Eight 1975 Topps Factory-Vending Complete Sets (5,280 cards)

Sold For: $11,163

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 785

Item Year: 1975

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Collection of eight complete factory-vending sets comprised of 1975 Topps Baseball (660 cards per set). All 5,280 Topps cards comprising these sets were assembled directly from vending cases in the year of issue. Our consignor, a longtime hobbyist (who as a professional photographer was responsible for hundreds of photos that appeared on baseball cards in the 1970s and 1980s) purchased these cards in their year of issue and has had them safely stored away for over thirty years! Six of the eight boxes the sets are housed in have been taped shut since 1975 and have never been opened. These are virtually untouched sets. The sets in the unsealed boxes grade 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt, with the normal number of off-center cards that are to be expected. (The sets in the sealed boxes are almost certainly the same.) The 1975 Topps set includes cards of Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Mike Schmidt, Tom Seaver, Reggie Jackson, George Brett (RC), Robin Yount (RC), and Pete Rose. All the other stars of the day are also included. These extraordinarily high-grade sealed vending sets look exactly as they did when they were assembled, boxed, and stored away in the closet in 1975. Total 5,280 cards (eight complete sets of 660). Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open).
SOLD FOR $11,163

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