March 30, 2017: Sports & Americana Auction
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This is easily one of the nicest 1960 Topps Baseball near-sets that we’ve ever offered, an absolute monster clearly pieced together by a diligent, discerning collector with an experienced eye for vivid colors, nice gloss and centering and super clean backs. From the absence of print dots in the Rookies subset in the second series to that uniform, consistent centering almost throughout, the realization that this is an upper-echelon compilation is unavoidable, bolstered not simply by the stunning percentages of Near-Mint or better cards but by the observable evidence as each nine-pocket page or PSA or SGC slab is examined. And yet the percentages are compelling by themselves: the offered near-set is a stunning 27 percent Near-Mint to Mint or better, roughly 50 percent Near-Mint or better and almost 85 percent Excellent or above. Most of the key Hall of Famers – ie. Mantle, Mays, Clemente, Koufax, McCovey RC – are among the 25 slabbed cards. There might be three dozen cards that could potentially be upgraded for centering, primarily because of the contrast to those that surround it, and certainly not all of those would be severe enough to command an off-center designation. The breakdown - Mint (29): No. 111, 112, 115 Fork & Knuckler – SGC 9, 119, 120, 149, 151 Giants Team, 154, 156, 159, 164 Reds Team, 166, 172, 174 Indians Team, 192, 195, 241, 288, 290, 291, 305 Ashburn, 339, 370, 416, 424, 493 Snider – PSA 9 (pd), 497, 499 and 503; Near-Mint to Mint (108): No. 17, 37, 45, 57, 62, 65, 68 – PSA 8, 80, 85, 117, 124, 126, 127, 128, 130, 132 Howard RC – PSA 8, 133, 137, 138 – PSA 8, 140, 155, 160 Mantle/Boyer – SGC 7.5, 176, 177, 183, 186, 188 – PSA 8, 189, 197, 202, 203, 206, 209, 215, 219, 229, 231, 234, 236, 237, 238, 251, 252, 254, 255, 259, 268, 269, 270, 274, 276, 278, 280, 289, 292, 308, 309, 313, 314, 352 Cincy Clouters, 358, 367, 374, 383, 385 World Series, 386 World Series, 390 World Series, 391 World Series, 392, 393, 403, 406, 407, 414, 422, 425, 427, 433, 436, 442, 447, 448 Gentile RC, 451, 453 Law – PSA 8, 454, 460, 473, 482, 485 Boyer – PSA 8, 487, 495, 498, 500, 501, 507, 514, 519, 536, 554 McCovey All-Star – PSA 8, 556 Neal All-Star, 567 Lollar All-Star and 568 Crandall All-Star; Near-Mint (112): No. 10 Banks, 12, 16, 34 Anderson, 50 Kaline, 51, 53, 55 Mazeroski, 58, 59, 71, 76, 77, 81, 87, 92, 94, 107, 108, 116, 118, 121, 123, 124, 134, 135, 136 Kaat RC, 141, 143, 145, 146, 148 Yastrzemski RC, 150, 152, 153, 161, 181, 182, 185, 187, 193, 198, 201, 204, 208 White Sox, 210 Killebrew – PSA 7, 212 Alston, 214, 216, 217, 220, 221, 224, 226, 230 Mound Magicians, 232, 235, 242 Cardinals Team, 243, 249, 266, 277, 279, 285, 294, 295, 296, 311, 315, 325, 328, 333, 334, 335 Schoendienst, 336, 337, 349, 356, 361, 379, 394, 402, 413 Athletics Team, 417, 423, 426, 428, 431, 435, 456, 462, 466, 467, 469, 478, 479, 480 Berra – PSA 7, 505, 513 Cubs Team, 518, 522, 523, 529, 532, 534, 541, 547, 560 Banks All-Star, 561 Kaline All-Star, 562 Cunningham All-Star, 570 Drysdale All-Star and 572 Antonelli All-Star; Excellent to Mint (116): No. 1 Wynn, 7 Master & Mentor, 18 Dodgers Team, 23, 24, 25, 30, 35 Ford – PSA 6, 39, 42, 46, 47, 48, 49, 52, 56, 60, 63, 64, 66, 70, 73 Gibson – PSA 6, 74, 75, 95, 100 Fox, 114, 122, 131, 142, 144, 147, 158, 167, 168, 169, 171, 173, 180, 196, 199, 211, 240 Aparicio, 247, 250 Musial, 253, 258, 261, 272, 273, 283, 284, 287, 298 – PSA 6, 304, 307, 310, 312, 316 McCovey RC – PSA 6.5, 320, 322, Clemente – PSA 6, 327, 342, 343 Koufax – PSA 6, 345 – PSA 6.5, 347, 350 Mantle – PSA 6, 351, 355, 357, 359, 364, 372, 373, 375, 387 World Series, 388 World Series, 396, 409, 410, 415, 418, 419, 432, 438, 455, 457, 463, 464, 472, 474, 475 Drysdale, 477, 488, 489, 490 Frank Robinson, 496, 504, 509 Davis RC, 512, 515, 526 – PSA 6, 530, 540, 545, 548, 552, 557 Malzone All-Star and 558 Mathews All-Star; Excellent (60): No. 2, 13, 14, 19, 32, 41, 43 Senators Team, 54, 78, 79, 91, 99, 104, 109, 113, 125, 139, 157, 175, 191, 207, 213, 225, 233, 260 Power Plus, 262, 271, 275, 281, 303, 330, 338, 344, 348, 395 Wilhelm, 399, 405, 412, 420 Mathews, 421, 440, 445 Spahn, 446, 450 Cepeda, 458, 465, 476, 483, 502 Bunning, 525, 527, 531, 537 Red Sox Team, 538, 539, 542, 543, 565 Maris All-Star and 571 Pierce All-Star; Very Good to Excellent (66): No. 8, 9, 28 Robinson – PSA 4, 31, 67, 69, 83, 88, 97, 98, 102, 103, 105, 110, 163, 165, 170, 179, 184, 190, 194, 200 Mays – PSA 4, 205, 228, 239, 246, 256, 264 Roberts, 265, 286, 300 Aaron, 319, 323, 324, 331, 340, 346, 365, 368, 377 Maris – PSA 4, 378, 382, 400, 408, 430, 437, 449, 459, 491, 494 Orioles Team, 506, 508, 510, 516, 517, 521, 524, 528, 533, 535, 549, 550, 551, 555 Fox All-Star, 566 Aaron All-Star and 569 Pascual All-Star; Very Good (17): No. 3, 15, 40, 84, 257, 263, 384, 404, 429 Fox/Kuenn, 439, 452, 468. 481, 486, 492, 544 and 546; Good (2): 484 Pirates Team and 563 Mantle All-Star. The nine missing star cards are: No. 72 Tigers Team, 222 Lopez, 227 Stengel, 302 Phillies Team, 322 Yankees Team, 389 World Series, 553 Skowron All-Star, 559 Aparicio All-Star and 564 Mays All-Star.
1960 Topps Baseball Super High-Grade Near-Set, 25 Slabbed (510/572)1960 Topps Baseball Super High-Grade Near-Set, 25 Slabbed (510/572)
1960 Topps Baseball Super High-Grade Near-Set, 25 Slabbed (510/572)
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Minimum Bid: $300
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,928
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

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