1964 and 1971 Topps Coins Complete Sets Plus Duplicates (403 coins)

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1343

Item Year: 1964

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented are complete sets of Topps metal coins, dating from 1964 (complete at 164 plus one variation) and 1971 (complete at 153), plus 85 duplicates from the 1971 series. These metal coins were issued as special inserts by Topps in baseball-card wax packs. The sets feature all the major stars of the era, including Mantle, Mays, Clemente, Aaron, Koufax, Banks, Maris, Snider, Rose, Jackson, Bench, and many more. 1) 1964 Topps Coins Complete Set (164 coins plus one variation for a total of 165): Complete set plus variation for #131 Mantle. Condition ranges from Gd-Vg to Ex (with the only problems being rust spots on the backs and along the rims, which is characteristic of this set). Keys: #42 Banks (Gd-Vg), 80 Mays (Vg), 82 Rose (Vg+), 83 Aaron (Vg), 106 Koufax (Vg+), 120 Mantle (Vg+), 131a Mantle AS LH (Vg+), 131b Mantle AS RH (Vg-Ex), 149 Aaron AS (Vg-Ex), 150 Clemente AS (Vg+), and 151 Mays AS (Vg+). 2) 1971 Topps Coins Complete Set (153 coins): Condition is: 33% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 61% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 6% lesser. Keys: #58 Yastrzemski (Ex-Mt), 71 Clemente (Ex+), 101 Rose (Gd-Vg), 108 Jackson (Ex-Mt+), 137 Aaron (Ex-Mt), 149 Bench (Gd-Vg), and 153 Mays (Vg-Ex). The eighty-five 1971 duplicates. consisting primarily of common players, range in condition from Vg to Nr/Mt, averaging Vg-Ex+. This is a very attractive collection of these two popular insert coin sets loaded with all the stars and Hall of Famers of the day! Total: 2 sets, 403 coins. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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