1963 to 1967 Topps Shoebox Collection (3,359 cards)

Sold For: $2,700

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1141

Item Year: 1963

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Extremely substantial shoebox collection of 3,359 cards from five popular 1960s Topps sets. This collection is highlighted by more than 100 Hall of Famers. Thirteen cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA. 1) 1963 Topps (1,238 cards): Condition is 84% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few higher) and 16% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lower and a couple miscut). Keys: #25 Kaline (Vg-Ex), two 115 Yastrzemski (Ex+ and Vg-Ex), two Roberts (Ex+ and Vg-Ex), two 135 Ashburn (both Ex), two 138 Mays/Musial (NM 7 and Ex-Mt+), and 169 Perry (Nr/Mt). 2) 1964 Topps (90 cards): Condition is 60% Ex to Ex-Mt and 40% Vg to Vg-Ex (including some lower). Keys: Two #21 Berra (both Ex), 35 Mathews (miscut right edge, otherwise Ex+), two 55 Banks (Nr/Mt and Ex), 155 Snider (PSA EX 5), two 342 Stargell (Nr/Mt and Fr), four 350 McCovey (two Ex+, Ex, and Fr), and three 400 Spahn (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, and Vg-Ex). 3) 1965 Topps (606 cards): Condition is 11% Nr/Mt, 72% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 17% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lower). Keys: Three #16 Morgan RC (Ex and two 90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), two F. Robinson 120 (both Vg-Ex), four 193 Perry (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, and two Ex), 205 Spahn (Vg-Ex+), three 207 Rose (VG-EX 4, VG+ 3.5, and Gd), 461 Niekro (Vg-Ex+), two 510 Banks (Vg-Ex and Vg+), and 540 Brock (Ex). 4) 1966 Topps (374 cards): Condition is 73% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few higher), 22% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 5% lower. Keys: Two #30 Rose (EX-MT 6 and Ex), two 36 Hunter (Nr/Mt and Ex), two 70 Yastrzemski (Ex and Vg-Ex), 100 Koufax (Fr), 110 Banks (Ex), three 120 Killebrew (Nr/Mt, Ex, and Vg-Ex+), two 125 Brock (75/25 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+ and 20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), two 160 Ford (Ex+ and Ex), four 195 Morgan (Ex-Mt+, two Ex, and Vg+), four 200 Mathews (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, Gd, and 0/100 otherwise Ex-Mt), 254 Jenkins RC (5/95 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 255 Stargell (Nr/Mt), and 310 F. Robinson (EX-MT 6). 5) 1967 Topps (1,051 cards): Condition is 82% Ex to Ex-Mt and 18% Vg to Vg-Ex (including some lower). Keys: #1 The Champs (Vg-Ex), 30 Kaline (Vg-Ex+), 140 Stargell (Ex-Mt), 146 Carlton (Ex), three 191 Checklist – Mays (all Ex), three Cash/Kaline (Nr/Mt, Vg-Ex, pen mark on back, otherwise Ex), 250 Aaron (Fr), and three 333 Jenkins (two Ex, Vg-Ex+). This is an incredibly sizable collection of cards from the golden age of Topps baseball cards, loaded with stars and Hall of Famers, that would provide an outstanding foundation for the assembly of complete sets of these 1960s issues. Total: 3,359 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000++.

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