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1952 to 1954 Topps "Shoebox" Collection Including Stars (356)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $5,875.00

Completely unpicked original boyhood shoebox collection of 356 Topps baseball cards, dating from 1952 to 1954, highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, including 1952 Topps #261 Wille Mays, 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle, 1953 Topps #220 Satchell Paige, 1953 Topps #244 Willie Mays, 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron rookie card, and 1954 Topps #250 Ted Williams. 1) 1952 Topps (71 different): 70% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (including a few Ex-Mt), 30% lesser (mostly Gd-Vg). Keys: #57 Lopat (Fr), 65 Slaughter (Gd-Vg), 191 Berra (Vg-Ex), 195 Minoso (Ex), 216 Ashburn (BVG VG-EX+ 4.5), 227 Garagiola (Gd), 261 Mays (Vg-Ex/Ex), 268 Lemon (Ex), and 277 Wynn (Vg/Vg-Ex). 2) 1953 Topps (116 different) : 53% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (including a few Ex-Mt), 47% lesser (mostly Gd-Vg). Keys: #37 Mathews (Pr-Fr), 41 Slaughter (Vg), 54 Feller (Vg-Ex/Ex), 61 Wynn (Vg), 82 Mantle (Vg), 86 Martin SP (Vg-Ex), 87 Lopat SP (Vg), 191 Kiner (Vg-Ex), 207 Ford (Ex), 220 Paige (Vg-Ex/Ex), 228 Newhouser SP (Ex), 244 Mays (Ex), 246 Face (Ex), 254 Roe (Ex), 264 Woodling (Ex), and 280 Bolling SP (Vg-Ex/Ex). 3) 1954 Topps (169 different): 90% range from Vg-Ex to Ex ((including a few Ex-Mt), 10% lesser. Keys: #17 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex/Ex), 50 Berra (30/70 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex), 70 Doby (Ex), 128 Aaron RC (Vg-Ex/Ex), 132 Lasorda RC (Ex), 201 Kaline RC (no left border, otherwise Ex), 239 Skowron RC (no right border, otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex), and 250 Williams (Ex). 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 356 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $5,875.00


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