1965 Topps Exceptional HIGH GRADE Complete Set with PSA Graded including PSA MINT 9 Willie Mays
The old saying is that "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." To an extent, so it is within the auction industry as the seller of cherished items, primarily when your attain record setting prices for these items. You do very well with a high grade complete set, or group of sets, such as our high grade set run of March 2017, and people contact you with similar items. That being the case, we present one of the nicest 1965 Topps sets we have seen in quite some time, with each card hand-picked by our consignor for all the attributes of high grade cards, but he wanted to concentrate on "overall eye appeal." And he built a set with sterling overall eye appeal. Centering is tremendous throughout, and colors both front and back are bold and beautiful. There are 16 graded cards, with four submitted by Leland's to PSA, those being Perez RC (PSA 8), Koufax (PSA 8), Clemente and Aaron (both PSA 7, but super sharp). The Mays was already a PSA MINT 9. I believe the Perez rookie is MINT, too, and would be a candidate for third-party review. The other star cards in the "ungraded" section are almost all NM/MT condition. Why send them all in when we can let the bidders have some PSA fun, too? This is one of two sets brought to us by the same consignor, the other being the 1967 Topps HIGH GRADE complete set offered on the next page. Have confidence in bidding.
Includes: Graded Cards – PSA MINT 9: 1 card, #250 Mays. PSA NM-MT 8: 12 cards w/#5 Mantle LL, 40 Howard, 207 Rose, 245 Pepitone, 300 Koufax, 320 Gibson, 321 Staub, 330 Ford, 461 Niekro, 477 Carlton RC, 581 Perez RC and 598 Downing. SGC 88 NM/MT 8: 1 card, #350 Mantle. PSA NM 7: 2 cards w/#160 Clemente and 170 Aaron. Both razor sharp.
Ungraded Cards - #'s 1 Oliva/Robinson LL (NM/MT), 3 Mantle LL (NM/MT+), 8 Koufax LL (NM/MT), 16 Morgan (NM/MT), 50 Marichal (NM/MT), 120 F. Robinson (NM/MT), 130 Kaline (NM/MT), 134 Mantle WS (NM/MT), 145 Tiant (NM/MT), 150 B. Robinson (NM/MT), 155 Maris (NM/MT), 176 McCovey (NM/MT), 187 Stengel (NM/MT), 193 Perry (NM/MT), 200 Torre (NM/MT), 205 Spahn (NM/MT+), 220 B. Williams (MINT), 236 McLain (NM/MT), 260 Drysdale (MINT), 360 Cepeda (NM+), 377 Stargell (NM), 385 Yastrzemski (NM/MT), 400 Killebrew (NM+), 460 Allen (NM/MT+), 470 Berra (NM/MT), 500 Mathews (NM), 510 Banks (NM+), 513 Yankees (NM/MT), 526 Hunter SP (NM/MT), 540 Brock (NM) and 551 Mets (NM/MT+).
Grades 78% NM-MT or better (many MINT), 20% NM, 2% lesser.