Building a complete high quality set of 1966 Topps football cards

A difficult set to build is an exciting challenge. The 1966 Topps football series is a tough series to collect in high quality due to the cheaper paper quality and damage from cutting and is ripe for the challenge. A complete set of PSA 8’s (priced individually) is worth around $10,000.

Centered with Good Corners

The mandate is to shoot for graded PSA 9’s but settle for a complete set of PSA 8’s. The minimum criteria for a 1966 card must be PSA 10 centering and a clean mark-free surface, letting all other elements of the card dictate the balance of the grade. At this point, the primary element with an impact on value is the corners, however 8 corners are the bare minimum. One of the main criteria for this decision is that a number of cards in the series are virtually impossible to find in a grade higher than 8.

Start Date

April 2020

Cards Acquired

47 / 132

Raw Cards

USD $863.40

(ave. $18.37 / card)

Cards Graded

1

Grading Costs

$75

Total

$938.40

Returned Graded Cards

1966 Topps Otis Taylor

PSA 9
Population 1 of 13
None higher
Cert#: 49404190

List of raw cards out for grading

Card Player Cost Looks-Like Grade Actual Grade Certificate Poss. Value Notes
1 Tommy Anderson 14.91 8.0 Nicely centered and didn't think one that looks like a 9 will come along anytime soon
2 Houston Antwine 30.12 8.0 Beautifully centered and nice corners, super clean
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8 Ron Hall 35.22 8.0
9
10 Jon Morris 22.05 8.0
11
12 Babe Parilli 51.21 9.0
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17 Glenn Bass 7.13 9.0
18
19 Al Bemiller 9.31 8.0
20 Butch Byrd 38.36 8.0
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23 Elbert Dubenion 10.29 8.0
24 Jim Dunaway 27.87 9.0 Incredible - sharp, nice corners and as clean as I've ever seen of this card
25 Dick Hudson 9.44 8.0
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27 Daryle Lamonica 11.02 8.0
28 Tom Sestak 16.98 8.0
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32 Cookie Gilchrist 53.15 8.0
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34 Wendell Hayes 20.09 8.0
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38 Charlie Janerette 6.55 8.0
39 Ray Kubala 23.35 8.0
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41 Leroy Moore 26.57 8.0
42 Bob Scarpitto 7.13 8.0
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45 Lionel Taylor 23.69 8.0
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55 Willie Frazier 10.86 8.0
56 Freddy Glick 16.00 8.0
57 Charles Hennigan 5.51 9.0
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59 Rich Michael 20.78 8.0
60 Don Trull 9.03 8.0
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62 Fred Arbanas 59.63 9.0
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68 Jon Gilliam 16.86 8.0
69 Sherrill Headrick 6.26 8.0
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72 Curtis McClinton 9.00 8.0
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75 Otis Taylor 130.52 9.0 9.0 49404190 1,150.00
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83 Bo Roberson 46.67 8.0
84 Jack Spikes 15.49 8.0
85 Jim Warren 8.89 8.0
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91 Sam Deluca 17.51 8.0
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98 Gerry Philbin 53.12 9.0
99 Sherman Plunkett 5.51 8.0
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102 Matt Snell 22.68 8.0
103 Jim Turner 20.09 8.0
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105 Bill Budness 7.45 8.0
106 Billy Cannon 40.16 8.0
107 Clem Daniels 29.83 8.0
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110 Claude Gibson 4.64 8.0 Nice edges and corners, well centered
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114 Gus Otto 33.70 8.0
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116 Art Powell 7.13 8.0
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121 Steve Delong 1.62 8.0
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126 Walt Sweeney 41.45 8.0
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131 Ernie Wright 37.59 8.0
132
Total 1,122.42
USD 863.40 1,150.00
Ave. / Card 21.06
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