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1952 and 1956 Topps "Shoebox" Collection (501)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $5,287.50

This original boyhood shoebox collection of 501 Topps baseball cards, dating from 1952 and 1956, is highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, including 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays, 1952 Topps #407 Ed Mathews, and 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle. (Note: cards from 1953 to 1955 were also saved and are offered as a separate lot.) 1) 1952 Topps partial set of 300 different including eleven scarce high-numbers (out of 407 cards in set): 90% range from Gd-Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few Ex), 10% lesser. Keys: #1 Pafko (Gd-Vg), 11 Rizzuto (Vg), 20 Loes RC (Vg), 22 DiMaggio (Pr-Fr), 33 Spahn (Pr-Fr), 36 Hodges (Vg), 37 Snider (Vg, black back), 57 Lopat (Gd, black back), 59 Roberts (Vg, black back), 65 Slaughter (Gd-Vg), 67 Reynolds (Vg, black back), 91 Schoendienst (Gd), 129 Mize (Vg-Ex), 175 Martin RC (Gd-Vg), 191 Berra (Fr-Gd), 195 Minoso RC (Vg), 227 Garagiola (Gd-Vg), 243 Doby (Gd), 246 Kell (Fr-Gd), 250 Erskine (Vg), 261 Mays (25/75 L/R and 40/60 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 268 Lemon (Vg), 341 (Vg), 342 Labine RC (Vg), 345 (Vg), 365 Lavagetto (Vg-Ex), 366 (Gd), 374 (Vg), 389 (Gd-Vg), 402 (Gd-Vg), 404 (Vg), 405 (Vg-Ex), and 407 Mathews (Gd-Vg). Also included are six duplicates. 2) 1956 Topps partial set of 185 different (out of 340 cards in set): 90% range from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex), 10% lesser. Keys: #1 Harridge (Pr-Fr), 5 Williams (Vg), 10 Spahn (Vg), 30 Robinson (Vg-Ex) , 101 Campanella (Vg), 107 Mathews (Vg-Ex), 110 Berra (Vg), 113 Rizzuto (Vg), 118 Fox (Vg), 120 Ashburn (Vg), 135 Mantle (Vg), 145 Hodges (Ex), 150 Snider (Vg-Ex/Ex), 166 Dodgers (Vg-Ex/Ex), 180 Roberts (Vg-Ex), 181 Martin (Vg-Ex), 200 Feller (Vg/Vg-Ex), 251 Yankees (Vg-Ex), 255 Lemon (Vg-Ex), 292 Aparicio RC (Vg-Ex), and 307 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex). Included with the set is one unnumbered checklist card: #1/3 Checklist (Vg-Ex, unmarked). Also included are ten duplicates. This is a very attractive medium-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 501 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $5,287.50


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