1953 to 1976 Topps Chicago Cubs Collection (262) Including 167 PSA-Graded Cards

Sold For: $1,320

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1462

Item Year: 1953

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is an outstanding collection of 262 Topps cards spanning the years 1953 to 1976 and featuring exclusively members of the Chicago Cubs. This collection is highlighted by a number of prominent Cubs Hall of Famers, including Fergie Jenkins, Ron Santo, and Billy Williams. A total of 167 cards have been professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA (except for eight SGC and one GAI, as noted).

This collection consists of the following: PSA-Graded Team Sets (all NM-MT 8 unless noted): 1) 1964 Topps Partial Team Set (11/29): #78, 96, 111 (OC), 131 (SGC NM/MT 88), 192 (SGC NM/MT 88), 220, 237, 252, 336, 359 (SGC NM/MT+ 92), and 451. 2) 1968 Topps Near-Complete Team Set (30/36): #11 NL Strikeout Ldrs - Bunning/Jenkins/Perry, 13 (NM 7), 37 B. Williams, 60, 83 (MINT 9), 101 (MINT 9), 119, 136, 159, 179, 184, 202, 219, 235 Santo, 279, 296, 321 Durocher, 339, 366 Santo AS, 380, 382, 410 Jenkins, 427, 451, 475, 506, 516, 542, 561, and 591. 3) 1969 Topps Partial Team Set (15/30): #4 NL RBI Ldrs - McCovey/Santo/B. Williams, 6 NL HR Ldrs - McCovey/Banks, 10 NL Pitching Ldrs - Marichal/Gibson/Jenkins, 12 NL Strikeout Ldrs - Gibson/Jenkins, 63, 88 (MINT 9), 115 (MINT 9), 147 Durocher (MINT 9), 171 (MINT 9), 225, 247 (MINT 9), 404, 450 B. Williams, 570 Santo, and 640 Jenkins. 4) 1972 Topps Near-Complete Team Set (30/35): #18b, 29b, 45b (MINT 9), 46, 61 (MINT 9), 117b, 145, 192, 208, 258, 271, 303, 335, 364, 410 Jenkins, 439 B. Williams, 440 B. Williams IA, 485, 512, 534, 555 Santo, 556 Santo IA, 576 Durocher, 612, 639, 666, 667, 684, 730, and 766. 5) 1973 Topps Partial Team Set (18/30): #21, 44, 70 (MINT 9), 81a (MINT 9), 139, 200 B. Williams, 262 (SGC MINT 96), 309 (SGC MINT 96), 328, 393, 414, 426, 440 (MINT 9), 464, 501, 552, 565 (MINT 9), and 580. 6) 1974 Topps Near-Complete Team Set (29/37): #14, 38 (MINT 9), 62 (MINT 9), 136, 157, 161, 185 (MINT 9), 211, 258 (MINT 9), 270 Santo, 295 (MINT 9), 319, 334 B. Robinson/Santo AS (MINT 9), 354, 378, 399, 422, 484, 502, 528, 562, 584, 600 Madlock RC, 603, 616, 640, 656, 249T, and 516T. Other Graded Cards (34): 1957 Topps #255 (GAI NM 7), 1959 Topps #388 (NM 7), 1962 Topps #66 (NM 7) and 89 (NM 7), 1963 #557 (NM 7), 1964 Topps #359 (NM-MT 8), 1965 Topps #14 (NM-MT 8 [OC]), 34 (NM-MT 8 [ST]), 149 (NM-MT 8 [ST]), 165 (NM 7), 186 (NM 7), 202 (NM 7), and 244 (NM 7), 1966 Topps #63 (NM-MT 8), 139 (NM-MT 8), 204 (NM-MT 8), 232 (NM 7), 278 (NM 7), 306 (NM-MT 8), and 409 (NM-MT 8), 1967 Topps #87 (NM-MT 8), 171 (NM 7), 185 (NM-MT 8 [OC]), 388 (NM 7), and 458 (NM-MT 8), 1968 Topps #101 (SGC MINT 96), 179 (NM 7), and 219 (NM 7), 1969 Topps #88 (SGC MINT 96) and 171 (NM-MT 8), 1971 Topps #455 (NM 7), 558 (NM-MT 8 [OC]) and 704 (NM 7), 1971 Kellogg's #9 (SGC NM/MT 88). Ungraded Cards: 1) 1953 Topps (1 card): #155 Leonard SP (Ex+). 2) 1963 Topps (5 cards): #15 (Ex-Mt+), 95 (Ex-Mt), 212 (Ex-Mt), 287 (Nr/Mt), and 399 (Ex+). 3) 1967 Topps (32 cards): Fifteen different. Condition is 48% Ex-Mt to Nr/MT, 34% Ex, and 18% Vg to Vg-Ex. Key: #70 Santo (Nr/Mt). 4) 1972 Topps (1 card): #45a (Vg-EX). 5) 1973 Topps (6 cards): #61 Batting Ldrs - B. Williams/Carew (Ex), 285 (Vg), 367 (Vg-Ex), 527 (Ex), 603 (Vg-Ex), and 645 (Nr/Mt+). 5) 1974 Topps (29 cards): All different (out of 37 in a complete team set). Condition is 69% Nr/Mt or better and 31% Ex to Ex-Mt. 6) 1976 Topps (22 cards): All different (out of 26 in a complete team set). Condition is Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, averaging Nr/Mt.

This is an extremely sizable and carefully curated collection of Chicago Cubs cards in overall high grade from the golden age of baseball cards. The total SMR value for 159 of the graded cards (excluding the two Topps Traded cards for which there is no SMR and the six qualified cards) is $1,877. Total: 262 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.


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