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Extraordinary 1952 to 1962 Topps and Bowman Non-Sport Complete Set Collection (21 sets, 2050 cards)

Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $5,750.00

Tremendous and very carefully assembled lifetime collection comprised of 16 complete classic Topps and Bowman postwar non-sports sets, plus 5 additional sets each missing a few cards, with many of the era's scarcest and most sought-after issues. Includes: 1) 1952 Bowman "US Presidents" Complete Set (36): Grades 20% Nr/Mt, 70% Ex-Mt, and 10% Ex (2 cards Vg). 2) 1952 Bowman "T.V. & Radio Stars NBC" Partial Set (26/36): Missing: #4, 5, 6, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, and 27. Six cards graded by PSA include: #1 EX-MT 6, #2 NM 7, #13 NM 7, #14 EX-MT 6, #26 EX-MT 6, and #35 NM 7. The balance grades 85% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 15% range from Vg to Ex. 3) 1953 Bowman "T.V. & Radio Stars NBC" Near Set (85/96): Missing: #1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 33, 39, 41, 47, 71, and 79. The following 12 cards have been graded by PSA: #16 VG-EX 4, #35 EX-MT 6 (ST), #42 NM 7, #43 EX 5, #45 NM 7, #49 VG-EX 4, #53 EX-MT 6, #59 VG-EX 4, #63 VG 3, #81 NM-MT 8, #93 EX 5, and #96 VG-EX 4. Two cards graded by SGC include #23 EX/NM 80 and #75 EX/NM 80. The balance of the set grades 10% Nr/Mt, 80% Ex-Mt, 10% range from Vg to Ex. 4) 1953 Bowman "Antique Autos" Complete Set w/wrapper and 3-D glasses (48): 80% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 10% Ex, 10% Vg. 5) 1953 Bowman "Firefighters" Complete Set (64): 10% Nr/Mt, 75% Ex-Mt, and 15% Ex (2 cards Vg). Two cards have been graded by PSA and SGC: #8 SGC EX/NM 80 and #17 PSA VG-EX 4. 6) 1953 Bowman "Frontier Days" Near Set (122/128). Missing: #96, 115, 123, 124, 126, and 127. 10% Nr/Mt, 65% Ex-Mt, 15% Ex, 10% Vg to Vg-Ex. 7) 1954 Bowman "US Navy Victories" Complete Set (48): Grades 5% Nr/Mt, 30% Ex-Mt, and 65% Ex (4 cards Vg). 8) 1954 Bowman "Power for Peace" Complete Set (96). 60% Nr/Mt, 30% Ex-Mt, and 10% Ex (3 cards Vg). 9) 1950-52 Topps "Freedom's War" Near Set (199/203). Missing: #98, 99, 100, and 103. 5% Nr/Mt, 20% Ex-Mt, and 65 Ex, 5% Vg. 10) 1953-55 Topps "World on Wheels" Complete Set (180). 10% Nr/Mt, 60% Ex-Mt, and 25% Ex, 5% Vg. 11) 1955 Topps "Rails and Sails" Complete Set (200): 65% Nr/Mt, 20% Ex-Mt, and 15% Ex (1 card is Gd). 12) 1956 Topps "Davy Crockett" (Orange Backs) Complete Set (80). Grades 5% Nr/Mt, 55% Ex-Mt, and 30% Ex, 5% Vg to Vg-Ex. 13) 1956 Topps "US Presidents" Complete Set (36): 10% Nr/Mt, 75% Ex-Mt, and 15% range from Vg to Ex. 14) 1956 Topps "Flags of the World" Complete Set (80). 10% Nr/Mt, 75% Ex-Mt, and 15% Ex. 15) 1956 Topps "Round-Up" Complete Set (80): 5% Nr/Mt, 65% Ex-Mt, and 30% Ex (2 cards Vg). 16) 1956 Topps "Jets" Complete Set (240): Grades 30% Nr/Mt, 55% Ex-Mt, and 15% Ex. 17) 1957 Topps "Isolation Booth" Complete Set (88): 5% Nr/Mt, 65% Ex-Mt, and 30% Ex (2 cards Vg). 18) 1957 Topps "Hit Stars" Complete Set w/wrapper (88): 30% Nr/Mt, 60% Ex-Mt, and 10% Ex (2 cards Vg). 19) 1958 Topps "T.V. Westerns" Near Set (69/71): Missing #20 and #50 for completion. 5% Nr/Mt, 55% Ex-Mt, and 40% Ex. 20) 1962 Topps "Civil War News" and "Confederate Money" Complete Sets (105): 80% Nr/Mt, 15% Ex-Mt, and 5% Ex. 21) 1960 Fleer "Spins and Needles" Complete Set (80): 65% Nr/Mt, 25% Ex-Mt, and 10% Ex (1 card Vg). This is a simply extraordinary collection of 21 non-sport complete (and near complete) sets, representing almost all of the most popular non-sport sets issued from the early 1950s to the early 1960s. Crisp and clean throughout, these are the personal sets assembled over a 20-year span by a longtime advanced collector, with an eye for centering, condition, and overall eye-appeal. Total 2,050 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $5,000/$8,000. SOLD FOR $5,750.00


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