1970, 1971, 1972, and 1973 Topps Complete Set Collection (4 Sets, 2,919 Cards)

Sold For: $3,600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1436

Item Year: 1970

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Complete set run of 1970 through 1973 Topps baseball sets. 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. 1) 1970 Complete Set (720): 39% Nr/Mt or better, 51% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 10% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lesser, a few miscut, a few trimmed, and a couple that measure small). Keys: #1 Mets Team (Ex), 140 Jackson (Ex-Mt+), 189 Munson RC (Vg-Ex+), 220 Carlton (Nr/Mt), 230 B. Robinson (Vg), 290 Carew (Ex-Mt), 300 Seaver (Ex), 350 Clemente (Vg), 449 Palmer (Nr/Mt-Mt), 458 Rose AS (100/0 T/B, otherwise Ex), 462 Aaron AS (miscut right edge, otherwise Vg-Ex), 500 Aaron (Ex-Mt), 580 Rose (SGC NM+86), 600 Mays (Ex-Mt), 630 Banks (Ex+), 640 Kaline (Ex-Mt+), 660 Bench (Vg+), 700 F. Robinson (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt),and 712 Ryan (Ex-Mt). 2) 1971 Complete Set (752): 48% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 47% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 5% lesser (including fourteen with color added, a couple with a slight trim, and a couple that measure small). Keys: #5 Munson (Fr due to tape residue), 20 Jackson (color added, otherwise Ex+), 26 Blyleven RC (75/25 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 55 Carlton (Nr/Mt+), 100 Rose (Ex), 160 Seaver (Nr/Mt+), 180 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 210 Carew (Nr/Mt), 250 Bench (Vg+), 300 B. Robinson (85/15 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 341 Garvey RC (color added, otherwise Ex-Mt), 400 Aaron (Vg), 513 Ryan (trimmed, otherwise Ex-Mt), 525 Banks (color added, otherwise Ex), 562 Giusti (PSA NM-MT 8), 570 Palmer (Nr/Mt+), 600 Mays (Ex-Mt+), 630 Clemente (Ex+), 640 F. Robinson (Nr/Mt), 709 Baylor/Baker RC (Ex-Mt). Total: 752 cards. 3) 1972 Complete Set (787): 26% Nr/Mt or better, 58% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 16% Vg to Vg-Ex (including many due to moisture stains and ten lesser). Keys: #37 Yastrzemski (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 49 Mays (Ex-Mt), 50 Mays IA (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 79 Fisk RC (Vg-Ex), 299 Aaron (slight diamond cut, otherwise Nr/Mt), 300 Aaron IA (10/90 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 309 Clemente (Vg-Ex+), 310 Clemente IA (Ex), 433 Bench (Vg+), 441 Munson (Ex+), 550 B. Robinson (Ex-Mt+), 559 Rose (Nr/Mt), 595 Ryan (Vg), 695 Carew (Vg-Ex), 751 Carlton (Nr/Mt+), and 754 F. Robinson (slight diamond cut, otherwise Ex). 4) 1973 Complete Set (660): 48% Nr/Mt or better, 43% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 9% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lesser and a few with a slight trim). Keys: #1 Ruth/Mays/Aaron (Nr/Mt+), 50 Clemente (Ex+), 100 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 130 Rose (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 174 Gossage RC (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 220 Ryan (Ex), 305 Mays (Nr/Mt-Mt), 614 Evans/Bumbry RC (trimmed, otherwise Ex), and 615 Schmidt RC (trimmed, otherwise Vg-Ex+). Total: 2,919 cards (four complete sets). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.


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