Two Extremely High Grade 1975 Topps Mini Complete Sets (1,320 cards)

Sold For: $3,231

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 788

Item Year: 1975

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Collection of two complete sets comprised of 1975 Topps Mini baseball (660 cards per set). All 1,320 Topps cards comprising these sets were assembled directly from 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 1975 and has had them safely stored away for over thirty years! These are virtually untouched sets. The sets grade 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt ( with a few slightly lesser), with the normal number of off-center cards that are to be expected. The rookie cards of Hall of Famers George Brett, Robin Yount, Jim Rice, and Gary Carter highlight the 1975 Topps Mini issue, one of the most popular and unusual sets of the 1970s. All the other stars of the day are also included. The 1975 Mini cards are 20% smaller than the standard Topps cards and were test marketed only in the Michigan and the West Coast. Aside from their smaller size, they are otherwise identical to the standard 1975 Topps cards. The colored flush-to-the-border design of the 1975 Topps Mini set makes this issue particularly challenging to collect in extremely high grade. These extraordinarily high-grade "vending" sets look exactly as they did when they were put together and stored in the closet in 1975. Total 1,320 cards (two complete sets of 660). Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000.
SOLD FOR $3,231

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