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1960 and 1961 Topps "Shoebox" Original-Owner Collection Including Stars (1,214)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $7,050

This original-owner shoebox collection of 1,214 assorted Topps baseball cards, dating from 1960 and 1961, is highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, including two 1960 Topps #326 Roberto Clemente, three 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle, and ten 1961 Topps #343 Sandy Koufax. This is a very clean, crisp collection, in overall far superior condition than normally seen for a shoebox collection. This is an original owner collection that has been in a closet for the past fifty years. These cards have been saved by our consignor since their years of issue. We have selected eight cards to be graded by SGC. 1) 1960 Topps (148 cards, 130 different out of 572 cards in set): 65% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 5% Ex, 30% Vg to Vg-Ex. Comprised of the following (quantities in parenthesis): #3, 7, 8, 12, 13 (2), 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 27, 30, 34, 37 (2), 38, 44, 46, 48 (2), 50 Kaline (2), 52, 53, 55, 58, 60, 63, 64 (2), 68, 69 (2), 70 (2), 72 (2), 75, 77, 84, 85, 88, 93, 97 (2), 98, 99, 101, 104, 106, 110 (3), 111, 130, 138, 152, 155, 163, 164, 166 (2), 174, 187, 192, 193, 200 Mays, 202, 204, 207, 210 Killebrew, 211, 214 (2), 216 (2), 217, 218, 224, 229, 232, 237, 241, 242, 244, 245, 247, 248, 251, 254, 256, 261, 266, 267 (2), 269, 272, 274, 278, 283, 286, 293, 294, 297, 299, 304, 315, 319, 325, 326 Clemente (2; both SGC NM 84), 327, 334 (2), 339, 347, 349, 353, 359, 363 (2), 366, 371, 375, 376, 384, 398, 399, 401, 413, 415, 418, 427, 431, 436, 438, 473, 484, 492, 510, 517, 523, 524, 550, 564 Mays AS, and 572. 2) 1961 Topps Partial Set (437 of 587 cards in the set): 90% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (includes many Nr/Mt-Mt), 10% Vg to Vg-Ex (includes a few Ex). The partial set consists of the following cards: #1-48, 51-400, 402-407, 409-414, 416, 418-422, 424, 428-442, 444, 445, 447, 463, and 478. Keys: #1 Maris (Vg-Ex), 10 Robinson (Nr/Mt), 35 Santo (Ex-Mt), 44 Mantle/Maris LL (Ex-Mt), 141 Williams (25/75 L/R, otherwise Ex), 150 Mays (Nr/Mt), 160 Ford (Nr/Mt), 200 Spahn (Vg), 207 Koufax/Podres (Nr/Mt), 211 Gibson (Ex-Mt), 228 Yankees (Ex), 287 Yastrzemski (SGC NM 84), 290 Musial (SGC NM+ 86), 300 Mantle (SGC EX 60), 307 Mantle WS (Nr/Mt), 344 Koufax (SGC NM/MT 88), 350 Banks (Nr/Mt-Mt), 360 Robinson (Nr/Mt-Mt), 371 Skowron SP (Vg), 388 Clemente (80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 405 Gehrig (20/80 L/R and 70/30 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 406 Mantle HR (Ex-Mt), 429 Kaline (Nr/Mt), 430 Mazeroski SP (Nr/Mt), and 478 Maris MVP (Vg). 3) 1961 Topps (629 cards, 276 different out of 587 cards in set): 90% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 5% Ex, 5% Vg to Vg-Ex. Comprised of the following (quantities in parenthesis): #2 Maris, 4 (3), 8, 9, 12, 13, 18, 20 Roberts, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 31, 33, 36, 39 (2), 40, 41, 46, 47, 52 (3), 53, 54, 55, 58, 59, 61 (2), 62, 63, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 75, 78, 80 Killebrew, 89 Martin, 92 (2), 96, 98 (2), 101, 103 (3), 105, 106, 108, 110, 111, 112 (2), 113 (3), 115 (3), 117 (3), 118, 119, 121 (3), 122 (3), 126 (2), 127, 129, 130 (3), 131 (2), 133, 134 (2), 136, 137, 138, 139 (2), 140, 141 Williams (2), 142, 143, 144 (4), 145, 146, 149, 150 Mays, 151, 153 (2), 154, 155, 156, 157 (2), 158, 159 (2), 160 Ford (2), 161 (3), 162 (2), 163 (2), 164, 166 (3), 167 (2), 169 (2), 171 (3), 174 (2), 175, 176, 179, 181, 182 (2), 183 (2), 184, 185, 187 (2), 188, 189 (2), 190 (2), 191, 192 (2), 193, 194, 195 (2), 198 (5), 201 (2), 205, 209, 210 (2), 211 Gibson, 212, 213, 214 (2), 215, 217 (2), 218, 219, 222, 224, 225, 226 (2), 227, 228 Yankees team (2), 229 (2), 233, 235, 236, 237, 238 (2), 240, 241, 242, 244, 247, 249, 252 (2), 254, 257, 258, 260 Drysdale, 262, 263, 264, 267, 268, 269, 271, 272 (3), 273 (4), 275, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 284 (3), 285 (7), 286 (6), 287 Yastrzemski (3), 288 (5), 289 (8), 290 Musial (8), 290 (2), 291 (5), 292 (5), 293 (3), 294 (2), 295 (4), 296 (8), 297 (4), 298 (4), 299 (3), 300 Mantle (2; SGC VG/EX 50 and VG 40), 301, 302 (2), 303 (4), 304 (2), 305 (3), 306 (4), 307 Mantle WS (4), 308 (4), 309 (4), 310 (2), 311 (3), 312 (4), 313 (4), 314 (7), 315, 316 (7), 317 (2), 318 (7), 319 (7), 320 (5), 321 (5), 322 (4), 323 (2), 324, 325 (8), 326 (8), 327 (5), 328 (3), 329 (5), 330 Colavito (7), 331 (2), 332 (4), 333 (4), 334 (6), 335 (6), 336 (3), 337 (3), 338 (2) 339 (7), 340 (4), 341 (6), 342 (9), 343 (3), 344 Koufax (9), 345 (3), 346 (3), 347 (3), 348, 349 (5), 350 Banks (5), 351 (4), 352 (4), 353 (7), 354, 355 (3), 356 (3), 357 (3), 358 (3), 359 (2), 360 Robinson (3), 361 (5), 362 (6), 363 (2), 364, 365 (6), 366 (3), 367 (2), 368 (8), 369 (5), 370 (3), 373, 381, 382, 383, 385, 387, 389, 400, 403, 405 Gehrig, 410, 420 (2), 422, 429 Kaline, 431, 433, 434, 435, 437, 439 (2), 440, 441, and 444. This is a very substantial and unusually high grade original "shoebox" collection of Topps bubble-gum cards, which has literally been stored away in a shoebox for decades, completely unpicked (aside from the 1960 Topps complete set, 1960 Leaf and Fleer sets, and 1959 to 1961 Kahns cards from the collection that are offered separately), highlighted by many key cards and Hall of Famers. The equivalent SMR value for just six of the SGC-graded cards (not including the VG/EX 50 and VG 40 1961 Topps Mantles and 1,206 raw cards) is $875. The total book value of this collection is obviously many times this amount. Total 1,214 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $7,050


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