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1952 to 1959 Topps Assorted Card Collection Including Stars (1,712 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,875

Collection of 1,712 assorted Topps baseball cards, spanning the years 1952 to 1959, highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, with 80% ranging in grade from Poor to Very Good condition (averaging Gd), and 20% Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt). This is a large and very substantial collection with many highlights that could provide a relatively affordable approach to collecting these classic Topps baseball sets. Includes the following (quantities in parentheses): 1) 1952 (178 cards): Black Backs (43 cards, 30 different): #1 Pafko (Ex), 4, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 25, 28 (2), 29 Kluszewski (Vg), 30, 31 (2), 32, 34, 35, 36 Hodges (Ex), 39, 40 (2), 41 (2), 42, 54 (2), 57 (3), 59 Roberts (3; Ex, Vg-Ex, Vg), 61, 64, 65 Slaughter (2; Vg and Gd), 66 Roe (2; Ex and Vg-Ex), 67 Reynolds (3; two Vg-Ex and Gd), and 71. Red Backs (135 cards, 89 different): includes #65 Slaughter (3; Vg-Ex and two Vg), 67 Reynolds (2; both Vg), 91 Schoendienst (Vg), 129 Mize (Vg), 191 Berra (2; Gd and Fr), 215 Bauer (3; two Vg-Ex and Vg), 227 Garagiola (2; Vg and Gd), 268 Lemon (4; Ex, Vg-Ex, two Vg), and 277 Wynn (Vg). 2) 1953 (94 cards, 47 different): including #37 Mathews (3; Ex-Mt, Ex, Gd), 41 Slaughter (Gd), 81 Black RC (no right border, otherwise Gd-Vg), 104 Berra (Pr), 254 Roe (3; all Gd-Vg), 264 Woodling (Vg-Ex), and 19 high numbers. 3) 1954 (56 cards, 49 different): includes #3 Irvin (Vg), 17 Rizzuto (2; Gd and Pr), 30 Mathews (Gd), 32 Snider (Gd-Vg), 37 Ford (2; Vg-Ex and Gd), 45 Ashburn (Gd), 50 Berra (Fr), 132 Lasorda RC (Gd-Vg), and 239 Skowron RC (Gd-Vg). 4) 1955 (192 cards, 98 different): includes #1 Rhodes (2; both Fr), 31 Spahn (6; Ex, four Vg and Gd), 92 Zimmer RC (Ex-Mt and Fr), 100 Irvin (2; Gd and Pr), 120 Kluszewski (3; Ex, Vg-Ex, Gd), and 125 Boyer (Fr). 5) 1956 (85 cards, 64 different): including #15 Banks (Pr), 20 Kaline (Vg), 25 kluszewski (Vg), 164 Killebrew (Vg-Ex), 240 Ford (Gd-Vg), 260 Reese (2; Ex and Vg-Ex), and Checklist 1/3 (checked in pencil, otherwise Gd-Vg). 6) 1957 (236 cards, 155 different): The 1957 Topps are stronger in condition than the balance of the collection overall, with 30% ranging from Ex to Nr/Mt (including a few Nr/Mt-Mt), 65% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 5% in lesser grades. Keys: #2 Berra (Vg), 7 Aparicio (Vg-Ex), 15 Roberts (2; both Vg), 20 Aaron (Vg), 24 Mazeroski RC (Gd-Vg), 25 Ford (Vg-Ex and Vg), 30 Reese (Vg-Ex), 35 Robinson (Vg), 38 Fox (Vg), 40 Wynn (2; Vg-Ex and Vg), 55 Banks (2; Ex and Vg), 76 Clemente (Vg), 80 Hodges (2; Ex and Vg-Ex), 90 Spahn (Ex-Mt), 97 Yankees team (Vg-Ex), and 120 Lemon (2; Ex and Vg-Ex). 7) 1958 (144 cards, 91 different): includes #2 Lemon (Ex), 88 Snider (2; Vg-Ex and Vg), 100 Wynn (Ex), 115 Bunning (2; both Vg), 187 Koufax (miscut, otherwise Ex), 230 Ashburn (Vg), 285 Robinson (no left or top border, otherwise Vg), 307 Robinson (Vg), 314 Snider/Alston (Vg), 321 Williams/Klu (Vg), 351 Fence Braves' Busters (2; Ex-Mt and Vg), 375 Reese (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex), 400 Fox (Ex), 436 Mays/Snider (3; Vg-Ex and two Vg), 440 Mathews (3; two Ex and Vg), 476 Musial AS (6; Ex, Vg-Ex, four Vg), 482 Banks AS (4; two Vg-Ex and two Pr), 486 Mays AS (2; Vg-Ex and Vg), 487 Mantle AS (7; Ex, two Vg-Ex, three Vg, Gd), and 488 Aaron As (Ex). 8) 1959 (727 cards): includes #20 Snider (2; both Vg), 40 Spahn (2; Vg and Fr), 50 Mays (2; Vg and Pr), 350 Banks (Pr), 380 Aaron (no bottom border, otherwise Ex), and 430 Ford (Ex). Total 1,712 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $5,875


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