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1971 Topps Football Complete Set (263): #1 PSA Set Registry! (8.49 GPA)

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $22,325

Presented is a remarkable ultra high-grade complete 263-card set of 1971 Topps football cards. This is the literally the finest set ever assembled, by far the finest set in the world, and the number-one current and All-Time Finest set on the PSA Registry! The colored flush-to-the-border design of the 1971 Topps football set makes this issue particularly challenging to collect in extremely high grade. This classic set features all the stars of the era, including rookie cards of Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw, Joe Greene, Ken Houston, and Willie Lanier, and stars such as Johnny Unitas, Dick Butkus, Bart Starr, Fran Tarkenton, Gayle Sayers, and Joe Namath. Each card has been graded and encapsulated by PSA. The set includes two GEM MINT 10s, 116 MINT 9s, fourteen NM-MT+ 8.5s, 123 NM-MT 8s, one NM+ 7.5, and seven NM 7s. The PSA registry overall weighted GPA rating is an astounding 8.49. A set like this - especially a 1971 Topps football set - does not just happen to come together by chance. This ultra high-grade set has been assembled one card at a time with an uncompromising commitment to condition and eye-appeal over many years by an extremely dedicated collector who actively sought to upgrade this set at considerable expense during the entire span of his collecting. This is an extraordinary set! The PSA condition report is as follows: Two cards are graded GEM MINT 10: #83, and 174. 116 cards are graded MINT 9: #1 Unitas, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13 Buchanan, 14, 16 Brown, 18, 20 Wilson, 21, 22, 23, 24 Johnson, 25 Butkus, 26 Taylor, 27, 28, 30, 33, 34, 35 Bell, 37, 40, 42, 45 Csonka, 46, 50 Jurgensen, 51, 54, 55 Wood, 57, 59, 60, 62, 66, 67, 68, 71 Page, 72, 75, 81, 85, 87, 92, 94 Mack, 95, 97, 101, 102, 104, 106, 109, 110 Little, 113 Houston RC, 114 Lanier RC, 118 Renfro, 120 Tarkenton, 122, 125 Olsen, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 137, 142, 144 Lilly, 145, 148, 150 Sayers, 153, 156 Bradshaw RC, 157 Kelly, 160 Griese, 161, 162, 165, 166, 167, 168, 172, 173, 177, 178 Biletnikoff, 179, 181, 185, 192, 193, 195, 196, 197, 199, 200 Starr, 203, 204, 206, 213, 216, 218, 220, 221, 222, 230, 238, 241, 242, 243, 245 Greene RC, 249, 252, 254, 257, and 258. Fourteen cards are graded NM-MT+ 8.5: #17, 32, 49, 53, 61 Stenerud, 70, 77, 90, 112, 121, 158 Krause, 163, 184, and 189 Wilcox. 123 cards are graded NM-MT 8: #2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10 Alworth, 15, 29, 31, 36 Hickerson, 38, 39 Blanda, 41, 43, 44, 47, 48, 52, 56, 58, 63, 64, 65, 69, 73, 74, 76, 78, 79, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88, 89, 91, 93, 96, 98, 99, 100, 103, 105, 107, 108, 111, 115, 116, 117, 119, 123, 124, 126, 132, 133 Nitschke, 134, 135, 136, 138, 139, 140, 141, 143, 146, 147 Buoniconti, 149, 151 Otto, 152, 154 LeBeau, 159, 164, 169, 171, 175 Mackey, 176, 180 Dawson, 182, 183, 186, 187, 188 Wehrli RC, 190 Hayes, 191, 194, 198, 201, 202, 205, 207 Brown, 208, 209 Jones, 210 Sanders RC, 211, 212, 214, 215, 217, 219, 223, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 239, 240, 244 Smith, 246, 248, 250 Namath, 251, 253, 255, 256, 259, and 262. One card is graded NM+ 7.5: #155. Seven cards are graded NM 7: #19 Maynard, 170, 224, 247, 260 Simpson, 261 Warfield, and 263 Matte. This is a spectacular ultra high-grade complete set of one of the most condition-sensitive of all football-card sets from any era. This set has been painstakingly assembled, with constant upgrading, at great expense, and with a tremendous investment in time and effort by an extremely dedicated collector over a period of many years. The total SMR value for the individual cards (not including the two GEM MINT 10s) is $20,847 (there is no SMR value for the NM-MT+ 8.5 or NM+ 7.5 grades, so the fifteen examples graded at these levels were calculated using the NM-MT 8 and NM 7 values). Total: 263 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000++. SOLD FOR $22,325


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