1964-1965 Topps Hockey Near-Complete PSA-Graded Set (106/110)

Sold For: $10,200

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 2026

Item Year: 1964

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Spectacular high-grade near-complete set of 1964-1965 Topps Hockey, one of the most popular and classic of all hockey-card sets. The issue is packed with Hall of Famers, rookies, and extremely tough-to-find short prints. Missing only #8, 59 Pilote, 68 Plante, and 91 Nesterenko for completion. A total of 104 cards out of the 106 in the offered assembly are professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA, with an incredible ninety-seven cards grading NM 7 or NM-MT 8. The set presents with a remarkable degree of consistency in terms of condition.

PSA Grading Composite:
NM-MT 8 (20 cards): #3, 9, 10, 15 Ullman, 19, 21, 23, 29, 31 Mikita, 36, 44 Kelly, 45 Imlach, 46 Duff, 49, 61, 63, 79, 83 Howell, 84 (OC), and 87. NM 7 (77 cards): #1, 2, 4, 5, 6 Sawchuk, 7, 11, 12 Hall, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20 Hull, 22, 24 Gilbert, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33 Beliveau, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40 Bower, 41, 42, 43 Blake, 47, 48 Richard, 50 Boivin, 51, 52, 53 Laperriere, 54 Checklist, 57, 60, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69 Armstrong, 70 Schmidt, 71 Shack, 72 SP, 73 SP, 74 SP, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80 Rousseau SP, 81, 82 Lindsay, 85 Mahovlich, 88, 89 Howe, 90, 92 Paille RC SP, 93 Abel, 94 Keon, 95 Delvecchio, 96 Gadsby, 98 SP, 99, 100 Bucyk, 101 Johnson, 102 Horton, 103, 104, 108 Wharram AS, and 109 Pilote AS. EX-MT 6 (5 cards): #58 SP, 86 Bathgate (ST), 97, 105 Horton AS SP, and 106 Mikita AS SP. EX 5 (1 card): #110 Hall AS. VG-EX 4 (1 card): #107 Hull AS. Ungraded (2 cards): #55 Checklist (marked, otherwise Vg-Ex) and 56 (Vg-Ex+).

The oversized design of the 1964-1965 Topps Hockey set makes this issue particularly susceptible to damage, and makes the assembly of high-grade sets all the more difficult. This is an exceptionally attractive high-grade near-complete set, far above average for this issue, with tremendous eye-appeal across the board. A high-quality and very carefully assembled near-complete set (missing just four cards for completion) of one of card collecting's most popular hockey issues. The SMR value in the assigned grades for 101 of the cards (not including the two qualified cards, the one VG-EX 4, and the two ungraded cards) is $11,436. Total: 106 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000++.


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