1961 Golden Press Baseball PSA-Graded Complete Set (33)

Sold For: $1,560

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1135

Item Year: 1961

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Offered is an exceptional ultra high-grade complete set of 1961 Golden Press cards. All thirty-three cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA. This classic set features thirty-three great stars of the game, including legendary Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, and Walter Johnson. This set contains three GEM MINT 10, twenty-four MINT 9, one NM-MT+ 8.5, and five NM-MT 8. This issue is very substantial and interesting, yet is somewhat overlooked in the card-collecting world. Golden Press spared no expense in producing a beautiful set of cards featuring Hall of Famers. For years these sets were sold at souvenir shops in Cooperstown. Looking at the quality and design of the set, it is easy to appreciate its enormous aesthetic appeal both to youngsters in the 1960s and to modern vintage-card collectors that are familiar with the set. PSA Grading Composite: Three GEM MINT 10: #4 Greenberg, 10 Gehringer, and 13 Sisler. Twenty-four MINT 9: #1 Ott, 5 Terry, 6 Hubbell, 7 Hornsby, 8 Dean, 9 DiMaggio, 11 Hartnett, 12 Cochrane, 14 Cronin, 15 Traynor, 16 Gehrig, 17 Grove, 18 Bender, 19 Frisch, 20 Simmons, 21 Baker, 22 Foxx, 23 McGraw, 24 Mathewson, 25 Cobb, 26 Vance, 27 Dickey, 28 Collins, and 32 Wagner. One NM-MT+ 8.5: #3 Ruth. Five NM-MT 8: #2 Alexander, 29 Johnson, 30 Speaker, 31 Lajoie, and 33 Young. This is a tremendous high-grade set of this historic, classic, and often overlooked baseball issue. The total SMR value for the individual cards (excluding the three GEM MINT 10s for which no SMR value exists) is $2,565. Total: 33 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++.

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