1972 thru 1979 Topps Complete Set Run (8 Sets, 5,583 Cards)

Sold For: $4,500

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1347

Item Year: 1972

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is an outstanding complete set run of 1972 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! These sets are loaded with stars, Hall of Famers, and key rookie cards, including Carlton Fisk, Mike Schmidt, George Brett, Robin Yount, Eddie Murray, and Ozzie Smith. Six cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA (3), SGC (1), or BVG (2). 1) 1972 (787): 22% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few Mint), 50% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 28% Vg to Vg-Ex (including fifteen lesser). Keys: #49 Mays (PSA EX-MT 6), 50 Mays IA (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 79 Fisk RC (Nr/Mt), 169 Blue (NM 7), 200 Brock (EX-MT 6), 270 Palmer (BGS Near Mint 7), 299 Aaron (Ex), 300 Aaron IA (Vg-Ex), 309 Clemente (Ex), 310 Clemente IA (Vg-Ex), 433 Bench (BGS Excellent 5), 441 Munson (Vg), 550 B. Robinson (Fr), 559 Rose (Vg-Ex), 567 Marichal (SGC EX+ 70), 595 Ryan (Vg+), 695 Carew (Vg-Ex), 751 Carlton (Vg), and 754 Robinson (Ex-Mt). 2) 1973 (660): 34% Nr/Mt or better, 53% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 13% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lower). Keys: #1 All Time HR Ldrs (Vg-Ex), 50 Clemente (Ex-Mt), 100 Aaron (Ex-Mt+), 130 Rose (5/95 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 142 Munson (Ex-Mt), 174 Gossage RC (Ex), 220 Ryan (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 305 Mays (Ex+), 614 Evans/Bumbry RC (Vg-Ex), and 615 Schmidt RC (Ex-Mt). 3) 1974 (660): 50% Nr/Mt (including some better) and 50% Ex to Ex-Mt (including some slightly lower and a couple miscut). Keys: #1 Aaron (Ex-Mt+), 20 Ryan (wax on back, otherwise Nr/Mt), 252 Parker RC (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 283 Schmidt (Vg-Ex), 300 Rose (Vg)), and 456 Winfield RC (75/25 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt). 4) 1975 (660): 33% Nr/Mt or better, 55%% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 12% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lower and a couple that measure small). Keys: #1 Aaron HL (Vg-Ex), 5 Ryan HL (Ex), 61 Winfield (Ex+), 70 Schmidt (Nr/Mt+), 223 Yount RC (Ex+), 228 Brett RC (wax on back, otherwise Nr/Mt), 320 Rose (Ex), 500 Ryan (Vg-Ex), 616 Rice RC (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 620 Carter RC (Ex-Mt), 622 Lynn RC (Ex), 623 Hernandez RC (Ex-Mt), and 660 Aaron (Vg-Ex). 5) 1976 set plus Traded (704): 46% Nr/Mt or better, 49% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 5% Vg to Vg-Ex. Traded set grades 39% Nr/Mt or better and 61% Ex to Ex-Mt. Keys: #1 Aaron RB (Ex), 19 Brett (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt+), 98 Eckersley RC (Ex-Mt), 240 Rose (Ex-Mt), 316 Yount (Ex+), 330 Ryan (Ex-Mt), 550 Aaron (Ex-Mt), and 599 Guidry RC (Nr/Mt). 6) 1977 (660): 58% Nr/Mt or better, 35% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 7% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a couple lower). Keys: #144 Sutter RC (Mint), 450 Rose (Nr/Mt), 473 Dawson RC (Nr/Mt+), 476 Murphy RC (Ex-Mt), 580 Brett (Nr/Mt), and 650 Ryan (Ex-Mt). 7) 1978 (726): 71% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint), 22% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 7% Vg to Vg-Ex). Keys: #20 Rose (Nr/Mt-Mt), 36 Murray RC (Vg-Ex), 100 Brett (Nr/Mt+), 400 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 703 Morris RC (Nr/Mt-Mt+), and 707 Molitor/Trammell (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt). 8) 1979 (726): 79% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt and 21% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few lesser). Keys: #24 Molitor (Ex-Mt+), 115 Ryan (Ex+), 116 Smith RC (trimmed, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt+), 330 Brett (Ex-Mt), and 640 Murray (Nr/Mt). Total: 8 sets, 5,583 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+.


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