1968 Topps Collection (1,947 cards) Including 147 Hall of Famers

Sold For: $7,200

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1405

Item Year: 1968

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is a tremendous high-grade collection of approximately 1,947 cards from the 1968 Topps set, highlighted by more than 140 Hall of Famers, including Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, and Hank Aaron. This collection includes heavy duplication. The 1968 Topps set is loaded with stars and Hall of Famers of the era and is one of the most popular sets of the decade, highlighted by the rookie cards of HOFers Nolan Ryan and Johnny Bench, this set also includes the extremely popular “combo” cards featuring more than one player, with #480 Superstars (with Roberto Clemente), #490 Superstars (Harmon Killebrew, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays), and #535 Bird Belters (Frank and Brooks Robinson). Condition is 23% Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint), 51% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, and 26% Vg-Ex to Ex (including a few lesser, a few trimmed, and a few miscut). Four cards are graded MINT 9 by PSA. Keys: Five #1 NL Batting Ldrs (two Ex-Mt, two Ex+, and slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), five 3 NL RBI Ldrs (Nr/Mt, two Ex-Mt, Ex,and Vg-Ex), three 20 B. Robinson (Nr/Mt and two Ex-Mt), four 45 Seaver (Ex-Mt, Ex, and two Vg-Ex), two 50 Mays (both Ex-Mt), four 58 Mathews (Nr/Mt and three Ex-Mt), two 80 Carew (Vg-Ex and possible slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), four 100 Gibson (Nr/Mt-Mt, Nr/Mt, and two Ex-Mt), 110 Aaron (Nr/Mt+), four 144 Morgan (Nr/Mt, two Ex-Mt, and Ex+), four 145 Drysdale (Nr/Mt-Mt, Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, and Ex+), 150 Clemente (Nr/Mt), two 230 Rose (75/25 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt and Ex), four 220 Killebrew (PSA MINT 9, Ex-Mt, Ex+, and slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), two 245 Kaline (Nr/Mt and Ex+), 247 Bench RC (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex), 250 Yastrzemski (Nr/Mt), 280 Mantle (Vg+), four 290 McCovey (MINT 9, Nr/Mt+, Ex-Mt, and Ex), two 330 Maris (both Nr/Mt), 355 Banks (Ex), four Aaron AS (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, and two Ex), two 374 Clemente AS (Ex-Mt and 15/85 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), three 385 Carlton (MINT 9 and two Ex-Mt), 480 Manager's Dream - Clemente (Ex), 490 Killebrew/Mays/Mantle (Nr/Mt), three 500 F. Robinson (Nr/Mt-Mt, Ex-Mt, and 90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex), three 520 Brock (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, and Ex), 530 Bird Belters (Nr/Mt), and three 575 Palmer (MINT 9, Ex-Mt+, and Ex+). This is a very high-quality collection of cards from this popular 1960s Topps issue! Total: approximately 1,947 cards.
Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+.

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