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Lot # 1013 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1952-1962 Topps and Bowman Autographed Baseball-Card Collection (210) Including Two Mantle, Two Maris, Koufax, and Aaron!

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $5,628.75

This large original-owner collection of 210 signed baseball cards, spanning the years 1952 through 1962, includes twenty-five Hall of Famers, plus many star cards, including two different Roger Maris examples. Of special note is the fact that these signatures were personally obtained by our consignor, who was an extremely avid baseball fan in his youth. Fifteen different Hall of Fame signatures are represented in the collection, highlighted by two of Mickey Mantle. The remaining Hall of Fame signers (with the number of signed cards for each, if more than one, noted in parentheses) are Aaron (2), Berra, Drysdale (2), Ford, Fox, Gibson (3), Herman, Kaline, Killebrew (4), Koufax, Mathews (2), Musial (2), B. Robinson, and D. Williams. As previously mentioned and of special note, all of the signatures in this collection were personally obtained by our consignor during his youth. He lived on the south side of Chicago and his apartment was on the same block as the Hotel Del Prada, which is where the American League teams stayed when playing the White Sox. As he related to us, he used to wait around in the lobby everyday in the hopes of obtaining player autographs. As one can see by this collection, he was pretty successful. Unless otherwise noted, all of the cards are signed on the front (in a variety of inks), with the signatures ranging from "1" to "10," averaging "7." The cards range from Fair to Excellent, averaging Vg. Inventory is by card number. If there is more than one card for a particular player, that number is noted in parentheses. 1952 Bowman: #101 Mantle. 1953 Topps: #37 Mathews. 1954 Topps: #145. 1955 Bowman: #160. 1955 Topps: #198 Berra. 1956 Topps: #74. 1957 Topps: #223. 1958 Topps: #15, 22, 23, 215, 275, 288 Killebrew (2), 304 (signed by Kaline and Kuenn), 329, 332 (signed on reverse), 350, 357, 443, 458, 468, 487 Mantle AS, and 493. 1959 Topps: #55, 78, 93, 116, 117, 150 Musial, 168, 173, 199, 215, 251, 291, 325, 353, 355, 372, 376, 400, 402, 437, 441, 479, 459, 495, 497, 514 Gibson RC, 515 Killebrew, 523, 561 Aaron, and 566. 1960 Topps: #5, 8 (signed on the reverse), 11, 15 (2), 39, 51 (2), 65, 66, 68, 70, 71, 73 Gibson (2), 76, 81, 83, 84 (2), 88, 92, 99, 111, 117, 123, 136 (2), 155, 177, 184, 188 D. Williams, 190 (2), 192, 193 (2, one signed on the reverse), 195, 199, 218 (2), 248, 250 Musial, 252, 277, 290, 297, 300 Aaron, 313, 317, 320, 339, 343 Koufax, 355, 367, 403, 527, 430, 439, 440, 456 (signed by Herman, York, and Maglie), 465 (signed by Crosetti), 475 Drysdale, 485, 495, and 503. 1961 Topps: #2 Maris, 4, 16, 19, 21, 28, 30 Fox, 33, 36, 53, 63, 65, 68, 73, 80 Killebrew, 84, 86 (signed by Maury Wills), 90, 92, 109, 116, 117, 120 Mathews, 121, 123, 124, 127, 128, 133, 134, 145, 146, 153, 156, 157, 158, 160 Ford, 163, 164, 168, 174, 176, 180, 184, 187, 190, 195, 209, 213, 216, 226, 235, 245, 254, 260 Drysdale, 261, 263, 280, 282, 285, 288, 293, 315, 320, 329, 349, 352, 355, 356, 358, 368, 396, 412, 414, 431, and 432. 1962 Topps: #1 Maris, 27, 31, 42, 45 B. Robinson, 48, 88, 90, 110, 125 (2), 152 (2), and 163 (signed Gardner and Boyer). Total: 210 signed cards. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $5,628.75


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