FOR SALE IS ONE 1972 TOPPS FOOTBALL COMPLETE SET OF 351 CARDS "THE HURRICANE AGNES SET" CONDITION: SET LOOKS TO BE IN NEAR MINT TO MINT WITH SOME BETTER AND AROUND 3% LESSER. VERY SHARP CORNERS IN THIS COLLECTION AND A CHANCE OF SOME VERY HIGH GRADES WITH SUBMISSION.
PRESENTED IS A 351 CARD COMPLETE SET OF 1972 TOPPS FOOTBALL CARDS OF VERY LIMITED DISTRIBUTION. THESE HIGH NUMBERS ARE ALSO HOME TO 2 SUBSETS, THE POPULAR ALL-PRO AND IN ACTION SERIES WHICH ARE REPLETE WITH TALENT AS THERE ARE NUMEROUS HALL OF FAMERS WITHIN ITS MIDST. This set of football cards was manufactured in Duryea, Pennsylvania, near Scranton at the State's Northeast corner. Topps produced a 3rd series of 72's ---- 264 to 351 and a majority of these scarce high numbers were destroyed during flooding of the plant in the summer of 1972 by Hurricane Agnes. The hurricane severely flooded the Susquehanna and Lackawanna Rivers causing a lot of damage to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area.In both Pennsylvania and New Jersey combined, over 43,000 structures were either destroyed or significantly damaged. Due to the significant effects, the name Agnes was retired in the spring of 1973. Through the years as I saw the set's high numbered commons rise in price, I always wanted to know the reason for this. I witnessed and survived Agnes along with the damage and grief it caused, yet these high numbered cards have been saved, maybe from a person in Chicago , L. Houston or Saint Louis who bought and took care of the cards as they escaped West from Pa.
It's risen to be one of the most expensive of any Topps set made, sitting near or at the top with the 1955, 57,58 and 62 sets. Please call with any questions.
Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. The item "1972 TOPPS FOOTBALL COMPLETE SET 351 CARDS HIGH GRADE SET LOOKS NR MT OR BETTER" is in sale since Saturday, June 18, 2016.This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Football Cards". The seller is "aasportscards" and is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.