Spring, 2016 Premier Auction - Closes June 11, 2016
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In terms of overall condition and pure eye appeal, the 1962 Topps set offered here is the highlight of the San Antonio find that we are presenting in this auction.  The cards are simply astonishing, carefully put away in their photo album in 1962, the cards have maintained incredible gloss and original color, with very little corner damage or edge wear.  Since the 1962 Topps issue is susceptible to chipping along the faux-woodgrain border, very slight chipping is visible on a percentage of the cards, and of course, centering and print flaws continue to plague all Topps issues from this era.  However, these cards are simply beautiful.

We submitted 97 cards to PSA for grading, and frankly, we feel many of the cards came back undergraded.  The PSA assessment of these cards are as follows: PSA MINT 9: 1 card; PSA NM-MT 8: 15 cards; PSA NM+ 7.5: 1 card; PSA NM 7: 51 cards; PSA EX-MT+ 6.5:1 card; PSA EX-MT 6: 25 cards; PSA EX 5: 1 card; Lesser: 2 cards (including Mantle, which suffers from some edge damage and thus received a grade of VG-EX 4, which we expected).

An overall condition breakdown (factoring in the PSA grades) is as follows: 8% NM-MT or better; 35% NM; 30% EX-MT; 14% EX; 11% VG-EX; and 2% VG or lesser.  Bear in mind, however, that the majority of the condition flaws relate to printing issues, with some slight edge wear, chipping and corner wear visible from time to time.

Keys grade as follows: #1 Maris (VG/EX); #5 Koufax (VG); #10 Clemente (PSA EX-MT 6); #18 Mantle/Mays (VG); #25 Banks (EX); #30 Mathews (VG/EX); #40 Cepeda (EX-MT); #45 B. Robinson (EX); #50 Musial (PSA NM+ 7.5); #70 Killebrew (PSA EX-MT 6); #135 Babe As A Boy (PSA EX-MT 6); #139 Babe Hits 60 (VG/EX); #140 Gehrig/Ruth (EX); #150 Kaline (VG/EX); #199 Perry (EX/MT); #200 Mantle (PSA VG-EX 4); #243 Roberts (EX/MT); #288 B. Williams (PSA NM-MT 8); #300 Mays (VG); #310 Ford (EX); #313 Maris Hits 61 (EX); #320 Aaron (EX-MT); #340 Drysdale (PSA NM 7); #350 F. Robinson (EX); #360 Berra (PSA NM 7); #387 Brock (PSA EX-MT 6); #394 Aaron AS (EX); #395 Mays AS (NM); #425 Yastrzemski (EX); #471 Mantle AS (PSA GOOD 2); #500 Snider (EX); #505 Marichal (EX); #530 Gibson (EX-MT); #544 McCovey (PSA NM 7); #575 Schoendienst (PSA NM 7).

This is a truly spectacular set.  Some of the cards exhibit gloss the likes of which we have never seen on 1962 Topps - almost to the point where some of the cards appear to be from presentation sets.  Rich, deep color and minimal chipping and wear have truly given us a new appreciation for the beauty of this issue.  598 cards total, including 97 graded by PSA.

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Spectacular 1962 Topps Complete Set (598)
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,720
Number Bids: 20
Auction closed on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
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