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1973 to 2004 Topps Complete-Set Collection (41 sets, 28,747 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $3,231

Extremely substantial and comprehensive collection of thirty-eight complete Topps baseball sets, comprised of a complete set run spanning the years 1973 through 2004 and five duplicate sets (1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1998), plus three additional sets (1983 Donruss, 1993 and 1994 Upper Deck), for a total of 41 complete sets. Seventeen of the sets are factory boxed sets with the original plastic wrapping still on them as issued (except three are without the plastic wrapping). The collection is highlighted by the rookie cards of countless stars and Hall of Famers, including Schmidt, Winfield, Brett, Yount, Rice, Carter, Eckersley, Sutter, Murray, Molitor, Smith, Henderson, Ripken, Sandberg, Gwynn, Boggs, and Puckett. 1) 1973 Complete Set (660): 90% grade Nr/Mt or better, 10% slightly lesser. Keys: #1 Ruth/Mays/Aaron (Ex-Mt), 50 Clemente (Nr/Mt), 100 Aaron (Nr/Mt), 220 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 305 Mays (Nr/Mt), 615 Schmidt RC (Nr/Mt). 2) 1974 Complete Set with Traded series (704): 90% grade Nr/Mt or better, 10% slightly lesser. Keys: #1 Aaron (Ex), 20 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 283 Schmidt (80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 300 Rose (Ex-Mt), 456 Winfield RC (Nr/Mt). 3) 1975 Complete Set (660): 85% Nr/Mt or better, 15% slightly lesser. Keys: #61 Winfield (Nr/Mt-Mt), 70 Schmidt (Nr/Mt), 223 Yount RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 228 Brett RC (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 300 Jackson (Nr/Mt), 320 Rose (Ex), 616 Rice RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 620 Carter RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 660 Aaron (Ex-Mt). 4) 1975 Near-Complete Mini Set (648/660): Missing two commons #477 and 648. 80% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 20% slightly lesser grades. Keys: #1 Aaron HL (Ex), 5 Ryan HL (Ex), 61 Winfield (Ex-Mt), 70 Schmidt (Nr/Mt), 223 Yount RC (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 228 Brett RC (Nr/Mt), 320 Rose (Nr/Mt-Mt), 500 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 616 Rice RC (Ex), 620 Carter RC (Ex-Mt), 660 Aaron (Ex-Mt). 5) 1976 Complete Set (660): 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt. 6) 1977 Complete Set (660): 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt. 7) 1978 Complete Set (726): 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt. 8) 1979 Complete Set (726): 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt. 9-17) 1980-1988 Complete Sets (9 sets, 6,996 cards): Nr/Mt-Mt or better overall. 18-19) two 1989 Complete Sets (1,584): one set is a factory-boxed set and the other is hand-collated; both Nr/Mt-Mt or better overall. 20-21) two 1990 Complete Sets (1,584): one set is a factory-boxed set and the other is hand-collated; both Nr/Mt-Mt or better overall. 22) 1991 Complete Set (792): Nr/Mt-Mt or better overall. 23-30) 1992-1997 Complete Sets (8 sets, 5,263 cards): all factory boxed sets, with duplicates of 1994 and 1996. 31-32) two 1998 Complete Sets (1,004): one set is a factory-boxed set and the other is hand-collated, both Nr/Mt-Mt or better overall. 33) 1999 Complete Set (462): Nr/Mt-Mt or better overall. 34) 2000 Complete Set (478): Nr/Mt-Mt or better overall. 35-38) 2001-2004 Complete Sets (4 sets, 2,960 cards): all factory-boxed sets. 39) 1983 Donruss Complete Set (660): Nr/Mt-Mt or better overall. 40-41) 1993 and 1994 Upper Deck Complete Sets (1,510): both factory-boxed sets. Total 28,747 cards (40 complete sets and one near-complete set). Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000+. SOLD FOR $3,231


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