August 6, 2015: Sports & Americana Auction
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Offered is a wonderful example of an important mid-1960’s Topps mainstream issue, the classic 1964 Topps Baseball set. Nearly two dozen of the keys slabbed and graded by PSA as Near-Mint and even Near-Mint to Mint provide a useful glimpse at the overall range, essentially Ex-Mt to Near-Mint, with the emphasis falling to the upper end of the scale. The set has a nice, uniform and consistent look and presentation, with decent centering, vivid colors and good gloss, along with super clean backs, most with bright orange background color. Perhaps only five dozen or so of the cards have had the cartoon section on the back exposed, further evidence of a cachet of largely pristine pasteboards. As noted above, the keys are even more impressive than the overall range, with 18 accorded a PSA 7 designation and two others adjudged as PSA 8. We’ve also listed a couple of dozen cards that fell below the overall range, almost all adjudged as Excellent and exceptions noted. The slabbed cards: PSA 8 Near-Mint to Mint (2) – No. 146 Tommy John rookie and No. 210 Yastrzemski; PSA 7 Near-Mint (18) – No. 50 Mantle, 55 Banks, 120 Drysdale, 125 Rose, 150 Mays, 177 Killebrew, 200 Koufax, 225 Maris, 230 Brooks Robinson, 250 Kaline, 260 Frank Robinson, 300 Aaron, 306 Giants Gunners, 331 AL Bombers, 423 Tops in NL, 440 Clemente, 460 Gibson and 541 Niekro. Notable cards that fell below the broader range: Excellent (22) – No. 27 Mets Team, 81 All-Star Vets, 116 Oliva, 196, 240 White, 248 Pesky, 257 Giants Team, 278 Shantz, 329, 332, 333, 337, 419 McCarver, 454 Tommie Aaron, 490, 495, 514, 515 m/c, 526, 529, 582 and 587 o/c; Very Good (3) – No. 287 Conigliaro, 549 Aparicio and 550 Hubbs; Fair – No. 9 Leaders.
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1964 Topps Baseball High-Grade Complete Set (587)
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Minimum Bid: $1,500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,170
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

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