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1966 to 1979 Topps, Kellogg's, Fleer Baseball Card Collection (4,386)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $18,800

Collection of 4,386 baseball cards, spanning the years 1966 through 1979, issued by Topps, Kellogg's, and Fleer. Our consignor's husband, one of the great hobby pioneers from the earliest days of organized collecting, purchased these cards in their year of issue and safely stored them away for over thirty-five years! Most are pack-fresh. Included are many individual complete series of Topps cards and interesting modest-value complete sets that together make this a very interesting and substantial collection.

The collection consists of the following:

Topps: 1) 1966 Topps #1-88 1st series (88 cards): 85% range from Ex to Nr/Mt, 15% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Mays (Vg), 30 Rose (25/75 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 50 Mantle (75/25 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 70 Yaz (Vg-Ex), and 72 Perez (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt). 2) 1968 Topps #197-283 3rd series (87 cards): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 10% Ex. Keys: #230 Rose (Nr/Mt), 240 Kaline (Miscut on top, otherwise Ex), 247 Bench RC (Nr/Mt), and 280 Mantle (25/75 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt). 3) 1968 Topps #458-533 6th series (76 cards): 95% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), 5% slightly lesser. Keys: #480 Manager's Dream Clemente (75/25 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 490 Super Stars Mantle ((75/25 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 500 F. Robinson (Vg-Ex), 520 Brock (Ex-Mt), 528 Tigers (Nr/Mt), 530 Bird Belters (25/75 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt). 4) 1968 Topps #534-598 7th series (65 cards): 95% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 5% Ex. Key: #575 Palmer (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt). 5-7) Three 1968 Topps Game Complete Sets (33 cards each for a total of 99 cards): All three complete sets grade Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt. 8) 1969 Topps #426-512 5th series (87 cards): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 10% Ex. Keys: #480 Seaver (Nr/Mt-Mt), 500 Mantle (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 510 Carew (Nr/Mt). 9) 1969 Topps #426-512 5th series (87 cards): 85% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 15% Ex. Keys: #480 Seaver (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 500 Mantle (25/75 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 510 Carew (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex). 10) 1969 Topps #513-588 6th series (76 cards): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 10% Ex. Keys: #533 Ryan (Nr/Mt-Mt), 550 Robinson (70/30 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 573 Palmer (Nr/Mt). 11) 1969 Topps #589-664 7th series (76 cards): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 10% Ex. Keys: #597 Fingers RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 630 Bonds RC (Nr/Mt), and 650 Williams (Nr/Mt). 12) 1969 Topps #589-664 7th series (76 cards): 85% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 15% Ex. Keys: #597 Fingers RC (Ex-Mt), 630 Bonds RC (Ex), and 650 Williams (Ex). 13) 1969 Topps #589-664 7th series (76 cards): 85% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 15% Ex. Keys: #597 Fingers RC (Nr/Mt), 630 Bonds RC (20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex), and 650 Williams (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex). 14) 1969 Topps #589-664 7th series (76 cards): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 10% Ex. Keys: #597 Fingers RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 630 Bonds RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 650 Williams (Nr/Mt). 15) 1969 Topps Deckle Edge Complete Set (33 cards): Grades Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt. 16) 1970 Topps #460-546 5th series (87 cards): 90% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 10% Ex-Mt. Key: #500 Aaron (Nr/Mt). 17) 1970 Topps #460-546 5th series (87 cards): 90% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 10% Ex-Mt. Key: #500 Aaron (Nr/Mt). 18) 1970 Topps #460-546 5th series (87 cards): 90% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 10% Ex-Mt. Key: #500 Aaron (Nr/Mt-Mt). 19) 1970 Topps #547-633 6th series (87 cards): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 10% Ex. Keys: #580 Rose (Nr/Mt-Mt), 600 Mays (Ex-Mt), and 630 Banks (Nr/Mt-Mt). 20) 1970 Topps #547-633 6th series (87 cards): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 10% Ex. Keys: two #600 Mays (both 80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 630 Banks (Ex-Mt). 21) 1970 Topps Scratch-Offs Complete Set (24 cards): Grades Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt. 22) 1970 Topps Transogram Complete Boxed Set (30 cards): Twenty-five cards range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, five cards are Vg-Ex. 23) 1971 Topps #1-132 1st series (132 cards): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 10% Ex. Keys: #5 Munson (miscut on the right edge, otherwise Nr/Mt), 20 Jackson (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex), and 100 Rose (Ex-Mt). 24) 1971 Topps #264-393 3rd series (130 cards): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 10% Ex. Keys: #300 Robinson (Nr/Mt), 341 Garvey RC (90/10 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt). 25) 1971 Topps Scratch-Offs Complete Set (24 cards): Grades Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt. 26) 1972 Topps #1-132 1st series (132 cards): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 10% Ex. Keys: #49 Mays (Nr/Mt-Mt), 79 Fisk RC (miscut on the left edge, otherwise Nr/Mt). 27) 1978 Topps Complete Set (726 cards): 95% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 5% Ex-Mt. Keys: #36 Murray (Nr/Mt), 100 Brett (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 400 Ryan (80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 707 Molitor/Trammell RC (Nr/Mt). 28) 1979 Topps Complete Set (726 cards): 95% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 5% Ex-Mt (with a few slightly lesser). Keys: #24 Molitor (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 115 Ryan (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 116 Smith RC (75/25 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 650 Rose (Ex). Kellogg's: 29) 1970 Kellogg's Complete Set (75 cards): Grades Ex-Mt overall with heavy curling. The 1970 set was the first simulated 3-D cards issued by Kellogg's. This unique design concept, which lasted for fourteen years, was achieved by placing a clear color player photo between a purposely blurred stadium background scene and a layer of plastic overlay. 30) 1971 Kellogg's Complete Set (75 cards): Grades Ex-Mt overall with heavy curling. The 1971 Kellogg's set is of special note with reference to rarity as this was the only year in which complete sets could not be ordered directly from the company. The only way to collect 1971 Kellogg's was to buy box after box of cereal, with just one card packaged in each box. Completing a set took a Herculean effort. 31-36) Six 1973 Kellogg's Sets (54 cards each for a total of 324 cards): All six complete sets grade Nr/Mt overall. 37) 1970 Rold Gold Complete Set (15 cards): Twelve cards are Nr/Mt, three have surface imperfections. This set was produced to honor the ‘Greatest Players Ever’ in the first 100 years of baseball as chosen by the Baseball Writers of America in 1969. Cards of Babe Ruth (two different poses), Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, and ten other Hall of Famers comprise the set. The only way to assemble a 1970 Rold Gold set was to buy countless bags of pretzels, which included only one card per bag. The set was re-released by Kellogg's in 1972, but Rold Gold cards can be differentiated from the Kellogg's cards of 1972 by the 1970 copyright date on the reverse. Fleer: 38-41) Four 1970 Fleer World Series Sets (66 cards each for a total of 264 cards): All four complete sets grade Nr/Mt overall. 42-45) Four 1971 Fleer World Series Sets (68 cards each for a total of 272 cards): All four complete sets grade Nr/Mt overall. Very neat collection of baseball cards from the 60s and 70s. Total 4,386 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000++. SOLD FOR $18,800


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