1974 Topps Deckle Edge Proofs Near-Complete BVG Graded Set (59 of 72)

Sold For: $1,410

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 781

Item Year: 1974

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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This near-complete proof set (59 of the 72 cards) has been graded in its entirety by Beckett. The thirteen cards missing for completion are: #4, 10, 15, 16 Rose, 21, 25 B. Robinson, 41 Ryan, 43 Yaz, 48, 58, 60, 62 Oliva, and 64 Fisk. The BVG grades are as follows: Two MINT 9: #54 Perez and 66 Robinson. Ten NM-MT+ 8.5: #7 Munson, 12 Sutton, 14, 17, 20 Brock, 22, 23, 30, 31 Stargell, and 57 Aaron. Fourteen NM-MT 8: #2, 18, 24, 26, 32 Carew, 33, 38, 39, 40, 45 Palmer, 50, 55, 56, and 61 Jackson. Five NM+ 7.5: #13, 46, 51, 65, and 71 Bench. Ten NM 7: #1, 19, 27, 28 McCovey, 35, 42 (white back), 52, 53, 67, and 70. Three EX-MT+ 6.5: #6 Hunter (white back), 29, and 44. Ten EX-MT 6: #5 Carlton, 11, 34, 36, 47, 49, 59 Jenkins, 63, 69, and 72. Three EX+ 5.5: #3 Gibson, 8, and 9 Seaver. One VG-EX+ 4.5: #37. One VG-EX 4: #68. The 1974 Topps "Deckle Edge" set was a test issue which received very limited distribution only in the Massachusetts area. Sets of this test issue are rarely offered. This near-set features two "white backs" variety cards, which are somewhat scarcer than the "gray backs." Featured in the set are all the major stars of the day, including Aaron, Jackson, Seaver, F. Robinson, and Bench, to name just a few. When these cards were issued, as their name implies, they were cut with "deckle edges." The cards in this group are proof versions with straight edges hand cut from sheets. This is an extremely rare near-complete proof set of one of the most popular Topps test sets of the era. Total 59 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.
SOLD FOR $1,410


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