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This set is the result of a decade-long project, undertaken by an extremely advanced football collector with an incredible eye for quality.  Registered more than a decade ago on the PSA Set Registry, this set has been the #1 1964 Topps set for eight of the last ten years.  With an incredible GPA of 8.28, the set is #2 on the All-Time Finest list, far and away the top set on the Registry and certainly one of the highest-grade, most attractive football sets ever assembled.  With no cards graded lower than PSA NM-MT 8, the set (175 cards plus a checklist) includes an astounding 41 cards graded MINT 9 and 26 cards that are the highest-graded examples possible.

The consignor of this set has diligently examined tens of thousands of 1964 Topps football cards over the past decade, upgrading every card in the set as many as three, four, or five times.  Constantly scouring eBay, public auctions and card shows for upgrades, the consignor often upgrades within the grade, looking for the best-centered, sharpest and most bold example possible.  The result is an incredible collection of cards, each one meticulously scrutinized so that it is the best possible card.  

We were shocked when the consignor told us he was ready to sell this set, because it has been his 'baby' for a long time.  The set is so strong that the consignor is also the owner of multiple other NM-MT 1964 Topps sets, comprised of cards that were "not good enough" to make this one.  We have watched this set worked on over the years, and we feel confident in our assessment that despite the technical grade, this is the nicest 1964 Topps football set ever assembled, and certainly one of the nicest football sets ever assembled in the hobby.  Yes, it's that good.

One of the most attractive football sets ever produced, the 1964 Topps issue features a bold, full-color image of each subject, set against a colorful background surrounded by small stars.  The set, plagued by miscutting and centering issues, is very difficult to obtain in higher grades.  The set, which features only AFL players, is oaded with tough short prints and HOFers. 1964 Topps football is a challenge, and a set of this magnitude coming to market is virtually unheard of.  

This is a spectacular set.  It contains an astonishing 41 cards graded PSA MINT 9, including many of the set's key cards.  It also includes 19 cards graded NM-MT+ 8.5.  All the rest of the cards have been graded NM-MT 8.  A breakdown by grade is as follows:  PSA MINT 9: #5 (Cappelletti), 16, 17, 23, 24, 31 (Lamonica), 33, 36, 37, 48, 55, 56, 57, 60, 68 (Blanda), 74, 81, 87, 90, 92, 95, 101, 103, 109, 112, 115, 118, 121 (Maynard), 130, 132, 135, 140, 141, 143, 144, 154 (Allen), 155 (Alworth), 156, 157, 164, 170.   PSA NM-MT 8.5: #12, 14, 21, 25, 45, 59, 62, 64, 65, 73, 89, 93, 102, 116, 128, 133,  158, 160, 161. 

In just over one year of doing business, Love of the Game has become known for descriptions that lack hyperbole.  We prefer to describe things as they are, and explain why they are important.  We save hyperbole for sets like this one.  This is certainly one of the most attractive, high-grade sets you will ever see.  We have presented several scans of individual cards within this listing, but you can see detailed scans of every card by viewing the set on the PSA registry here: http://www.psacard.com/PSASetRegistry/publishedset.aspx?s=10213

One of the most beautiful football sets you will ever see, the highest-ranked set on the PSA Registry for eight of the last ten years, this is one of the football hobby's most highly-regarded complete sets from an extremely advanced, high-grade collection.  176 cards total.
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Minimum Bid: $4,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $12,980
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Sunday, August 25, 2013.
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