Lot # 6: Outstanding 1975 Topps Complete PSA-Graded Set (660) - #25 on the PSA Registry!

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2021 Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/8/2021 12:00 AM to
11/27/2021 9:00 PM



One of the most interesting and colorful baseball sets ever produced by Topps, the 1975 issue is extremely condition-sensitive, due to the colorful borders and poor Topps quality control.  The cards are frequently found off-center or miscut, sometimes even with pronounced tilts and print snow, and on the infrequent occasion when the cards are properly centered and clean, the colorful borders conspire against collectors by being susceptible to chipping.  Despite the challenges of building a high-grade set, it remains extremely popular among collectors - nearly 250 different sets are in varying states of completion on PSA's current finest list.

Presented here is the set ranked #25 among PSA's current finest list, with an astonishing rating of 8.37.  The set condition breakdown is nothing short of incredible, with 21 cards (3% of the set) grading GEM MINT 10, 185 cards (28%) grading MINT 9, 21 more (3%) grading NM-MT+ 8.5, 430 (65%) grading NM-MT 8, and just two cards grading NM - #52 Darrell Porter and #53 Dave Giusti, both commons, relatively inexpensive to replace.  The set was assembled carefully by a dedicated collector with a discriminating eye, paying close attention to both color and centering.  

The key cards and Hall of Famers in the set grade as follows: PSA MINT 9: #5 Ryan HL, #35 Santo, #80 Fisk, #140 Garvey, #180 Morgan, #260 Bench, #280 Yastrzemski, #300 Jackson, #370 Seaver, #450 McCovey, #560 Perez, #622 Lynn RC; PSA NM-MT+ 8.5: #2 Brock HL; PSA NM-MT 8: #1 Aaron HL, #3 Gibson HL, #4 Kaline HL, #20 Munson, #21 Fingers, #30 Blyleven, #50 Robinson, #60 Jenkins, #61 Winfield, #70 Schmidt, #75 Simmons, #100 Stargell, #130 Niekro, #150 Gibson, #185 Carlton, #220 Sutton, #223 Yount RC, #228 Brett RC, #230 Hunter, #320 Rose, #335 Palmer, #500 Ryan, #530 Perry, #540 Brock, #545 B. Williams, #554 Gossage, #565 Torre, #580 F. Robinson, #600 Carew, #616 Rice RC, #620 Carter RC, #623 Hernandez RC, #640 Killebrew, #660 Aaron.  

This is an outstanding set.  In addition to the litany of high-grade Hall of Famers and key cards included above, there are several examples of cards where there are just one or no examples in higher grades: #12 David Clyde (PSA 9, one higher), #28 Murphy (PSA 10, 1/17), #34 Renko (PSA 10, 1/27), #58 Taylor (PSA 9, one higher), #59 Henderson (PSA 10, 1/26), #92 Upshaw (PSA 9, one higher), #136 Mason (PSA 9, one higher), #139 Pina (PSA 9, one higher), #188 Griffin (PSA 9, two higher), #202 1964 MVPs (PSA 9, one higher), #232 Segui (PSA 10, 1/18), #279 May (PSA 10, 1/42), #300 Jackson (HOF - PSA 9, one higher), #301 Roberts (PSA 9, none higher), #317 Lahoud (PSA 9, none higher), #324 Kranepool (PSA 10, 1/29), #327 Hairston (PSA 10, 1/28), #330 Marshall (PSA 10, 1/13), #332 Kendall (PSA 10, 1/13), #334 Gross (PSA 10, 1/19), #353 Melendez (PSA 9, one higher), #363 Fanzone (PSA 9, two higher), #365 Bailey (PSA 10, 1/22), #373 Sharp (PSA 10, 1/23), #381 Curtis (PSA 10, 1/10), #393 Gentry (PSA 10, 1/16), #394 Blanks (PSA 10, 1/14), #401 Wallace (PSA 9, one higher), #410 Cuellar (PSA 9, one higher), #416 Lintz (PSA 9, one higher), #424 Lowenstein (PSA 9, one higher), #454 Griffin (PSA 10, 1/19), #542 Broberg (PSA 10, 1/12), #547 Joshua (PSA 9, one higher), #559 Montgomery (PSA 10, 1/40), #569 White (PSA 10, 1/29), #582 Rodriguez (PSA 10, 1/20), #585 Chambliss (PSA 10, 1/18), #628 Leflore (PSA 9, one higher).

A tremendous high-grade 1975 Topps set, with many population rarities, each in extremely high-grade, carefully assembled by a dedicated collector with a keen eye for high-grade cards.  660 cards total.

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