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1953 to 1955 Topps and Bowman Shoebox Collection (275)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $7,540.00

Original boyhood shoebox collection of 275 Topps and Bowman baseball cards, dating from 1953 to 1955, is highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, including two 1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantles, 1953 Topps #220 Satchell Paige, and 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax rookie. 1) 1953 Bowman Color (24 cards): five cards Vg-Ex to Ex (#131, 138, 149, 150, 159); 19 cards grade Vg (#113, 114 Feller, 115, two 116, 118 Martin, 120, 132, 133, 134, 136, 147, 151, 156, two 158, 159, two 160). 2) 1953 Topps (29 cards including ten high-numbers): one Vg-Ex (#220 Paige), ten Vg (#222, 223, 240, 241, 247, 248, 255, 257, 277, 280 Bolling), 18 Gd-Vg (all with tiny pinholes at top border, #2, 18, 37 Mathews, 90, 102, 108, 114 Rizzuto, 121, 127, 130, 136, 137, 140, 147 Spahn, 154, 160, 161, 162 Kluszewski). 3) 1954 Bowman (96 cards): 43 cards range in grade from Vg-Ex to Ex (including two #1 Rizzuto, 6 Fox, 15 Ashburn, two 62 Slaughter, 64 Mathews, two 65 Mantle, 66 Piersall, 74 Gilliam, 101 Larsen, 110 Schoendienst, 164 Wynn, 177 Ford, 224 Bruton); 53 cards grade Vg (including #57 Wilhelm, 58 Reese, 66 Piersall). 4) 1955 Topps (126 cards): Vg-Ex to Nr/Mt, averaging Ex-Mt overall. Keys: #2 Williams (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex), 92 Zimmer (70/30 L/R otherwise Ex), 120 Klu (Ex-Mt), 123 Koufax (print lines, otherwise Ex-Mt), 124 Killebrew (Vg-Ex), 125 Boyer (Vg-Ex), 152 Agganis (Vg-Ex/Ex), 155 Mathews (80/20 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 166 Bauer (Ex), 187 Hodges (Ex-Mt), 193 Sain (Ex-Mt), three 194 Mays (Ex-Mt and two Ex), four 200 Jensen (three Ex-Mt and one Ex), 205 Freese (Ex), 210 Snider (two very light stains in the yellow background, otherwise Ex-Mt). This is a very substantial mixed-grade original-owner collection of early 1950s bubble-gum cards, which has been stored away in a shoebox for decades, completely unpicked, including many highlights and several of the key cards of the era. Total 275 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $7,540.00


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