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1965-1978 Topps Baseball Card Collection Including Stars (3,966 cards)

Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $15,275

Crisp, fresh vending hoard of 3,966 Topps baseball cards, spanning the years 1965 to 1978, highlighted by many star cards and Hall of Famers. This collection of vending-fresh high-grade cards could provide the foundation for high-grade sets and at the same time provide quality inventory to trade or fill want lists. A high percentage of these cards are well centered, with the fresh look which vending-quality cards from this era display. These cards are from The Sy Berger Collection and somehow completely escaped handling by the Berger children. The 3,966 count total includes thirty-six 1970 Topps Super cards, and 213 1977 Topps Cloth Stickers, as noted below. 1) 1965 Topps (183 diff): 90% range from Ex to Nr/Mt-Mt, 10% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #16 Morgan RC (Ex-Mt), 130 Kaline (Ex), 134 Mantle WS (Ex-Mt), 150 B. Robinson (Nr/Mt), 155 Maris (Ex), 170 Aaron (Ex), 207 Rose (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 250 Mays (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt). 2) 1966 Topps (797 cards, 353 different of the 598 cards in the set): 95% range from Ex to Nr/Mt-Mt, 5% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #72 Perez (Vg-Ex), four 110 Banks (three Ex-Mt, one Ex), eight 120 Killebrew (three Nr/Mt-Mt, five Nr/Mt), five 125 Brock (two Nr/Mt, two Ex-Mt, one Vg), seven 126 Palmer RC (three Nr/Mt-Mt, four Nr/Mt), five 160 Ford (two Nr/Mt-Mt, two Nr/Mt, one Ex-Mt), 255 Stargell (Ex-Mt), 300 Clemente (Ex), 320 Gibson (Ex), 365 Maris (Ex-Mt), 390 Robinson (Ex-Mt), 410 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 420 Marichal (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 430 Drysdale (Ex-Mt). 3) 1968 Topps Near-Complete Set (534 of 598 cards): Missing the following thirty-four cards for completion: #251, 264, 281, 465, 477, 479, 486, 491, 499, 500 Robinson, 515, 520 Brock, 521, 527, 535, 536, 546, 548, 550, 555, 558, 559, 561, 567, 569, 571, 572, 575 Palmer, 576, 578, 583, 590, 594, 596. Grades 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 10% Ex (with a few slightly lesser). Keys: #20 B. Robinson (Nr/Mt), 45 Seaver (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 50 Mays (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 80 Carew (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 100 Gibson (Nr/Mt-Mt), 110 Aaron (Nr/Mt-Mt), 150 Clemente (Nr/Mt), 177 Ryan RC (Nr/Mt), 230 Rose (Ex-Mt), 240 Kaline (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 247 Bench RC (Nr/Mt), 250 Yastrzemski (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 280 Mantle (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 330 Maris (Nr/Mt-Mt), 355 Banks (Nr/Mt), 408 Carlton (70/30 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 480 Manager's Dream (Ex-Mt), 490 Superstars (Ex-Mt), 528 Tigers (Ex-Mt), 530 Bird Belters (Ex-Mt). 4) 1968 Topps (1,703 cards, 438 different of the 598 cards in the set): Grades 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 10% Ex (with a few slightly lesser). Keys: two #20 B. Robinson (both Ex-Mt), four 45 Seaver (three Nr/Mt, one Ex-Mt), two 50 Mays (both 20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), two 80 Carew (both 10/90 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), two 100 Gibson (both Nr/Mt), four 110 Aaron (two Nr/Mt, two Ex-Mt), 150 Clemente (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), two 230 Rose (both Ex-Mt), 247 Bench RC (10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 250 Yastrzemski (Ex-Mt), 280 Mantle (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex), five 330 Maris (three Nr/Mt, two Ex-Mt), six 355 Banks (five are 10/90 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt, one Ex-Mt), 480 Manager's Dream (Vg-Ex). 5) 1970 Topps Super Near-Complete Set (36 of 42 cards): Missing the following six cards for completion: #5 Seaver, 12 Clemente, 29 Yaz, 33 Gibson, 41 Staub, 42 Agee. Condition ranges from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt). 6) 1977 Topps Cloth Stickers Near-Complete Set (53 of 55 stickers plus 160 duplicates for a total of 213). Missing just two cards #47 and 48 for completion. Grades Nr/Mt. 7) 1978 Topps Vending Box (approximately 500 cards): 80% grading Nr/Mt or better and 20% grading Ex-Mt. Most of the cards in this collection are suitable candidates for professional grading or ideal for upgrading high-grade sets. Also included are the original vending boxes. From the Sy Berger Collection. Total 3,966 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+. SOLD FOR $15,275


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