1973 to 1975 Topps Complete Set Collection (3 Sets, 1,980 Cards)

Sold For: $2,700

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1435

Item Year: 1973

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Exceptional complete set run of 1973 through 1975 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 thirty years. 1) 1973 Topps set (660): 47% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 45% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 8% Vg-Ex (including a few Vg and a couple that measure small). Keys: #1 All Time HR Ldrs (Ex), 50 Clemente (Nr/Mt), 100 Aaron (Ex), 130 Rose (75/25 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 174 Gossage RC (Ex-Mt), 193 Fisk (Nr/Mt-Mt), 220 Ryan (Ex+), 305 Mays (Nr/Mt+), 614 Evans/Bumbry RC (Nr/Mt+), and 615 Schmidt RC (Vg-Ex). 2) 1974 Topps set (660): 46% Nr/Mt-Mt, 38% Nr/Mt, and 16% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few lesser and a couple miscut). Keys: #1 Aaron (85/15 T/B, otherwise Ex), 20 Ryan (Ex-Mt), 252 Parker RC (Ex-Mt+), 283 Schmidt (65/35 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 300 Rose (Ex-Mt), and 456 Winfield RC (Nr/Mt-Mt). 3) 1975 Topps set (660): 54% Nr/Mt or better, 46% Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly due to diamond cuts and including thirteen lesser). Keys: # Aaron HL (diamond cut, otherwise Ex+), 5 Ryan HL (slight diamond cut, otherwise Ex-Mt), 61 Winfield (Nr/Mt+), 70 Schmidt (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 223 Yount RC (Ex-Mt+), 228 Brett RC (10/90 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 320 Rose (Nr/Mt), 500 Ryan (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt), 616 Rice RC (Nr/Mt), 620 Carter RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 622 Lynn RC (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 623 Hernandez RC (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+), and 660 Aaron (slight trim, otherwise Ex+). All cards are bright, crisp, and clean. Centering issues are most commonly responsible for downgrades on otherwise sharp-looking cards. Total: 1,980 cards (three complete sets)
Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.


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