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1959 & 1963 Fleer Sets, 1961 Topps Near Set, and 1960-1976 Hall of Fame Card Collection (96)

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $6,960.00

Collection of two complete Fleer sets (1959 and 1963), 1961 Topps partially complete set (528 cards), plus collection of ninety-six different major star cards (comprised of seventeen different Mantle cards, fifteen Mays, seven Koufax, twenty-seven Aaron, and fifteen Clemente cards) spanning the years 1960 to 1976. 1) 1959 Fleer Complete Set (80 cards): Condition composite: 65% grade Ex-Mt or better, 35% Ex or better. Keys: #1 Early Years (Vg-Ex/Ex), 2 Williams/Ruth (Ex), 11 Williams/Foxx (Ex-Mt bordering Nr/Mt), 17 Ted Hit .400 (Ex-Mt), 19 Triple Crown (Nr/Mt), 39 Williams/Cronin/E. Collins (Nr/Mt), 63 All-Star Record (Ex-Mt), 67 Williams/Snead (Ex-Mt), 68 Ted Signs (35/65 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 70 Williams/Thorpe (Nr/Mt), 75 Williams/Ruth/Collins (Nr/Mt) and 80 Ted's Goals (Ex). Very sharp-looking set. 2) 1963 Fleer Complete Set (67 cards): Keys: #4 B. Robinson (Ex-Mt), 5 Mays (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 8 Yastrzemski (25/75 L/R, otherwise Ex), 41 Drysdale (Nr/Mt), 42 Koufax (Vg-Ex), 43 Wills RC (Ex-Mt), 45 Spahn (small touch of paper loss at the top border, otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex), 46 Adcock SP (tiny corner wrinkle, otherwise Vg-Ex), 56 Clemente (clipped corner and black marker on the reverse), 61 Gibson (5/95 L/R and stains on the right border, otherwise Ex), Checklist (checked in blue ink, otherwise Ex). The balance of the cards grade 62% Ex or better and 38% Vg (with a few slightly lesser). 3) 1961 Topps Partial Set (528 of 587 cards in the set): Missing the following fifty-nine cards for completion: #523-571, 573-581, 583, 586, 589. Keys: #2 Maris (10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex), 10 B. Robinson (30/70 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 35 Santo RC (Ex), 44 AL HR LDRs (Nr/Mt), 80 Killebrew (Vg-Ex), 88 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), 120 Mathews (Ex-Mt), 141 B. Williams RC (Vg-Ex), 150 Mays (20/80 L/R with a slight tilt, otherwise Ex-Mt), 160 Ford (Nr/Mt), 200 Spahn (Vg), 207 Koufax/Podres (Vg), 211 Gibson (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 228 Yankees Team (70/30 T/B, otherwise Ex), 260 Drysdale (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 287 Yaz (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex), 290 Musial (80/20 towards the top right border, otherwise Ex), 300 Mantle (Gd), 307 Mantle WS (10/90 T/B, otherwise Ex), 344 Koufax (Vg-Ex), 350 Banks (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 360 F. Robinson (Gd), 388 Clemente (20/80 towards the bottom left border, otherwise Ex), 405 Gehrig Benched (Ex bordering Ex-Mt), 406 Mantle HR (75/25 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 415 Aaron (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 425 Berra (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 429 Kaline (Vg-Ex), 430 Mazeroski (Ex), 443 Snider (70/30 towards the bottom right border, otherwise Ex-Mt), 472 Berra MVP (20/80 towards the bottom left border, otherwise Ex-Mt), 475 Mantle MVP (Vg-Ex), 480 Campanella MVP (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 482 Mays (print dots, otherwise Ex-Mt), 484 Aaron MVP (Vg-Ex/Ex), 485 Banks MVP (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 517 McCovey (20/80 L/R with slight tilt, otherwise Ex). The balance of the cards grade 80% Ex or better and 20% Vg to Vg-Ex. 4) Hall of Famer collection of ninety-six Topps baseball cards: Mickey Mantle (17 cards from 1960-1969), Willie Mays (15 cards from 1960-1973), Sandy Koufax (7 cards from 1960 to 1966), Roberto Clemente (15 cards from 1960 to 1973), Hank Aaron (27 cards from 1960 to 1976), Al Kaline (15 cards from 1959 to 1974). This final entry of ninety-six cards is a particularly interesting and appealing group, including very pleasing (though not high-grade) examples of so many of the key cards of the era, with each card a classic featuring one of a very select group of Hall of Famer greats. The cards range in grade from Vg to Ex-Mt (averaging Vg-Ex overall) with the exception of just a few cards which grade Good. Total 771 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $6,960.00


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