Tuesday, November 19, 2013
By: Dean Hanley,
Founder and Owner; Deans Cards
We have recently hand built a 1969 Topps Baseball Complete Master Set. This set consists of 702 cards, whereas the complete set has 664 Cards. There are 38 variation cards in the master set. This set also contains the last card for Mickey Mantle during his playing days.
This particular set features multiple rookie and star cards. When this set was first introduced it was issued in 7 series. These cards were sold in wax packs, rack packs and cello packs.
The Fronts of these cards are surrounded by a white boarder. The front has the players name and position written in a circle that is placed on the upper right hand side. The pink backs are laid out horizontally and feature a biography, stats and a cartoon pictured.
The most famous and toughest variations to find in this set are the White Variations. For it to be a white variation the first and last name must both be in white lettering. In the non-master set you will find the last name on the card to be in yellow. It is said that these variations were made due to an ink problem during the printing process.
The variation cards that are the hardest to find are the most famous. These cards are #440 Willie McCovey, #440 Gaylord Perry and #500 Mickey Mantle. The Mickey Mantle card is the most expensive variation card in the series.
Since the Variation cards are so hard to find, it is very hard to build a Master Set. With our inventory of over 1 million cards we were able to put together a Near Mint Plus (7.5) Set. This is a one of a kind set that you are not going to find anywhere else.
If you have any questions about this set, or if you are interested in any custom built vintage set please contact us.
Here is a breakdown of this rare set.
The High Dollar Cards in this set include:
• 1969 Topps #500 B Mickey Mantle: 4.5 - VG/EX+
• 1969 Topps #260 Reggie Jackson: 7 - NM
• 1969 Topps #500 A Mickey Mantle: 6 - EX/MT
• 1969 Topps #485 B Gaylord Perry: 7 - NM
• 1969 Topps #533 Nolan Ryan: 6 - EX/MT
• 1969 Topps #501 B Tony Gonzalez: 7 - NM
• 1969 Topps #95 Johnny Bench: 7 - NM • 1969 Topps #454 B Phillies Rookies - Larry Colton / Don Money: 7 - NM
• 1969 Topps #471 B Ted Savage: 7 - NM
• 1969 Topps #505 B Bob Bolin: 7 - NM
• 1969 Topps #491 B Twins Rookies - Jerry Crider / George Mitterwald: 7 - NM
• 1969 Topps #250 Frank Robinson: 8 - NM/MT
Below is the set breakdown by grade:
Number of Cards in Set 702
Average Grade - Unweighted 7.57 - NM+
Average Grade - Weighted by Value 7.46 - NM+
Total Value of Cards in Set $26,471.41
Dean's Cards offers a 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee on all purchases. Just contact us within ten days of the purchase date and we will refund your money or, when possible, replace the cards.
Dean Hanley, founder and owner of DeansCards.com, is considered one of the foremost experts on the subject of vintage baseball cards, other sports and non-sports cards and has a regular column in the Sports Collectors Digest and publishes articles on his blog.
Dean has also written two books on vintage sports cards: The Bubble Gum Card War: The Great Bowman & Topps Sets from 1948 to 1955 and Before There Was Bubble Gum: Our Favorite Pre-World War I Baseball Cards. Both are available in eBook and paperback form.