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1950s Bowman and Topps "Shoebox" Collection (1,083) Including Three Koufax Rookies!

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $3,258.75

"Shoebox" collection of 1,083 baseball, football, and nonsport cards issued by Bowman and Topps spanning the years 1953 to 1957. This lot contains over fifty Hall of Famers and key cards, including 1955 Bowman #202 Mickey Mantle, three 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax rookies, and four 1955 Topps #124 Harmon Killebrew rookies. This is an original-owner collection, salvaged from a house cleanout by our consignor, and presented in its entirety. Condition varies greatly, ranging from Pr to Ex, with many falling at the lower end of the scale. Four cards have been graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA). Baseball: 1) 1952 Topps (2 cards): #88 Feller (Pr) and 175 Martin RC (Pr). 2) 1953 Bowman (1 card): #80 Kiner (Pr). 3) 1953 Topps (26 cards): Keys: #37 Mathews (Pr) and 207 Ford (Pr). 4) 1954 Bowman (41 cards): Keys: #1 Rizzuto (Vg+), 45 Kiner (Pr), 58 Reese (trim), 62 Slaughter (Vg-Ex), 138 Hodges (Vg), and two 161 Berra (Vg-Ex and Pr). 5) 1954 Topps (3 cards). 6) 1955 Bowman (204 cards): Keys: #1 Wilhelm (Pr), 103 Mathews (Vg-Ex), 130 Ashburn (Pr), 158 Hodges (Ex), 171 Roberts (Vg), 184 Mays (VG/EX+ 55), 202 Mantle (EX+ 70), and 242 Banks (Vg-Ex). Also 15 umpires, including Hubbard. 7) 1955 Topps (159 cards): Keys: #2 Williams (Fr), 4 Kaline (Gd), three 123 Koufax RC (EX+ 70, Gd/Vg, and Pr), three 124 Killebrew RC (EX+ 70, two Vg, and Pr), and 210 Snider (Pr). 8) 1956 Topps (44 cards): Keys: #15 Banks (Vg), 113 Rizzuto (Pr), 130 Mays (Pr), 145 Hodges (Gd), and 200 Feller (Vg). 9) 1957 Topps (6 cards): Keys: #2 Berra (Pr) and 25 Ford (Vg). 10) 1958 Topps (327 cards): Keys: #90 Roberts (Gd), three 115 Bunning (Gd and two Fr), two 230 Ashburn (both Gd), three 288 Killebrew (Vg and two Gd), 304 Kaline/Kuenn (Fr), two 310 Banks (Gd and Fr), 324 Wilhelm (Fr), 343 Cepeda RC (Vg+), and 424 Doby (Vg-Ex). Also includes two yellow-letter variations. Football: 11) 1954 Bowman (18 cards): Keys: #9 Pihos (Pr), 23 Blanda RC (Gd), 32 Hirsch (Gd), and 53 Layne (Fr). 12) 1955 Topps All-American (107 cards): Three #10 Dudley (all Pr/Fr), two 12 Graham (Ex and Vg-Ex), 24 Strong (Fr), two 28 Hein (both Pr/Fr), four 36 Edwards (Vg and three Pr), 56 Nevers (Pr), three 82 Wojciechowicz (Vg and two Fr), 97 Hutson (Vg), and two 98 Feathers (both Fr/Gd). 13) 1956 Topps (6 cards): Keys: #78 Hirsch (Pr). Nonsport: 14) 1956 Topps Davy Crockett Green Back (10 cards). 15) 1956 Topps Davy Crockett Orange Back (111 cards): Range from Pr to Ex, averaging Vg. 16) Assorted Sets (18 cards): Singles from Topps Tarzan and She Devil, Wings, World on Wheels, and Zorro; Bowman Jets, Rockets, and Spaceman and TV Stars. This is a sizable collection of 1950s baseball, football, and nonsport cards with numerous highlights. The equivalent SMR value for just three of the graded cards (calculating each at the lower whole grade and excluding the 1955 Bowman Mays) is $845. Total: 1,083 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+++. SOLD FOR $3,258.75


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