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1952-1959 Topps "Shoebox" Collection Including Stars (409)
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $4,350.00
Shoebox collection" of 409 Topps baseball cards, spanning the years 1952 to 1959, highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, including 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle, 1954 Topps #250 Ted Williams, and 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle. 1) 1952 Topps (thirty-five cards): twenty-three cards range from Good to Vg-Ex (averaging Vg), twelve cards in lesser grades. Keys: #2 Runnels (Vg-Ex), 10 Rosen (minor ink marks on the reverse, otherwise Ex), 20 Loes (Vg), 26 Irvin (70/30 L/R and very minor moisture stain in lower left corner, otherwise Vg-Ex), 31 Zernial (Gd), 36 Hodges (slight tilt to the picture, otherwise Vg-Ex), 48 Page/cor. (Vg), 372 McDougald (Gd). 2) 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle (Fr-Gd). 3) 1954 Topps (sixty-three cards): forty-one cards range from Good to Vg-Ex (averaging Vg), twenty-two cards in lesser grades. Keys: two #1 Williams (80/20 L/R and tiny tear on right border, otherwise Vg and the second has writing on the front, otherwise Gd-Vg), two 10 Robinson (crease in the lower right corner, otherwise Vg-Ex and the second has two hole punches near the top border, otherwise Ex), 13 Martin (Vg), 32 Snider (Vg), 36 Wilhelm (Ex), 37 Ford (miscut, otherwise Vg), 50 Berra (Gd-Vg), 100 Hodges (Vg), 128 Aaron RC (Fr), and 250 Williams (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex bordering on Ex-Mt). 4) 1955 Topps (eighty-five cards): fifty-two cards grade Vg to Vg-Ex, thirty-three cards Pr to Gd (averaging Fair). Keys: #31 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 47 Aaron (Vg), two 50 Robinson (one is Ex and the second has two staple holes, otherwise Vg). 5) 1956 Topps (208 of 342 cards in set, plus two duplicates, for a total of 210): 78% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt, 22% Vg (some slightly lesser grades). Keys: #1 Harridge (Vg), 5 Williams (Vg), 10 Spahn (Vg), 15 Banks (Gd-Vg), 20 Kaline (95/5 T/B, otherwise Ex), 30 Robinson (Vg), 31 Aaron (Ex), 33 Clemente (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex), 79 Koufax (Ex), 101 Campanella (Fr), 107 Mathews (Ex-Mt), 113 Rizzuto (Ex-Mt), 120 Ashburn (Ex-Mt), 130 Mays (Ex), two 135 Mantle (one Ex-Mt and the other Gd), 145 Hodges (Ex), 150 Snider (very slight tilt to the image, otherwise Ex-Mt), 164 Killebrew (Ex), 166 Dodgers (print marks along the top border, otherwise Ex), 200 Feller (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex), 240 Ford (very light wax stain on the front, otherwise Ex), 251 Yankees (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 292 Aparicio RC (Vg-Ex). 6) 1957 Topps (5 cards): two #1 Williams (one is Ex and the other Vg), 10 Mays (Gd), 20 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 95 Mantle (Fr). 7) 1958 Topps (4 cards): #5 Mays (Vg-Ex), 30 Aaron (Pr-Fr), 52 Clemente (Vg), 150 Mantle (Fr). 8) 1959 Topps (6 cards): #50 Mays (Vg-Ex), 212 Aaron/Mathews (Vg), 380 Aaron (Vg), 478 Clemente (Vg), 561 Aaron AS (Fr-Gd), 564 Mantle AS (Fr). This is a very substantial mixed-grade collection of early 1950s bubble-gum cards, which has been stored away for many years, completely unpicked, and including many highlights and several of the key cards of the era. Total 409 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. 36 861 1934 World Series" Pinball Machine SOLD FOR $4,350.00
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