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1970-1979 Topps Complete-Set Run (10 sets)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $10,073

Exceptional complete-set run of 1970 through 1979 Topps baseball cards (missing 232 1971 Topps cards, four 1974 Topps cards, and one 1975 Topps card for completion, as noted). These cards are starting "to have some age" to them! To us, it seems as if these cards were just released yesterday, but the fact is that it's been over thirty years. 1) 1970 Complete Set (720 cards): 85% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, and 15% Ex to Ex-Mt. Keys: #1 Mets Team (Ex), 140 Jackson (Ex-Mt), 189 Munson RC (Nr/Mt), 300 Seaver (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 350 Clemente (40/60 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 500 Aaron (35/65 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 580 Rose (Ex-Mt), 600 Mays (Nr/Mt-Mt), 630 Banks (Ex-Mt), 640 Kaline (Nr/Mt), 660 Bench (Ex), 700 F. Robinson (Vg-Ex/Ex), 712 Ryan (Nr/Mt-Mt). 2) 1971 Partial Set (520/752): 70% range from Ex to Ex-Mt (includes a few Nr/Mt), 30% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #5 Munson (Ex), 20 Jackson (Vg-Ex), 100 Rose (Ex), 160 Seaver (Vg-Ex), 250 Bench (Vg), 341 Garvey RC (Vg-Ex), 400 Aaron (Pr), 525 Banks (Vg-Ex), 640 F. Robinson (Vg). 3) 1972 Complete Set (787): 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt. Keys: #1 Pirates team (Ex-Mt), 49 Mays (Nr/Mt), 79 Fisk RC (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 299 Aaron (Nr/Mt), 309 Clemente (Nr/Mt-Mt), 559 Rose (Ex-Mt), 595 Ryan (Nr/Mt-Mt), 686 Garvey (Ex-Mt), 695 Carew (Ex-Mt). 4) 1973 Complete Set (660): 70% Nr/Mt, 25% Ex to Ex-Mt, 5% slightly lesser grades. Keys: #1 Ruth/Mays/Aaron (Vg-Ex), 50 Clemente (Ex-Mt), 100 Aaron (Nr/Mt), 220 Ryan (Vg), 305 Mays (75/25 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 615 Schmidt RC (Ex-Mt). 5) 1974 Complete Set Minus Four (700/704): Missing just #40 Palmer, 115 Fisk, 283 Schmidt, and 351 (common) for completion. 30% Nr/Mt-Mt, 65% Nr/Mt, 5% Ex-Mt. Keys: #1 Aaron (Ex), 20 Ryan (Nr/Mt-Mt), 300 Rose (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 456 Winfield RC (Nr/Mt). 6) 1975 Complete Set Minus One (659/660): Missing just #355 (common) for completion. 65% Nr/Mt-Mt, 25% Nr/Mt, 5% Ex-Mt, 5% Ex. Keys: #1 Aaron HL (Ex), 61 Winfield (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 70 Schmidt (Nr/Mt-Mt), 223 Yount RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 228 Brett RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 300 Jackson (Nr/Mt-Mt), 320 Rose (Nr/Mt-Mt), 500 Ryan (Nr/Mt), 620 Carter RC (Nr/Mt-Mt). 7) 1976 Complete Set (660): 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt. 8) 1977 Complete Set (660): 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt. 9) 1978 Complete Set (726): 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt. 10) 1979 Complete Set (726): 98% Nr/Mt or better, 2% Ex-Mt. This is a very attractive and clean high-grade 1970s Topps near-complete set run. Total: 6,818 cards (seven complete sets, two near-complete sets, and one partially complete set). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000++. SOLD FOR $10,073


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