1970 to 1979 Topps Football Complete and Near-Complete Set Collection (15 Sets, 4,758 Cards)

Apr 03 — 4 mins read

This collection consists of a full run of complete and near-complete Topps football sets from 1970-1979 plus five additional sets published by Kellogg's and Wonder Bread. Varying degrees of pencil writing is visible on the reverse of slightly more than 50% of the cards in these sets. We have selected four cards for grading and encapsulation by SGC. This collection consists of the following:

1) 1970 Topps Complete Set (263): Condition (without reference to pencil marks) is 12% Nr/Mt or better, 48% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 40% lesser (mostly Vg-Ex). Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #1 Dawson (no pencil, measures small, otherwise Vg), 25 Stenerud RC (Ex-Mt), 30 Starr (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 59 Page RC (Ex-Mt), 70 Sayers (no pencil, Vg-Ex+), 90 Simpson RC (Ex), 150 Namath (Ex-Mt), and 180 Unitas (Ex).

2) 1970 Kellogg's 3-D Complete Set (60): Condition (without reference to pencil marks) is Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt overall, with a couple higher and lower. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #48 Simpson (Nr/Mt+), 51 Sayers (no pencil, Nr/Mt-Mt), and 55 Unitas (Nr/Mt-Mt).

3) 1971 Topps Complete Set (263): Condition (without reference to pencil marks) is 20% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 50% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 30% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #1 Unitas (Ex), 3 Schottenheimer RC (Ex-Mt), 25 Butkus (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 113 Houston RC (Vg-Ex+), 114 Lanier RC (Ex-Mt), 120 Tarkenton (Vg-Ex+), 150 Sayers (no pencil, Ex), 156 Bradshaw RC (no pencil, Ex/Ex-Mt), 188 Wehrli RC (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 200 Starr (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 210 Sanders RC (no pencil, Ex-Mt+), 245 Greene RC (no pencil, Vg-Ex+), 250 Namath (Ex-Mt), and 260 Simpson (Ex-Mt+).

4) 1971 Kellogg's 3-D Near-Complete Set (59/60): Condition (without reference to pencil marks) is 72% Nr/Mt or better and 28% lesser (including six cracked). Missing only #45 Brodie for completion. Keys: #15 Greene (no pencil, Fr-Gd due to cracks), 28 Unitas (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), and 39 Butkus (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 

5) 1972 Topps Complete Set (351): Condition of the low numbers #1-263 (without reference to pencil marks) is 30% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few Mint), 58% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 12% Vg to Vg-Ex. Condition of the high numbers #264-351 (without reference to pencil marks) is 73% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint) and 27% Ex to Ex-Mt. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #13 Riggins RC (Ex+), 55 Manning RC (Nr/Mt), 65 Plunkett RC (Vg-Ex), 100 Namath (Nr/Mt), 110 Sayers (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 150 Bradshaw (no pencil, Nr/Mt-Mt), 165 Unitas (Nr/Mt), 200 Staubach RC (no pencil, EX+ 5.5), 230 Greene (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 266 Wright AP (Nr/Mt), 291 Spurrier RC (30/70 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 316 Wright RC (70/30 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 343 Namath Action (Nr/Mt-Mt).

6) 1973 Topps Complete Set (528): Condition (without reference to pencil marks) is 27% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a couple Mint), 34% Ex-Mt, and 39% Vg-Ex to Ex (including a few lesser). Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #15 Bradshaw (no pencil, Ex), 77 Shell RC (no pencil, Ex+), 89 Harris RC (Ex-Mt+), 115 Ham RC (no pencil, Nr/Mt-Mt), 343 Youngblood RC (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 400 Namath (Nr/Mt+), 455 Unitas (no pencil, Ex-Mt+), 475 Staubach (no pencil, Nr/Mt-Mt), and 487 Stabler RC (Ex-Mt).

7) 1974 Topps Complete Set (528): Condition (without reference to pencil marks) is 17% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few Mint), 63% Ex to Ex-Mt (including some due solely to centering), and 20% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #1 Simpson (Vg-Ex+), 105 Rashad RC (Ex-Mt+), 150 Unitas (no pencil, Ex-Mt due to centering), 219 Guy RC (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 220 Harris (Ex-Mt), 383 Hannah RC (no pencil, Ex), 470 Bradshaw (no pencil, Ex-Mt due to centering) and 500 Staubach (no pencil, Ex-Mt).

8) 1974 Topps Wonder Bread Complete Set (30): Condition (without reference to pencil marks) ranges from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), with a few lower.

9) 1975 Topps Complete Set (528): Condition (without reference to pencil marks) is 20% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few Mint), 65% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 15% lesser (mostly Vg-Ex). Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #12 Blount RC (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 39 Bleier RC (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 145 Staubach (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 282 Swann RC (no pencil, Ex), 367 Fouts RC (no pencil, Ex), 416 Theismann RC (no pencil, Nr/Mt-Mt) and 461 Bradshaw (no pencil, Vg).

10) 1975 Topps Wonder Bread Complete Set (24): Condition is 58% Vg-Ex to Ex and 42% Gd to Vg.

11) 1976 Topps Near-Complete Set (526/528): Missing only the following two cards for completion: #34 and 355. Condition (without reference to pencil marks) is 25% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a couple Mint), 60% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 10% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a couple miscut). Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #140 Swann (no pencil, Ex-Mt+), 148 Payton RC (no pencil, NM/MT 8), 158 White RC (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 220 Lambert RC (no pencil, NM 7), and 395 Staubach (no pencil, Nr/Mt).

12) 1976 Topps Wonder Bread Complete Set (24): Condition (without reference to pencil marks) is 37% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt and 67% Vg-Ex to Ex (including two lesser). 

13) 1977 Topps Near-Complete Set (527/528): Missing only #267 for completion. Condition (without reference to pencil marks) is 45% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint), 45% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 10% lesser (mostly Vg-Ex). Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted): #29 Selmon RC (no pencil, Ex-Mt+), 146 Carson RC (no pencil, Nr/Mt), 177 Largent RC (no pencil, NM/MT 8), 360 Payton (no pencil, Ex due to centering), 380 Casper RC (Ex) and 397 Papale RC (no pencil, Ex).

14) 1978 Topps Near-Complete Set (525/528): Missing only the following three cards for completion: #158, 361, and 482. Condition (without reference to pencil marks) is 40% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including some Mint), 48% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 12% lesser (mostly due to light factory wrinkles). Keys (pencil on reverse, unless noted):#200 Payton (no pencil, Ex-Mt), 217 Dean RC (Nr/Mt), 315 Dorsett RC (Ex-Mt), 320 Stallworth RC (no pencil, Nr/Mt-Mt) and 443 Largent (no pencil, Nr/Mt).

15) 1979 Topps Near-Complete Set (522/528): Missing only the following six cards for completion: #77, 121, 221, 248, 310 Lofton RC, and 361. Condition (without reference to pencil marks) is 32% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few Mint), 58% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 10% Vg to Vg-Ex.

Total: 4,758 cards. The size/weight of this lot requires there will be an additional shipping charge.

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