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Exceptional higher-grade complete set of 1968 Topps, highlighted by high-end examples of the issue's key cards.  Assmbled card-by-card by a dedicated collector of 1960s Topps cards, this set was consistently upgraded over a period of years, the majority of the set completed some years ago and tucked away until just recently.  Each of the cards presents well, the primary condition flaws relating to Topps' poor quality control in the year of issue, along with some lightly-dinged corners here and there.  A condition breakdown is as follows:  NM-MT: 3%; NM: 20%; EX-MT: 40%; EX: 32%; VG-EX: 4%, with about 1% lesser and a few trimmed.  

A condition assessment of the issue's key cards is as follows:  #20 B. Robinson EX/MT; #30 Torre EX; #37 B. Williams EX/MT; #45 Seaver PSA NM 7; #50 Mays SGC NM-MT 8; #58 Matthews NM; #68 Bench RC PSA NM 7; #80 Carew PSA NM 7; #85 Perry EX; #86 Stargell EX; #100 Gibson PSA NM 7; #103 Sutton EX; #110 Aaron PSA NM 7; #130 Perez EX/MT; #144 Morgan NM; #145 Drysdale EX; #150 Clemente BVG NM+ 7.5; #177 Ryan RC PSA NM-MT 8; #205 Marichal EX/MT; #220 Killebrew EX; #230 Rose PSA EX-MT 6; #240 Kaline EX/MT; #257 Niekro NM; #250 Yastrzemski PSA NM-MT 8; #260 McCovey NM-MT; #280 Mantle PSA NM-MT 8; #330 Manager's Dream PSA NM-MT 8; #330 Maris PSA NM 7; #350 Wilhelm PSA NM 7; #355 Banks PSA NM-MT 8; #370 Aaron AS EX/MT; #374 Clemente AS EX; #385 Hunter PSA NM-MT 8; #390 Mazeroski EX/MT; #408 Carlton NM; #410 Jankins EX/MT; #390 Superstars PSA NM 7; #500 F. Robinson NM; #520 Brock PSA NM 7; #530 Bird Belters PSA NM-MT 8.

A breakdown of the graded cards is as follows:  PSA MINT 9 (2 cards): #450, #511; SGC MINT 9 (1 card): #477; PSA MINT 9 Q (1 card): #521; SGC NM/MT+ 8.5 (1 card): #519; PSA NM-MT 8 (19 cards): #40, #99, #175 Wills, #177 Ryan RC, #250 Yastrzemski, #280 Mantle, #355 Banks, #385 Hunter, #467, #475, #480 Mgr.'s Dream, #505, #513, #518 Checklist, #524, #530 Bird Belters, #562, #566, #596; SGC NM/MT 8 (2 cards): #50 Mays, #364 Morgan AS; PSA NM-MT 8 Q (2 cards): #525, #572; BVG NM+ 7.5 (1 card): #150 Clemente; PSA NM 7 (10 cards): #45 Seaver, #80Carew, #100 Gibson, #110 Aaron, #247 Bench RC, #330 Maris, #350 Wilhelm, #490 Super Stars, #516, #520 Brock, #575 Palmer, #595, #598; SG NM 84 (Precursor to SGC - 1 card): #518 Checklist; PSA NM 7 Q (1 card): #597; PSA EX-MT 6 (2 cards): #230 Rose, #528.

Also included is the complete 33-card 1968 Topps Game insert set, with an average grade of EX/MT - NM, including two graded cards: #2 Mickey Mantle (PSA NM 7) and #8 Willie Mays (PSA MINT 9 OC).  

A very strong set, among the most important Topps issues of the 1960s due to the first-year cards of Hall of Famers Nolan Ryan and Johnny Bench.  631 cards total.

Higher-Grade 1968 Topps Complete Set (598) w/1968 Game Set (33)Higher-Grade 1968 Topps Complete Set (598) w/1968 Game Set (33)Higher-Grade 1968 Topps Complete Set (598) w/1968 Game Set (33)
Higher-Grade 1968 Topps Complete Set (598) w/1968 Game Set (33)
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Minimum Bid: $400
Final prices include buyers premium.: $7,800
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
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