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1952 to 1956 Topps Near-Complete Set Collection (5 Sets, 1,367 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $7,638

Collection of five near-complete Topps baseball sets from the following years: 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, and 1956. 1) 1952 Topps (317 of 407 cards): Missing just six cards for a complete low-number run (#1 Pafko, 7, 53, 205, 273, and 285). 10% Vg-Ex, 90% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). The group is comprised of 304 different low-numbers (including 65 of 80 black backs) and thirteen high-numbers. Low-Number Keys (1-310): #2 Runnels (Gd), 11 Rizzuto, 20 Loes RC (Pr), 26 Irvin (Gd), 33 Spahn (Gd-Vg), 36 Hodges (Vg), 37 Snider (Gd), 48 Page/correct (Gd-Vg), 49 Sain/error (Gd), 57 Lopat (Fr), 59 Roberts (Gd), 65 Slaughter (Fr), 66 Roe (Gd), 67 Reynolds (Gd), 88 Feller (Gd), 91 Schoendienst (Gd), 129 Mize (Gd), 175 Martin RC (Pr), 191 Berra (Fr), 195 Minoso RC (Gd), 216 Ashburn (Gd), 227 Garagiola (Gd), 243 Doby (Fr), 246 Kell (Vg), 261 Mays (Pr), 268 Lemon (Fr), and 277 Wynn (Gd-Vg). Thirteen High-Numbers: #313 Thomson (Vg), 316 (Vg), 317 (Gd-Vg), 320 (Vg), 325 (Fr), 336 (Vg), 337 (Pr), 342 Labine (Gd), 351 Dark (Gd-Vg), 352 (Gd), 362 (Vg), 380 (Gd), and 385 (Gd). 2) 1953 Topps (268 of 274 cards): Missing just six cards for completion (#27 Campanella, 34, 82 Mantle, 244 Mays, 256, and 260). 10% Vg-Ex, 90% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #1 Robinson (Fr), 10 Burgess SP (Fr), 37 Mathews (Gd), 41 Slaughter (Vg), 54 Feller (Vg), 61 Wynn SP (Vg), 62 Irvin (Pr), 76 Reese (Fr), 77 Mize (Vg), 78 Schoendienst (Fr), 81 Black SP (Vg), 86 Martin (Gd), 87 Lopat (Fr), 104 Berra (Vg-Ex), 114 Rizzuto (Pr), 119 Sain SP (Pr), 138 Kell (Fr), 147 Spahn (Vg), 149 DiMaggio (Pr), 151 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex), 162 Kluszewski (Gd), 191 Kiner (Gd, autographed in blue ink), 207 Ford (Vg, autographed in blue ink), 220 Paige (Gd-Vg), 228 Newhouser (Gd), 246 Face (Vg), 254 Roe (Fr), 258 Gilliam SP (Vg), 263 Podres SP (Gd), 265 Jensen SP (Gd), 273 Haddix SP (Pr), and 280 Bolling (Gd). 3) 1954 Topps (242 of 250 cards): Missing just eight cards for completion (#10 Robinson, 64, 94 Banks, 96, 128 Aaron, 168, 169, and 201 Kaline). 10% Vg-Ex, 90% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #1 Williams (Gd), 13 Martin (Fr), 17 Rizzuto (Pr), 20 Spahn (Fr), 30 Mathews (Fr), 32 Snider (Vg-Ex), 36 Wilhelm (Gd), 37 Ford (Fr), 45 Ashburn (Gd), 50 Berra (Pr), 90 Mays (Fr), 102 Hodges (Gd-Vg), 132 Lasorda RC (Vg), 239 Skowron RC (Gd), and 250 Williams (Fr). 4) 1955 Topps (204 of 206 cards): Missing just two cards for completion (#75 Amoros and 164 Clemente). 15% Vg-Ex (includes a few slightly better), 85% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #1 Rhodes (Gd), 2 Williams (Gd), 4 Kaline (Vg-Ex), 28 Banks (Gd-Vg), 31 Spahn (Gd), 47 Aaron (Vg), 50 Robinson (Pr), 100 Irvin (Gd), 120 Kluszewski (Gd), 123 Koufax RC (Fr), 124 Killebrew RC (Vg), 125 Boyer RC (Gd), 152 Agganis RC (Gd), 155 Mathews (Pr), 187 Hodges (Gd), 189 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 194 Mays (Gd-Vg), 198 Berra (Ex), and 210 Snider (Ex). 5) 1956 Topps (336 of 340 cards): Missing just four cards for completion (#135 Mantle, 150 Snider, 251 Yankees, and 258). 20% Vg-Ex to Ex, 80% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #1 Harridge (Gd-Vg), 5 Williams (Vg), 10 Spahn (Ex), 15 Banks (Ex), 20 Kaline (trimmed), 30 Robinson (Vg-Ex), 31 Aaron (Fr), 33 Clemente (Gd), 79 Koufax (Gd), 101 Campanella (Vg), 107 Mathews (Vg), 110 Berra (Vg), 113 Rizzuto (Gd), 120 Ashburn (Gd-Vg), 130 Mays (Vg-Ex), 145 Hodges (Vg), 164 Killebrew (Vg), 166 Dodgers (Vg), 181 Martin (Ex), 200 Feller (Vg-Ex), 240 Ford (Vg-Ex), 260 Reese (Vg), and 292 Aparicio RC (Vg). These five near-complete sets are a substantial collection as is, or could provide an excellent foundation for the assembly of a very attractive mixed-grade 1950s Topps complete-set run. Total 1,367 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000.
SOLD FOR $7,638


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