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Three 1971 Topps Complete Sets (2,256 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $8,813

Collection of three 1971 Topps complete sets (752 cards per set). 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! These are untouched sets. The cards are pack fresh, with the normal number of off-center cards that are to be expected. 1971 Topps are especially condition sensitive, as the black flush-to-the-border design of the set makes them particularly susceptible to corner and edge wear. Important grading note: REA sent eight cards from this lot to PSA for grading. Two cards (#20 Jackson and #630 Clemente) each came back PSA NM 7. The other six cards came back "Evid Trim" and were not holdered (160 Seaver, 341 Garvey, two 400 Aaron, two 513 Ryan). We are 100% certain that PSA is in error on all six of these cards, but perhaps there is something that we cannot detect that has caused PSA to misinterpret these cards as trimmed. These cards are NOT trimmed. It is an unquestionable fact that these cards were purchased in 1971 and have remained untouched since that time. Per REA's grading disclosure policies, we are communicating the PSA grading submission result, and also per REA's policies, we have not resent the cards in for regrading. 1) 1971 Complete Set (752): 20% Nr/Mt-Mt, 55% Nr/Mt, 20% Ex-Mt, 5% Ex. Keys: #5 Munson (Ex), 20 Jackson (PSA NM 7), 100 Rose (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 160 Seaver (Nr/Mt), 250 Bench (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 341 Garvey RC (Nr/Mt), 400 Aaron (Nr/Mt), 513 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 525 Banks (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex), 600 Mays (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 630 Clemente (PSA NM 7), 640 F. Robinson (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 709 Baylor/Baker RC (Ex-Mt). 2) 1971 Complete Set (752): 20% Nr/Mt-Mt, 55% Nr/Mt, 20% Ex-Mt, 5% Ex. Keys: #5 Munson (Ex-Mt), 20 Jackson (90/10 L/R and 80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 100 Rose (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 160 Seaver (70/30 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 250 Bench (Nr/Mt), 341 Garvey RC (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 400 Aaron (Nr/Mt), 513 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 525 Banks (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex), 600 Mays (70/30 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 630 Clemente (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 640 F. Robinson (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex), 709 Baylor/Baker RC (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt). 3) 1971 Complete Set (752): 20% Nr/Mt-Mt, 55% Nr/Mt, 20% Ex-Mt, 5% Ex. Keys: #5 Munson (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex), 20 Jackson (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 100 Rose (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 160 Seaver (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 250 Bench (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 341 Garvey RC (Nr/Mt), 400 Aaron (Nr/Mt), 513 Ryan (Vg-Ex), 525 Banks (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 600 Mays (Ex-Mt), 630 Clemente (Ex), 640 F. Robinson (Nr/Mt), 709 Baylor/Baker RC (80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt). Three complete sets (752 cards per set), offered as a single lot. Total 2,256 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $8,813


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