August 2022 Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/7/2022
The current high bids for the cumulative group of singles, $283,869.00 is currently higher than the total for the complete set, $117,010.00 (this lot is currently losing)

The 1965 baseball season was nothing short of spectacular, capped off with the Los Angeles Dodgers defeating the Minnesota Twins in 7 games to win their fourth World Series championship in franchise history. Sandy Koufax paced the Dodgers all season, posting a 26-7 record with 27 complete games, 8 shutouts and a perfect game while shortstop Zoilo Versailles delivered a career year for the Twins, winning the American League Most Valuable Player Award while leading the league in runs, doubles, and triples. Koufax famously refused to pitch in Game 1 of the World Series as it fell on Yom Kippur, but pitched in Game 2 and then tossed shutouts in Games 5 and 7, with just two days rest in between, to give the Dodgers the championship. 1965 was also a big year for baseball card production, as Topps released a bold production featuring excellent photography and intense color, which many collectors viewed as a strong comeback as the 1964 set left many wanting a return to the wildly colorful characteristics of the previous year's design. The 1964 issue was also lacking for key rookie cards, but the 1965 release featured debut pasteboard of future Hall of Famers Steve Carlton, Joe Morgan, Catfish Hunter and Tony Perez. A plethora of short-printed cards in the high-number series added to the allure for collectors, and the set continues to be wildly popular to this day. Offered with pride is a world-class assemblage, a complete set of 598 cards, all graded by PSA and checking in at the number 2 current finest slot on the PSA set registry with a weighted GPA of 9.07 and a spectacular set rating of 9.27. A total of 28 cards are graded PSA 10 GEM MINT with the entirety of the remaining cards graded MINT 9. A total of 91 cards are listed as having none graded higher, earning bonus points and advancing the set rating, while another 113 specimens have only one higher graded on record. One of the key GEM MINT 10 cards is Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, checking in as one of only 2 in the grade. Other low pop GEM MINT 10 pasteboards include Billy Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Robin Roberts, Bill Mazeroski, Ron Santo and Warren Spahn. For a complete breakdown of this set with grades and population, please visit our website for a link to the PSA Set Registry. This set is being offered two ways; in its entirety as well as individual lots, with the final sale determined by the greater total of the set versus the sum of the single cards. Our website will automatically reflect whichever portion has received the highest bidding total. Placing a bid on this lot constitutes bidding on the complete group.

LINK: 1965 TOPPS BASEBALL #2 CURRENT FINEST SET

1965 Topps Complete Set #2 Current Finest on PSA Set Registry 9.27 GPA
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