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Five 1974 Topps Factory-Vending Complete Sets (3,520 cards)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $11,750
Collection of five complete factory-vending sets comprised of 1974 Topps baseball (660 cards per set). Each set includes the traded set (44 cards per set) for a total of 704 cards per set. All 3,520 Topps cards comprising these sets were assembled directly from vending cases. Our consignor, a longtime hobbyist (who as a professional photographer was responsible for hundreds of photos that appeared on baseball cards in the 1970s and 1980s) purchased these cards in their year of issue and has had them safely stored away for over thirty years! The boxes the sets come in are taped shut and have never been opened. The 1974 Topps set includes cards of Nolan Ryan, Mike Schmidt, Tom Seaver, Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield (RC), and Pete Rose. All the other stars of the day are also included. Five extraordinarily high-grade unopened vending sets looking exactly as they did when they were put together and stored in the closet in 1974. Total 3,520 cards (five complete sets of 704). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $11,750
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