 Carlton, 360-362, 364, 367, 371, 372, 375, 377, 378, 380, 383, 384, 388, 394-398, 400 Carew, 402, 403, 407, 408, 412, 416, 418, 420 Morgan, 421, 423, 424, 426, 427, 438, 439, 441 Carter, 442-444, 448, 450 Palmer, 452, 454, 457, 459, 462, 466, 468, 474, 477, 478, 480 Schmidt, 487, 489, 494, 495, 497, 498, 502, 503, 504, 509, 510, 514, 517, 520 McCovey, 521, 522, 528, 530 Sutton, 532, 533, 544, 545, 547, 553 Moffitt (pop 1), 555, 556, 558, 560, 565, 571, 573, 575, 581, 586, 587, 589, 592 Randolph RC, 594-596, 600 Seaver, 606, 612, 617, 622, 623, 630, 631, 633, 640, 641, 643-645, 650 Munson, 652-654, 656, 658, and 660. MINT 9 (420 cards): including #5 Seaver RB, 19 Brett, 55 Perry, 95 B. Robinson, 98 Eckersley RC, 230 Yastrzemski, 235 Blyleven, 240 Rose, 250 Jenkins, 270 Stargell, 300 Bench, 325 Perez, 330 Ryan, 340 Rice, 342 Hornsby ATG, 343 Traynor ATG, 346 Cobb ATG, 350 Grove ATG, 365 Fisk, 405 Fingers, 435 P. Niekro, 500 Jackson, 525 B. Williams, 550 Aaron, 585 Torre, and 599 Guidry RC.

Finding GEM MINT cards from any vintage set is no easy task. The presence of more than 240 GEM MINT cards from this forty-year old set is nothing short of remarkable. Even the 420 MINT cards are likely only separated from their GEM MINT counterparts by some microscopic technical flaw. This set has been assembled with great care and an uncompromising commitment to quality, with a concern for all factors, which is evident throughout the entire set. This is an incredible set, without question one of the finest 1976 Topps sets ever assembled in the history of collecting. The total SMR value in the assigned grades is $30,668. Auction records for many of the cards exceed SMR pricing by large multiples, especially common players with extremely low populations in GEM MINT 10, meaning the true market value of this set is likely higher than the assigned SMR value. Total: 660 cards. Reserve $10,000. Estimate $20,000+.


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