1962 Topps Near-Complete Master Set (598 Cards Plus 90 Variations)

Sold For: $2,700

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1371

Item Year: 1962

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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19% Nr/Mt (including a couple higher), 78% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 3% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lesser). The 1962 Topps set has a well-deserved reputation for being the era's most condition-sensitive issue. This is a very pleasing midgrade complete set of this classic, with all the great stars of the era. As a near-complete master set, this particular set includes thirteen significant variations (both variations for #22, 129, 132, 134, 147, 174, 176, 190, 458, 462; and all three variations for #139), plus all seventy-seven green tint photo variations from the second series (#110-196), for a total of 688 cards (missing only 192b, 441b, and 516a for a totally complete master set with all variations). Three cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #1 Maris (10/90 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 5 Koufax (Ex), 10 Clemente (Vg+), 18 Manager's Dream (Vg-Ex), 25 Banks (Ex+), 30 Mathews (Ex+), 45 B. Robinson (20/80 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 50 Musial (Ex-Mt), 53 AL HR Ldrs (Ex-Mt+), 70 Killebrew (Vg-Ex), 100 Spahn (Ex), 139a Reniff (Ex-Mt), 139b Reniff (Ex+), 139c Babe Hits 60 (15/85 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 139d Babe Hits 60 (Gd), 140 Gehrig/Ruth (green tint, Ex-Mt+), 140 Gehrig/Ruth (Nr/Mt), 150 Kaline (green tint, 90/10 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 150 Kaline (Ex), 199 Perry RC (Ex-Mt), 200 Mantle (trimmed, altered corners, otherwise Vg+), 218 Torre RC (Ex-Mt), 251 Yankees Team (Vg-Ex+), 300 Mays (Fr), 291 Stowe (PSA MINT 9 [PD]), 310 Ford (Vg), 313 Maris Blast (Ex-Mt), 318 Mantle Switch Hitter (Ex+), 320 Aaron (Gd+), 340 Drysdale (Ex-Mt), 350 F. Robinson (Fr-Gd), 360 Berra (Vg-Ex+), 387 Brock RC (Ex), 394 Aaron AS (Ex), 395 Mays AS (slight trim, otherwise Gd+), 401 Maris/Cepeda (Ex-Mt), 425 Yastrzemski (Vg-Ex), 471 Mantle AS (Ex+), 500 Snider (Ex), 530 Gibson (20/80 L/R and T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 535 Roebuck (NM-MT 8), 541 Nottebart (NM 7 [ST]), 544 McCovey (Ex), 575 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex), 591 McDowell RC (Ex), 592 Bouton RC (slightly tilted factory cut, otherwise Ex-Mt+), 594 Uecker RC (trimmed, otherwise Vg), 596 Pepitone RC (Ex), and 598 Hickman RC (Ex+). An outstanding near-complete master set of this classic early Topps issue. Total: 688 cards (complete set of 598 plus 90 variations).
Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.


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