1970, 1972, 1973, 1975 Topps Complete Set Collection (4 Sets, 2,851 Cards)

Sold For: $1,800

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1340

Item Year: 1970

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Exceptional complete set collection of 1970's 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. These sets are loaded with stars, Hall of Famers, and key rookie cards, including Carlton Fisk, Mike Schmidt, George Brett, Robin Yount, and Gary Carter. Six cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA (two of which were submitted by REA). 1) 1970 Topps Complete Set (720): 15% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (including a few better), 69% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 16% lesser. Keys: #1 World Champions (Vg+), 10 Yastrzemski (Vg-Ex), 140 Jackson (Vg-Ex), 150 Killebrew (Ex), 189 Munson RC (O-Pee-Chee, Vg), 220 Carlton (EX-MT 6), 300 Seaver (Ex-Mt), 350 Clemente (15/85 L/R and B/T, otherwise Ex), 462 Aaron AS (Ex), 500 Aaron (EX-MT 6), 580 Rose (Vg-Ex+), 600 Mays (Ex), 630 Banks (Vg-Ex), 640 Kaline (Ex), 660 Bench (Vg), 698 Tresh (NM 7), 700 F. Robinson (Vg-Ex), and 712 Ryan (Vg-Ex). 2) 1972 Topps Complete Set (787): 26% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 60% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 14% lesser (including a few miscut). Keys: #49 Mays (Ex-Mt), 50 Mays IA (Ex-Mt), 51 Killebrew (signed, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 79 Fisk RC (Vg-Ex), 299 Aaron (Ex+), 300 Aaron IA (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex), 309 Clemente (Vg-Ex+), 310 Clemente IA (Vg), 433 Bench (Vg-Ex+), 441 Munson (Vg-Ex), 445 Seaver (Ex-Mt+), 559 Rose (Vg-Ex+), 560 Rose IA (Vg-Ex+), 595 Ryan (Vg-Ex), 600 Kaline (Ex), 686 Garvey (Ex-Mt), 695 Carew (Ex-Mt), 751 Carlton Traded (Ex-Mt), 752 Morgan Traded (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 754 Robinson Traded (Vg). 3) 1973 Topps Complete Set with Team Checklists (684): 41% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (including a few higher), 50% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 9% lesser (including a couple miscut). Team Checklists are marked in pen on backs, otherwise Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Ruth/Mays/Aaron (Vg), 50 Clemente (Ex), 100 Aaron (85/15 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 130 Rose (Vg-Ex), 142 Munson (Vg-Ex), 174 Gossage RC (Vg-Ex), 220 Ryan (10/90 T/B, otherwise Vg+), 305 Mays (85/15 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 615 Schmidt RC (Vg+). 4) 1975 Topps Complete Set (660): 49% Nr/Mt or better, 42% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 9% lesser. (including a few miscut). Keys: #1 Aaron HL (Vg-Ex), 5 Ryan HL (Ex+), 61 Winfield (Ex-Mt), 70 Schmidt (Nr/Mt), 223 Yount RC (NM 7), 228 Brett RC (NM 7), 320 Rose (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 500 Ryan (NM 7), 616 Rice RC (Ex-Mt), 620 Carter RC (Ex-Mt), 622 Lynn RC (Nr/Mt), 623 Hernandez RC (Nr/Mt), and 660 Aaron (Vg-Ex). Total: 4 sets, 2,851 cards.
Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.


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