1966 Topps Baseball Near Set (571/598) 
Lot Number 923
 
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Presented is a solid mid-grade 1966 Topps Baseball near set. Missing only 27 cards for completion, this grouping features virtually every major star, with nearly all cards falling in the VG to EX-MT range. This, like many other sets of the time period, feature much nicer condition commons due to the excessive handling of the big named players' cards. Unique to this grouping is a run of cards from #447-523, which have "rough cut" edges, but are quite nice otherwise and sharper than normal high numbers. The key cards grade as follows: #1 Mays (VG), #30 Rose (VG), #50 Mantle (VG-EX), #70 Yastrzemski (VG-EX), #100 Koufax (VG), #110 Banks (VG-EX), #126 Palmer RC (VG-EX), #288 Sutton RC (EX-MT o/c), #300 Clemente (VG-EX), #365 Maris (VG-EX), #500 Aaron (VG-EX), #526 Twins Team SP (EX-MT), #540 McLain (NM), #550 McCovey SP (VG-EX), #580 B. Williams SP (EX), #583 Tigers Team SP (VG) and #598 Perry SP (EX-MT). A composite breakdown of the balance of the set is as follows: (#s 1-522) 35% EX to EX-MT or better, 35% VG-EX, 30% VG or lesser; (#s 523-598) 50% EX to EX-MT or better, 40% VG-EX and 10% VG or lesser. For a more complete listing of the star cards, their grades and missing cards, please visit our website.

The key cards grade as follows: #1 Willie Mays (VG), #30 Pete Rose (VG), #50 Mickey Mantle (VG-EX), #70 Carl Yastrzemski (VG-EX), #100 Sandy Koufax (VG), #110 Ernie Banks (VG-EX), #126 Jim Palmer RC (VG-EX), #254 Fergie Jenkins RC (EX), #288 Don Sutton RC (EX-MT o/c), #300 Roberto Clemente (VG-EX), #310 Frank Robinson (VG-EX), #365 Roger Maris (VG-EX), #390 Brooks Robinson (VG-EX), #410 Al Kaline (VG), #469 Bobby Murcer RC (EX-MT), #500 Hank Aaron (VG-EX), #526 Twins Team SP (EX-MT), #530 Robin Roberts (VG-EX), #535 Willie Davis (VG), #540 Denny McLain (NM), #547 Horace Clarke RC (EX), #550 Willie McCovey SP (VG-EX), #565 Jimmy Piersall (EX o/c), #567 Dick Howser (EX), #580 Billy Williams SP (EX), #583 Tigers Team SP (VG), #590 Billy Skowron (EX), #591 Grant Jackson RC (EX) and #598 Gaylord Perry SP (EX-MT).

The missing cards are #s: 11, 34, 42, 63, 68, 101 (checklist), 115, 120 (Killebrew), 138, 146, 151, 155, 160 (Ford), 183, 205, 215 (Aaron LL), 223 (Koufax LL), 242, 246, 279, 316, 363, 420 (Marichal), 525, 538, 592 and 594. 
 
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