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1957 Topps Complete Master Set Including #176a Baker Error (417)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $3,818.75

15% Nr/Mt or better, 70% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 10% Vg-Ex, 5% Vg. Complete master set of 417 cards highlighted by many Hall of Famers including Mantle, Williams, Aaron, Mays, Clemente, etc., as well as the scarce #176a Gene Baker error card (the name on the back is misspelled "EUGENF W. BAKEP), plus all eight checklist and contest cards, and one insert card. Fifty-four cards have been graded by PSA (unless otherwise noted). Keys: #1 T. Williams (Vg-Ex/Ex), 2 Berra (Vg-Ex/Ex), 7 Aparicio (PSA NM 7 [OC]), 10 Mays (Vg-Ex), 15 Roberts (PSA EX 5), 18 Drysdale RC (Vg/Vg-Ex), 20 Aaron (Vg-Ex/Ex), 24 Mazeroski (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 25 Ford (35/65 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 30 Reese (Ex), 35 F. Robinson RC (Vg-Ex), 38 Fox (PSA EX-MT 6), 40 Wynn (Ex-Mt), 55 Banks (Ex), 62 Martin (Vg-Ex), 70 Ashburn (Vg-Ex/Ex), 76 Clemente (Vg-Ex, no creases), 80 Hodges (touch of paper loss on front, otherwise Ex), 85 Doby (75/25 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex), 90 Spahn (25/75 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 95 Mantle (30/70 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 97 Yankees Team (Vg-Ex/Ex), 125 Kaline (Vg-Ex), 165 Kluszewski (Vg-Ex), 170 Snider (Nr/Mt), 176a Baker Error (Beckett EX-MT 6), 210 Campanella (PSA EX 5), 212 Colavito RC (Vg/Vg-Ex), 215 Slaughter (PSA EX-MT 6), 250 Mathews (PSA EX-MT 6), 286 Richardson RC (Vg/Vg-Ex), 302 Koufax (Vg), 312 Kubek RC (ink mark on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 324 Dodgers Team (Ex), 328 B. Robinson RC (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 338 Bunning RC (Vg), 400 Dodgers' Sluggers (Vg), 407 Mantle/Berra (Vg). Also included with the set are four Checklist cards: Checklist 1/2 (checked in ink on front and reverse, otherwise Vg), Checklist 2/3 (checked in ink front and back, otherwise Vg), Checklist 3/4 (checked in ink on front and slight miscut along bottom edge, otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex), Checklist 4/5 (checked in pencil on front and stain in lower right corner, otherwise Vg); four Contest Cards: May 4 (ink on back, otherwise Vg), May 25 (Vg-Ex), June 22 (Vg/Vg-Ex), July 19 (Vg), and the rare Lucky Penny Insert card (Vg). The additional forty-seven minor stars and commons graded by PSA include Three NM-MT 8 (OC): #49, 61, and 226; Twenty-Nine NM 7: #14, 16, 47, 57, 67, 68, 83 (SGC NM 84), 87, 113, 118, 132, 133, 136, 146 (SCD NM 7), 150, 157, 160, 162, 175 Larsen, 196, 219, 221, 246 (SCD NM 7), 251, 293, 326, 330, 359, 402 (SCD NM 7); Ten EX-MT 6: #6, 46, 112, 151, 193, 207, 235, 342 (SGC EX/NM 80), 364, 405 (SCD EX/NM 6); Five EX 5: #84, 107, 259, 262 Thomson, 268 (ST). 1957 Topps cards have always been very popular due to their classic photographic style and inclusion of so many stars. This is a very sharp looking and mostly very high-grade complete master set, assembled over a period of years with great care by a longtime dedicated collector with a special interest in 1957 Topps. Total 417 cards (set of 408 including rare Baker error card, plus all eight checklist and contest cards, and one insert card). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $3,000/$4,000.

Additional image is available at http://photos.yahoo.com/reaphotos. SOLD FOR $3,818.75


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