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1954 Topps PSA-Graded Complete Set: #14 PSA Set Registry (7.42 GPA)

Starting Bid - $7,500.00 , Sold For - $22,325.00

The 1954 Topps set has always been one of the most popular sets of the 1950s. Issued in the heart of the decade, the 1954 Topps set features the rookie cards of Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, and Al Kaline, among many other Hall of Famers and stars, including two examples of Ted Williams (first and last card in the set), all in brilliant and stunning color. Presented is one of the finest sets of this classic issue ever assembled. All of the 250 cards in this complete set have been graded and encapsulated by PSA: there are 117 NM-MT 8s and 133 NM 7s. This set is listed on the "PSA Set Registry" list. It is the fourteenth-highest graded set out of 101 registered sets, with an average grade of 7.42. As any collector of high-grade early 1950s cards knows, assembling a complete set of any 1950s vintage issue is a daunting challenge, and this is even truer of 1954 Topps than with many other 1950s issues. The assembly of a set of this high quality and unrivaled consistency is the result of a tremendous amount of time, effort, and patience. Many 1954 Topps cards are particularly challenging to find in high grade, especially due to print lines, centering issues, and their flush-to-the top-border design. This is a spectacular set and an extraordinary collecting achievement. The grades for the entire set can easily be accessed online on the PSA Set Registry under "Spring 2008 REA." PSA grading composite: 117 cards are graded NM-MT 8: including #10 Robinson, 13 Martin, 17 Rizzuto, 36 Wilhelm, 37 Ford, 45 Ashburn, 90 Mays, and 132 Lasorda RC. 133 cards are graded NM 7: including #1 Williams, 3 Irvin, 7 Kluszewski, 20 Spahn, 30 Mathews, 32 Snider, 50 Berra, 70 Doby, 94 Banks RC, 102 Hodges, 128 Hank Aaron, 166 Podres, 201 Kaline RC, 239 Skowron RC, and 250 Williams. This set was assembled one card at a time by a very dedicated condition-conscious collector over a period of many years, with a concern for all factors, but with a special consideration to overall eye appeal. Also please note that none of these cards has been submitted for review for the recently introduced PSA half-grades. There is no question that a great number of these cards would be awarded higher half-grades if submitted for review. This is an amazing ultra high-grade complete set of this classic Topps issue, easily one of the finest in the world, and entirely graded by PSA. The total SMR value for the individual cards exceeds $25,000. Total 250 cards. Reserve $7,500. Estimate $15,000+. SOLD FOR $22,325.00

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