1974 Topps Deckle Edge Hall of Famer SGC-Graded Collection (8)

Sold For: $2,370

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 722

Item Year: 1974

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Extraordinary collection of eight different ultra high-grade Hall of Famers (except one star) from the 1974 Topps "Deckle Edge" series, including Nolan Ryan, Pete Rose, and Carl Yastrzemski, all graded and encapsulated by SGC. The eight SGC graded cards include one GEM 98, five MINT 96s, and two NM/MT+ 92s. The SGC grades are as follows: #5 Carlton (MINT 96), 16 Rose (MINT 96), 20 Brock (MINT 96), 25 B. Robinson (NM/MT+ 92), 28 McCovey (MINT 96), 32 Carew (GEM 98), 41 Ryan (NM/MT+ 92), and 43 Yastrzemski (MINT 96). All have gray backs. The 1974 Topps "Deckle Edge" set was a test issue which received very limited distribution only in the Massachusetts area. This is an exceptionally crisp ultra high-grade group of this unusual Topps test issue. Total: 8 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $2,370

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