1960 to 1970 Topps Football Complete Set Collection Plus 1961 Nu-Card (10 Sets, 1,765 Cards)

Sold For: $5,100

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2158

Item Year: 1960

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Extremely substantial collection of nine complete Topps football sets, spanning the years 1960 through 1970, plus an additional 1961 Nu-Card set: Though they do not have as many cards as the Topps baseball sets of the era, and are not as valuable, these football sets are actually rarer than their baseball counterparts. Each set is loaded with all the great stars and Hall of Famers. Seven cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA. 1) 1960 (132): 7% Nr/Mt, 85% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 8% lesser. Keys: #1 Unitas (Gd+), 23 Brown (70/30 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 51 Starr (coin rubbed reverse, otherwise Ex-Mt+), 54 Hornung (Ex-Mt+), 56 Gregg RC (coin rubbed reverse, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 74 Gifford (Ex). 2) 1961 (198): 23% Nr/Mt (including a couple higher), 67% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 10% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a couple lesser). Keys: #1 Unitas (Vg-Ex), 39 Starr (Nr/Mt), 40 Hornung (EX-MT 6), 59 Brodie RC (Ex+), 71 Brown (85/15 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt+), 145 Blanda (Nr/Mt), 150 Maynard RC (Vg), 166 Kemp (35/65 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 182 Otto RC (Ex+), 186 Flores RC (30/70 L/R and T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt+), and 198 Checklist (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex). 3) 1963 (170): 25% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 61% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 14% trimmed (including a few with color added). Keys: #1 Unitas (85/15 T/B, otherwise Ex), 14 Brown SP (trimmed, otherwise Ex), 44 Jones RC (Vg-Ex+), 49 Tittle (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 62 Ditka (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 74 Meredith SP (Ex-Mt+), 82 Lilly RC (trimmed, otherwise Ex+), 86 Starr (Ex+), 96 Nitschke RC (15/85 T/B, otherwise Ex), 98 Tarkenton (slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), 110 Jurgenson SP (Ex+), and 170 Checklist (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt). 4) 1964 (176 cards): 25% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a couple Mint), 51% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 24% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few miscut). Keys: #30 Kemp (Vg-Ex), 31 Lamonica RC (10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt+), 68 Blanda (5/95 L/R, otherwise Ex), 82 Checklist (miscut right edge, otherwise Ex-Mt), 90 Bell RC (Nr/Mt), 92 Buchanan RC (100/0 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt+), 96 Dawson (Vg), 150 Powell (EX-MT 6), 159 Hadl RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 176 Checklist (Ex+). 5) 1966 (132 cards): 20% Ex-Mt, 72% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 8% lesser. Keys: #15 Funny Ring Checklist (marked, otherwise Ex), 26 Kemp (EX-MT 6), 96 Namath (Vg-Ex+), and 132 Checklist (Vg-Ex). 6) 1967 (132 cards): 7% Ex-Mt, 34% Ex, 59% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a couple lower). Keys: #1 Huarte (NM 7), 61 Dawson (Vg+), 65 Robinson (NM 7), 82 McDaniel RC (NM-MT 8), 98 Namath (Vg-Ex), 106 Biletnikoff (Ex), 120 Hadl (NM-MT 8), and 123 Alworth (Nr/Mt). Includes three Milton Bradley variations. 7) 1968 (219 cards): 25% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 63% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 12% lesser (including a few miscut). Keys: #1 Starr (Vg-Ex+), 65 Namath (Ex), 75 Sayers (Ex), 100 Unitas (Ex), 173 Little RC (Ex), and 196 Griese RC (Vg-Ex). The set is accompanied by an Excellent condition wrapper with normal packaging wrinkles and folds. 8) 1969 (263 cards): 20% Ex-Mt, 72% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 8% lesser. Keys: #25 Unitas (next card showing, otherwise Ex-Mt), 26 Piccolo RC (Ex), 51 Sayers (Ex), 100 Namath (Ex+), 120 Csonka RC (Ex-Mt), 139 Butkus (Vg-Ex), 150 Tarkenton (Vg-Ex), 161 Griese (Vg+), and 215 Starr (Vg). 9) 1970 (263 cards): 30% Nr/Mt-Mt, 56% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, and 14% lesser. Keys: #30 Starr (25/75 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 59 Page RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 70 Sayers (98/2 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 80 Tarkenton (Nr/Mt-Mt+), 90 Simpson RC (65/35 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 145 Taylor (Mint), 150 Namath (Nr/Mt-Mt), 162 Csonka (Nr/Mt-Mt), 180 Unitas (Nr/Mt-Mt+), and 190 Butkus (Nr/Mt). 10) 1961 Nu-Card (80 cards): 53% Nr/Mt-Mt to Mt, 33% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, and 14% lesser (including one that measures small). Keys: #117 Hadl (Nr/Mt-Mt), 143 Davis (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 166 Gabriel (100/0 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt). Total: 10 sets,1,765 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000++.


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