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Lot # 819 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1953 Topps Partial Set (119 of 274) Including Mantle

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,231

1953 Topps partial set comprised of 119 of the 274 cards in the set, including the key card to the set: #82 Mickey Mantle. 80% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), 20% Vg to Vg-Ex. 1953 Topps is universally recognized as one of the most popular and collected of all 1950s gum issues, and one of the most significant of all postwar baseball-card issues. Missing 155 cards for completion (including #1 Robinson, 41 Slaughter, 54 Feller, 76 Reese, 78 Schoendienst, 81 Black, 86 Martin, 87 Lopat, 119 Sain, 147 Spahn, 162 Kluszewski, 191 Kiner, 244 Mays, 246 Face, 254 Roe, 258 Gilliam, 263 Podres, 265 Jensen, and 280 Bolling). Three cards are graded by PSA (all submitted by REA). Keys: #10 Burgess SP (Ex), 27 Campanella (25/75 L/R, with a slight tilt to the image, otherwise Ex), 37 Mathews (Ex), 61 Wynn SP (Ex-Mt), 77 Mize (Ex), 82 Mantle (PSA EX 5), 104 Berra (rejected by PSA for altered stock), 114 Rizzuto (Gd-Vg), 138 Kell (Vg), 149 DiMaggio (Ex), 151 Wilhelm SP (Ex-Mt), 207 Ford (PSA EX 5), 220 Paige (PSA VG-EX 4), 228 Newhouser (Ex), and 273 Haddix SP (Ex-Mt). This is an exceptionally sharp and attractive partial set of 1953 Topps, far above average for this issue. Total: 119 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $3,231


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