August 3, 2017: Sports & Americana Auction
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This is a truly striking 1970 Topps Baseball near-set that is missing only 17 cards and boasting an exceptionally clean and consistent presentation for the famed battleship grey offering that launched the 1970’s for Topps, the company’s final decade as the sole producer of baseball cards. This entry is quite a bit better than these cards are typically found in older collections, essentially Ex-Mt to Near-Mint, with the emphasis to the upper end of the scale. The Hall of Famers and stars fall neatly within the broader condition range as noted in the breakdown below; perhaps 25 percent of the cards have the kind of centering that might prompt an upgrade, though not all of those would be severe enough to dictate an official off-center designation. The 17 missing card numbers are noted at the bottom of the entry. The breakdown: No. 1 Mets Team – Ex, 9 Checklist – Nr-Mt, 10 Yastrzemski – Nr-Mt, 17 Wilhelm – Nr-Mt, 140 Jackson – Ex-Mt o/c, 150 Killebrew – Ex-Mt, 160 Niekro – Nr-Mt, 170 Williams – Ex-Mt o/c, 181 Anderson – Nr-Mt, 189 Munson – Nr-Mt, 190 Torre – Ex-Mt, 210 Marichal – Nr-Mt, 220 Carlton – Nr-Mt, 244 Checklist – Ex-Mt, 250 McCovey – Nr-Mt, 290 Carew – Ex-Mt, 291 Durocher – Nr-Mt, 300 Seaver – Ex-Mt, 315 Aparicio – Ex-Mt, 330 Brock – Nr-Mt, 346 Schoendienst – Nr-Mt, 350 Clemente – Nr-Mt, 440 Mazeroski – Ex-Mt, 458 Rose All-Star – Ex-Mt, 459 Jackson All-Star – VG-Ex, 462 Aaron All-Star – Nr-Mt o/c, 470 Stargell – Nr-Mt, 500 Aaron – Nr-Mt o/c, 530 Gibson – Nr-Mt o/c, 542 – Checklist Ex-Mt o/c, 560 Perry – Ex-Mt, 580 Rose – Nr-Mt, 588 Checklist – Nr-Mt o/c, 630 Banks – Nr-Mt, 640 Kaline – Nr-Mt o/c, 660 Bench – Nr-Mt o/c, 670 Santo – Nr-Mt o/c and 700 Frank Robinson – Ex-Mt. Missing numbers: No. 213, 214, 230, 321, 378, 380, 386, 436, 448, 501, 532, 534, 543, 549, 600, 618 and 677.
High-Grade 1970 Topps Baseball Near-Set (703/720)
High-Grade 1970 Topps Baseball Near-Set (703/720)
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Minimum Bid: $200
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,012
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

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