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Extraordinary 1952 to 1962 Topps and Bowman Non-Sport Complete Set Collection (15 sets, 1,432 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $5,581.25

Tremendous and very carefully assembled lifetime collection comprised of fifteen complete (or near-complete) classic Topps and Bowman postwar non-sports sets, including many of the era’s scarcest and most sought-after issues such as 1952 Topps "Look 'n See," 1954 Topps "Scoops," and 1962 Topps "Mars Attacks." This is a very substantial collection. 1) 1952 Bowman “T.V. & Radio Stars NBC” Complete Set (36): 47% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), 53% range from Vg to Vg-Ex (mostly Vg). 2) 1952 Topps "Look 'n See" Complete Set (135): 48% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex overall), 52% Vg (with a few slightly lesser, Gd). The only sports figure in the set is Babe Ruth (Vg). Keys: #30 Lindbergh (Ex-Mt), #45 Earhart (Vg), and #82 Rembrandt (Vg). Included with the set is the original thin strip of red cellophane, which can be used to reveal the illustrated “answer” to a question about each subject on the reverse of the cards. 3) 1953 Bowman “T.V. & Radio Stars NBC” Complete Set (96): 57% range from Ex to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging NM+ overall), 43% Vg to Vg-Ex. 4) 1953 Topps "Who-z-at Star" Complete Set (80). 23% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 77% range from Gd to Vg-Ex, averaging Vg overall. 5) 1953-55 Topps “World on Wheels” Complete Set (180). 56% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), 44% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. The set is accompanied by an original wrapper, which grades Gd. 6) 1954 Topps "Scoop" Complete Set (156): 56% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, 44% Vg (with a few slightly lesser, Gd-Vg). There are eleven cards related to sports figures in the set, including Babe Ruth. Keys: #3 Lindbergh Flies Atlantic (Ex), 27 Feller Strikeout King (Ex), 39 Dempsey Defeats Williard (Vg), 40 Louis New Champ (Vg-Ex), 41 Babe Ruth (Ex), 65 Marciano KOs Walcott (Ex), 71 Sullivan Defeated (Vg), 110 Notre Dame's 4 Horsemen (Vg-Ex), 128 Owens Races Horse (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 129 Hogan New Golf King (Ex-Mt), 130 Braves Go To Milwaukee (Gd-Vg), and 156 26-Inning Tie Game (Vg). 7) 1955 Topps “Rails and Sails” Near Set (150/200): Missing the high numbers (151 to 200) for completion. 55% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 45% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. 8) 1956 Topps “Davy Crockett” (Orange Backs) Complete Set (80). 19% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, 81% Vg (with a few slightly lesser, Gd-Vg). 9) 1956 Topps “Round-Up” Complete Set (80): 29% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 71% range from Vg to Vg-Ex (mostly Vg). 10) 1957 Topps "Hit Stars" Complete Set (88). 47% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 53% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. 11) 1957 Topps "Robin Hood" Complete Set (60): 63% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, 37% Vg. 12) 1958 Topps “T.V. Westerns” Near Set (68/71): Missing #22, 35, and 59 for completion. 80% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), 20% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. 13) 1960 Fleer “Spins and Needles” Complete Set (80): 80% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 20% Ex (with a few slightly lesser, Vg-Ex). 14) 1962 Topps “Civil War News” Complete Set (88): 66% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, 34% Gd and slightly lesser. 15) 1962 Topps "Mars Attacks" Complete Set (55): 24% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, 76% Pr to Vg, averaging Gd overall. This is an exceptional collection of fifteen complete or near-complete non-sport sets, with numerous highlights, and including many of the most popular non-sport sets issued from the early 1950s to the early 1960s, assembled over a 20-year span by a longtime advanced collector. Total 1,432 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $5,581.25


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