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1954 Topps Complete PSA-Graded Set (250)

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $9,988

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 we have ever offered. All of the 250 cards in this complete set have been graded and encapsulated by PSA: 157 of the 250 cards in this complete set have been graded EX-MT 6, ninety cards are graded NM 7, and three cards are graded NM-MT 8 (of which one is qualified). This set has an average grade of approximately 6.41. 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 of many other 1950s issues. The assembly of a set of this high quality and with such extraordinary 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. PSA grading composite: Three cards are graded NM-MT 8: #6, 97 (OC), and 125. Ninety cards are graded NM 7: #8, 9, 10 Robinson, 13 Martin, 19, 21, 22, 25 Kuenn RC, 28, 31, 35 Gilliam, 36 Wilhelm, 37 Ford, 40, 41, 42, 51, 53, 54, 58, 59, 62, 63, 71, 72, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 101, 103, 105 Carey, 108, 109, 110, 113, 116, 118, 119, 120, 122, 130 Bauer, 131, 138, 140, 142, 143, 146, 147, 150, 152, 154, 155, 158, 162, 163, 167, 168, 169, 173, 174, 179, 182, 186, 189, 191, 192, 197, 199, 200, 203, 208, 209, 210, 211, 214, 215, 219, 221, 223, 228, 230, 234, 239 Skowron RC, 241, 245, and 249. 157 cards are graded EX-MT 6: including #1 Williams, 17 Rizzuto, 20 Spahn, 30 Mathews, 32 Snider, 45 Ashburn, 50 Berra, 70 Doby, 90 Mays, 94 Banks RC, 102 Hodges, 128 Aaron RC, 132 Lasorda RC, 201 Kaline 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 a half-point higher grade if submitted for review. This is an amazing high-grade complete set of this classic Topps issue, entirely graded by PSA. The total SMR value for the individual cards exceeds $14,000. Total 250 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+. SOLD FOR $9,988


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