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1957 Topps PSA-Graded Complete Set (407): #9 PSA Set Registry (77 Cards PSA MINT 9, 328 Cards PSA NM-MT 8, 2 Cards PSA NM 7)

Starting Bid - $15,000, Sold For - $52,875

The 1957 Topps set has always been one of the most popular sets in the world of card collecting due to its classic photographic style and inclusion of so many stars. Presented is one of the finest and most stunning high-grade sets of this classic issue we have ever seen assembled. This ultra high-grade set has been assembled one card at a time by an extremely dedicated collector with an uncompromising commitment to condition and eye-appeal over a period of many years, and with all cards being carefully screened for only top-quality examples in all respects. There are no "weak links" in this set! This is a world-class investment-grade set of one of the most important baseball card issues in the entire world of postwar-card collecting. It is also by far the finest set of 1957 Topps we have ever seen or offered. Seventy-seven of the 407 cards in this complete set have been graded MINT 9 and 328 are graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Two cards, #310 and 319, are graded NM 7. This set is listed on the "PSA Set Registry" list. It is the ninth-highest graded set out of 110 registered sets, with an average grade of 8.14. As any collector of high-grade 1950s cards knows, finding 1957 Topps graded PSA 8 or 9 is a tremendous challenge. To assemble an entire set in these incredible high grades is simply extraordinary. The grades for the entire set can easily be accessed online on the PSA Set Registry under "Spring 2009 REA." PSA grading composite: 77 cards are graded MINT 9: #11, 34, 41, 43, 46, 48, 59, 71, 81, 94, 109, 136, 145, 146, 148, 151, 162, 165 Kluszewski, 167, 174, 182, 185, 186, 188, 189, 190, 193, 194, 196, 198, 199, 200, 203 Wilhelm, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 213, 215 Slaughter, 217, 218, 219, 221, 222, 223, 224, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230 Kell, 231, 232, 233, 235, 236, 237, 238, 243, 244, 246, 247, 251, 253, 254, 255, 257, 259, 285, 333, 345, 355, 363, 372, 373, and 374. 328 cards are graded NM-MT 8: including #1 Williams, 2 Berra, 7 Aparicio, 10 Mays, 15 Roberts, 18 Drysdale (RC), 20 Aaron, 24 Mazeroski (RC), 25 Ford, 30 Reese, 35 F. Robinson (RC), 38 Fox, 40 Wynn, 55 Banks, 62 Martin, 70 Ashburn, 76 Clemente, 80 Hodges, 85 Doby, 90 Spahn, 95 Mickey Mantle, 97 Yankees, 120 Lemon, 125 Kaline, 154 Schoendienst, 170 Snider, , 210 Campanella, 212 Colavito (RC), 250 Mathews, 270 Senators, 275 Indians, 277 Podres, 284 Zimmer, 286 Richardson (RC), 302 Koufax, 312 Kubek (RC), 317 Giants 322, Reds, 324 Dodgers, 328 B. Robinson (RC), 329 White Sox, 338 Bunning (RC), 400 Dodgers' Sluggers, and 407 Yankee Power Hitters. Two cards are graded NM 7: #310 and 319. This set was assembled with a concern for all factors, including special consideration to centering. The concern for centering makes this set even more spectacular than suggested by its extraordinary high grade, and is evident throughout. (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 simply an amazing high-grade complete set of this classic Topps issue, and is easily one of the finest in the world. The total SMR value of $58,735 for the set does not account for the tremendous amount of time, energy, and effort that have been invested in its assembly. The fact that the consignor has elected to keep this set together and sell it as a single unit, as opposed to breaking it up into smaller more affordable units, makes this set a particularly extraordinary offering. For those who can consider buying a complete set of this caliber, this world-class ultra high-grade complete 1957 Topps set represents a remarkable and unique opportunity. Total 407 cards. Reserve $15,000. Estimate $40,000++. SOLD FOR $52,875


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