1961 Topps Complete Set (587)

Sold For: $2,252

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 677

Item Year: 1961

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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10% Nr/Mt, 65% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 25% Vg to Vg-Ex (includes a few slightly lesser). The 1961 Topps set includes five different Mickey Mantle cards, and was Topps' first venture into the popular League Leader subset. The Most Valuable Player subset, an extremely difficult high-number run, and the rookie cards of Juan Marichal, Billy Williams, and Ron Santo also highlight this set. We have selected four cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: #2 Maris (SGC VG/EX 50), 10 Robinson (Nr/Mt), 35 Santo RC (Ex-Mt), 44 Mantle/Maris LL (Ex), 80 Killebrew (Vg), 120 Mathews (Nr/Mt), 141 Williams RC (Ex), 150 Mays (Vg), 160 Ford (Ex-Mt), 200 Spahn (Nr/Mt), 207 Koufax/Podres (Vg-Ex), 211 Gibson (Ex-Mt), 228 Yankees Team (Ex-Mt), 260 Drysdale (Ex), 287 Yastrzemski (Ex-Mt), 290 Musial (Vg-Ex), 300 Mantle (SGC VG/EX 50), 307 Mantle WS (Pr), 344 Koufax (SGC EX/NM 80), 350 Banks (Ex-Mt), 360 F. Robinson (Nr/Mt), 388 Clemente (Ex-Mt), 401 Ruth HR (Ex), 405 Gehrig Benched (Fr), 406 Mantle HR (Gd), 415 Aaron (Ex), 417 Marichal RC (no left border, otherwise Ex), 425 Berra (Vg-Ex/Ex), 429 Kaline (Nr/Mt), 443 Snider (Ex), 472 Berra MVP (Ex), 475 Mantle MVP (SGC VG 40), 478 Maris MVP (Vg), 482 Mays MVP (Vg-Ex/Ex), 484 Aaron MVP (Vg), 517 McCovey (Vg-Ex), 572 B. Robinson AS (Ex), 575 Banks AS (Vg), 576 Maris AS (Vg), 577 Aaron AS (Vg), 578 Mantle AS (Vg), 579 Mays AS (Nr/Mt), 580 Kaline AS (Vg), 581 F. Robinson AS (Vg), 586 Ford AS (Vg-Ex), and 589 Spahn AS (Vg-Ex). This is a very attractive mid- to high-grade complete set of this classic 1960s Topps issue. Total: 587 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,252

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