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1952 Topps Complete Master Set (407 plus two variations plus 80 low-number back variations)

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $47,000

1952 Topps complete master set of 407 cards (plus #48a Page and 49a Sain errors plus 80 low-number black-back variations for a total of 489 cards). All 489 cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA (414), SGC (3), GAI (31), BVG (22), or SCD (19). Included are Seven NM-MT 8, thirty-eight NM 7, 201 EX-MT 6, 187 EX 5, 52 VG-EX 4, and just four cards grade lesser. This is an extremely attractive, very clean, mid- to high-grade set, rarely offered as a complete set with variations, with many rare high numbers and most key cards in particularly high grade. This is a beautiful set.

PSA grading composite: Seven cards are graded NM-MT 8 (OC): #76, 84, 115, 156, 254, 301, and 388 High #. Thirty-eight cards are graded NM 7: #11 Rizzuto, 12 (OC), 31, 53 (MK), 93 (MC), 101, 112, 114, 117, 122 Jensen (GAI NM+ 7.5), 142, 143, 146, 147, 148, 183, 196 (ST), 198, 218, 223, 229, 233, 236 (OC), 241 (MC), 245, 263 (GAI NM 7), 288, 290, 297, 303, 305, 316 High # (OC), 324 High # (OC), 333 Reese, 348 High # (SCD NM 7), 367 High #, 372 McDougald RC, and 396 Williams RC. 201 cards are graded EX-MT 6: including #10 Rosen, 26 Irvin, 29 Kluszewski, 37 Snider, 57 Lopat, 59 Roberts, 65 Slaughter, 66 Roe, 80 Wehmeier, 91 Schoendienst (GAI EX-MT 6), 175 Martin, 216 Ashburn (GAI EX-MT+ 6.5), 227 Garagiola, 243 Doby, 246 Kell, 250 Erskine (GAI EX-MT 6), 268 Lemon, 274 Branca, 277 Wynn, 321 Black RC (SCD EX/NM 6), 322 High # (SCD EX/NM 6), 325 High #, 329 High #, 336 High # (BVG EX-MT 6), 338 High #, 341 High #, 344 Blackwell, 349 High #, 350 High #, 351 Dark, 357 Burgess, 360 High #, 362 High #, 363 High #, 364 High #, 368 High #, 369 Groat RC, 370 High # (GAI EX-MT 6), 317 High #, 374 High # (BVG EX-MT 6), 375 High #, 376 High #, 380 High #, 381 High #, 382 Jones RC, 383 High #, 384 Crosetti, 389 High #, 390 High # (SCD EX/NM 6), 391 High # (SCD EX/NM+ 6.5), 395 High #, 399 High #, 403 High #, 404 High #, and 406 Nuxhall RC. 187 cards are graded EX 5: including #1 Pafko, 2 Runnels, 10 Rosen, 20 Loes RC, two 22 DiMaggio (red and black backs), 26 Irvin, 29 Kluszewski, 33 Spahn, two Hodges (red and black backs), 48a Page/error (GAI EX+ 5.5), two 48b Page/correct (red and black backs), two 49b Sain/correct (red and black backs), 57 Lopat, two 67 Reynolds (red and black backs), 88 Feller, 129 Mize, 162 Crandall (BVG EX+ 5.5), 191 Berra, 195 Minoso RC, 312 Robinson, 313 Thomson, 315 Durocher (GAI EX 5), 323 High #, 326 Shuba RC, 327 High #, 328 High #, 330 High #, 335 High #, 337 High #, 339 High #, 340 High #, 343 High # (MC), 345 High #, 347 Adcock, 352 High #, 353 High #, 356 High # (BVG EX 5), 359 High #, 361 High #, 365 Lavagetto, 373 High #, 378 High #, 379 High #, 385 High #, 386 High #, 392 Wilhelm RC, 393 High #, 394 Herman (GAI EX 5), 397 High #, 402 High #, 405 High #, and 407 Mathews RC. 52 cards are graded VG-EX 4: #2 Runnels (GAI VG-EX 4), 6, 20 Loes RC, 32, 33 Spahn (black back), 49a Sain/error (BVG VG-EX 4, black back), 52 (SGC VG/EX 50), 55, 69 (BVG VG-EX+ 4.5), 73, two 77 (red and black backs), 80 Wehmeier (GAI VG-EX 4), 98 (BVG VG-EX+ 4.5), 171 (SCD VG/EX 4), 172 (GAI VG-EX+ 4.5), 174 (GAI VG-EX 4), 206 (BVG VG-EX+ 4.5), 210, 212, 221, 234 (GAI VG-EX+ 4.5), 255 (GAI VG-EX+ 4.5), 260 (BVG VG-EX+ 4.5), 261 Mays (GAI VG-EX+ 4.5), 262 (BVG VG-EX+ 4.5), 273 (BVG VG-EX+ 4.5), 276, 280, 283 (BVG VG-EX 4), 291 (BVG VG-EX+ 4.5), 306 (BVG VG-EX+ 4.5), 309, 310, 314 Campanella, 317 High #, 318 High #, 319 High #, 320 High # (GAI VG-EX+ 4.5), 331 High #, 332 High #, 334 High #, 342 Labine RC, 346 High #, 355 High #, 358 High #, 366 High #, 377 Dressen, 387 High #, 398 High #, 400 Dickey, and 401 High #. Four cards are graded VG 3: #1 Pafko (black back), 45 (GAI VG+ 3.5), 311 Mantle (Vg appearance on the front, but we downgrade this card to Good due to the paper loss on the reverse), and 354 High # (GAI VG+ 3.5). Also included with the set, as noted above, are an additional eighty low-numbers (#1-80) representing the red- or black-back variations of these cards. This is a beautiful high-quality complete set of one of card collecting's most revered issues. The break value is naturally tremendous on a set like this as well. These cards add up quickly, especially with so many of the star and high-number cards being such strong examples for their technically accurate grades. This is an outstanding, rarely offered, very pleasing mixed-grade complete set of one of baseball-card collecting's premier issues, with numerous significant condition highlights. Total 489 cards (complete of 407, plus two variations, plus 80 low-number back variations). Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$20,000+. SOLD FOR $47,000


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