1968 to 1974 Topps Hockey Complete Set Collection (4 Sets, 594 Cards)

Sold For: $1,440

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2291

Item Year: 1968

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

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Presented are four complete Topps hockey sets spanning the years 1968 to 1974 and loaded with numerous Hall of Famers and stars, including Bobby Hull, Bobby Orr, and Gordie Howe. Five cards have been graded and encapsulated by BVG (4) and PSA (1). 1) 1968-1969 Topps (132 cards): Condition is 27% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (including a couple higher), 61% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 12% lesser (including a couple miscut). Keys: #2 Orr (10/90 T/B and L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 7 Esposito (Ex-Mt), 16 Hull (Ex), 29 Howe (Ex), 34 Sawchuk (Vg-Ex), 89 Parent RC (PSA NM 7), and 121 Checklist (marked, otherwise Ex). 2) 1969-1970 Topps (132 cards): Condition is 48% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 43% Vg-Ex to Ex (including some with off-register color), and 9% lesser. Keys: #24 Orr (Vg), 61 Howe (Vg-Ex), 70 Hull (95/5 L/R, otherwise Ex+), 132 Checklist (Ex). 3) 1971-1972 Topps (132 cards): Condition is 54% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 46% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few slightly lesser and a few with a tilted factory cut). Keys: #45 Dryden RC (BVG NEAR MINT+ 7.5), 50 Hull (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 70 Howe (BVG NEAR MINT+ 7.5), 100 Orr (BVG NM-MT 8), 111 Checklist (BGS EX-MT+ 6.5), and 114 Clarke (15/85 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt). 4) 1973-1974 Topps (198 cards): Condition is 61% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt and 39% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few lesser). Keys: #10 Dryden AS (Ex-Mt+), 72 Lafleur (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 150 Orr AS (Vg-Ex), and 162 Smith RC (Nr/Mt-Mt). This is an extremely attractive collection of sets with numerous highlights from this popular era. Total: 4 sets, 594 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.


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