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1957 Topps Complete Set (407)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,896
75% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), 25% range from Pr to Vg. This is a very attractive mixed-grade complete set of the classic 1957 Topps issue. The wide condition range may make this set a bargain compared to an across-the-board high-grade set, but a high percentage of the cards in this set (75%) are Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt and, though there are some low-grade cards in the set (including a number of keys, as listed below), there are also many condition highlights, including 302 Koufax (SGC EX/NM 80). Classic vintage sets in mixed grade are always popular, and looking at the cards combined with their modest cost compared to higher-grade sets, it's easy to see why. (Additional interesting note: Those that collect low- or mixed-grade vintage sets often have to be even more patient than collectors seeking high-grade sets. They are an outstanding value in the eyes of many, don't sell for a fortune, and therefore collectors are not as motivated to sell.) Highlighted by the rookie cards of Don Drysdale, Frank Robinson, and Brooks Robinson, the 1957 Topps includes many additional key star cards, among them Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle. Nine cards have been graded by SGC (all submitted by REA). Keys: #1 T. Williams (SGC POOR 10, pinholes in the upper right and lower left corners), 2 Berra (Vg/Vg-Ex), 7 Aparicio (Ex), 10 Mays (Pr, pinholes in the upper right and lower left corners), 15 Roberts (Ex), 18 Drysdale RC (SGC VG/EX 50), 20 Aaron (Pr, pinhole in the upper right corner), 24 Mazeroski (Vg-Ex), 25 Ford (Vg), 30 Reese (Fr), 35 F. Robinson RC (SGC VG/EX 50), 38 Fox (Ex-Mt), 40 Wynn (Vg-Ex), 55 Banks (Vg-Ex), 62 Martin (Gd), 70 Ashburn (Pr, pinholes in the upper right and lower left corners), 76 Clemente (SGC VG 40), 80 Hodges (Ex), 90 Spahn (Pr, pinholes in the upper right and lower left corners), 95 Mantle (SGC Authentic, slight trim), 97 Yankees Team (Fr-Gd), 125 Kaline (Pr, pinholes in the upper right and lower left corners), 165 Kluszewski (Vg-Ex), 170 Snider (Pr, pinholes in the upper right and lower left corners), 210 Campanella (Ex), 212 Colavito RC (Ex), 250 Mathews (Ex), 286 Richardson RC (Vg-Ex), 302 Koufax (SGC EX/NM 80), 312 Kubek RC (Vg), 324 Dodgers Team (Ex), 328 B. Robinson RC (SGC VG/EX 50), 338 Bunning RC (Vg-Ex), 400 Dodgers' Sluggers (SGC EX 60), and 407 Mantle/Berra (SGC VG 40). 1957 Topps have always been very popular due to their classic photographic style and inclusion of so many stars. Relatively affordable, attractive mixed-grade sets of classic issues from the 1950s such as this always generate tremendous collector interest. Total: 407 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,896
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