1968 Topps Complete Set (598)

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1192

Item Year: 1968

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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70% Ex to Ex-Mt (including some higher) and 30% Vg to Vg-Ex (including some lower). Offered is a very attractive midgrade complete set of 1968 Topps baseball. This set is from an era in which an extraordinary array of legends were active, including Mantle, Mays, Aaron, and Clemente, among others. Highlighted by the rookie cards of Hall of Famers Nolan Ryan and Johnny Bench, the 1968 Topps set also includes the extremely popular “combo” cards featuring more than one player, with #480 Manager's Dream (with Roberto Clemente), #490 Superstars (Harmon Killebrew, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays), and #530 Bird Belters (Frank and Brooks Robinson). Keys: #20 B. Robinson (miscut, otherwise Gd+), 45 Seaver (Vg-Ex+), 50 Mays (10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 80 Carew (Nr/Mt), 100 Gibson (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex), 110 Aaron (Ex-Mt), 145 Drysdale (Ex+), 150 Clemente (95/5 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 177 Ryan RC (miscut, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 220 Killebrew (Ex-Mt), 230 Rose (Ex), 240 Kaline (Ex), 247 Bench RC (VG+ 3.5), 250 Yastrzemski (Vg+), 280 Mantle (EX 5), 330 Maris (Nr/Mt+), 355 Banks (Ex-Mt), 374 Clemente AS (Nr/Mt), 408 Carlton (Ex-Mt+), 480 Manager's Dream (Vg-Ex), 490 Superstars (Vg-Ex+), 500 F. Robinson (95/5 T/B, otherwise Ex+), 520 Brock (Pr-Fr), 528 Tigers (Nr/Mt-Mt), 530 Bird Belters (Vg-Ex), and 575 Palmer (Ex-Mt). Also included are yellow-team variations for #49 and 66. This is an attractive midgrade set filled with numerous highlights and representing an excellent collecting value. Total: 600 cards (complete set of 598 plus 2 variations).

Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.

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