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1962 Topps Complete Set (598) with 73 PSA-Graded Cards
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $6,463
Presented is an exceptionally attractive and unusually high grade complete set of 1962 Topps, one of the most popular and classic of all baseball-card sets. This extremely high quality 1962 Topps set of 598 cards was purchased from Wholesale Cards (one of the hobby's first full-time card dealerships) in the year of issue by our consignor, an old-time collector, and has been stored in the closet ever since. Of the 598 cards in the set, seventy-three cards (12% of the set) have been professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. Included are fifteen NM-MT 8s including Aaron, forty-six NM 7s including Koufax, Clemente, and Mays, one EX-MT+ 6.5, ten EX-MT 6s including #1 Maris, and one EX 5 (#200 Mantle). The flush-to-the-border brown wood-grain design of the 1962 Topps set makes this issue particularly susceptible to edge and corner wear, and makes the assembly of high-grade sets all the more difficult. This is a beautiful set! It is rare to find a complete set of this classic issue in such high grade and offered as a single unit. The PSA grades are as follows: Fifteen NM-MT 8: #14, 25 Banks, 141, 167 McCarver RC, 222, 320 Aaron, 331, 362, 396 F. Robinson AS, 490, 492, 498, 505 Marichal, 515, and 569. Forty-six NM 7: #5 Koufax, 10 Clemente, 30 Mathews, 70 Killebrew, 73 Fox, 105, 111, 139 Babe Hits (OC), 140 Ruth/Gehrig, 143, 150 Kaline, 152, 154, 166, 175, 184, 260, 288, 297, 300 Mays, 310 Ford, 313 Maris IA, 318 Mantle IA, 350 Robinson, 358, 360 Berra, 379, 381, 386, 387 Brock RC, 401 Maris/Cepeda, 404, 411, 425 Yastrzemski, 434, 445, 446, 471 Mantle AS, 513, 529, 530 Gibson, 538, 544 McCovey, 553, 561, and 594 Uecker RC. One EX-MT+ 6.5: #395 Mays AS. Ten EX-MT 6: #1 Maris, 18 Managers' Dream, 50 Musial, 53 HR LDRS, 99 Powell RC, 100 Spahn, 199 Perry RC, 218 Torre RC, 340 Drysdale, and 575 Schoendienst SP. One EX 5: #200 Mantle. Ungraded Keys: #29 Stengel (Ex-Mt), 45 Robinson (Ex), 85 Hodges (Ex-Mt), 213 Ashburn (Ex-Mt), 251 Yankees team (Ex-Mt), 394 Aaron AS (Ex-Mt), 468 Robinson AS (Ex-Mt), 500 Snider (Vg), 545 Wilhelm (Ex), 584 Twins team (Ex-Mt), 591 McDowell RC (Ex-Mt), 592 Bouton RC (Ex-Mt), 596 Pepitone RC (Ex-Mt), and 598 Hickman RC (Vg). The condition of the not-yet-encapsulated cards is 92% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 8% Ex (with a few slightly lesser). It is expensive to encapsulate an entire complete set with hundreds of cards, but the collector who assembled this set did make a sizable investment in grading seventy-three cards, which is an extremely substantial selection. As suggested by the extraordinary grades and condition composite above, this is a crisp and stunning complete set of this classic 1960s issue with tremendous eye-appeal. This set obviously has tremendous break value. The SMR value for just seventy-two PSA-graded cards (not including the one qualified card and the 525 ungraded cards) is $4,404. Total: 598 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000++. SOLD FOR $6,463
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