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1952-1955 Topps, Bowman, Red Man "Shoebox" Card Collection (672 cards)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $4,740.00
Original boyhood "shoebox" collection of 672 assorted (359 different) Topps, Bowman, and Red Man baseball cards, dating from 1952 to 1955, highlighted by numerous stars and key cards. The collection consists of the following: 1) 1952 Red Man Tobacco Without Tabs (56 cards with 30 different): Condition ranges from Poor to Vg-Ex, averaging Vg overall. Keys: Doby (Vg-Ex), Durocher (Pr), three Feller (all Gd), two Fox (Vg-Ex and Fr), four Irvin (three Vg and Pr), two Kell (Vg-Ex and Vg), two Kiner (Vg and Pr), two Mays (both Vg), Musial (Fr), three Reese (Vg and two Gd), two Schoendienst (Vg-Ex and Vg), two Slaughter (Vg and Gd), Snider (Vg), Spahn (Gd), and Stengel (Pr). 2) 1953 Bowman Color (55 cards with 33 different): Condition ranges from Poor to Vg-Ex, averaging Gd-Vg overall. Keys: #32 Musial (Gd), 51 Irvin (Vg), two 55 Durocher (Vg-Ex and Vg), and 62 Kluszewski (Gd). 3) 1953 Topps (35 cards with 27 different): Condition ranges from Good to Ex, averaging Vg overall. Key: #258 Gilliam (Vg-Ex). 4) 1953 Red Man Tobacco Without Tabs (51 cards with 34 different): Condition ranges from Poor to Vg, averaging Good overall. Keys: three #5A Fox (all Gd), two 8A Kell (Vg and Pr), two 14A Wynn (both Gd), 5N Campanella (Vg), 11N Roberts (Vg), three 15N Kiner (Vg and two Gd), 19N Spahn (Gd), 21N Wilhelm (Vg), and 26N Musial (Pr). 5) 1954 Bowman (185 cards with 104 different): Condition ranges from Good to Ex-Mt, averaging Vg-Ex to Ex overall with a single Poor. Keys: two #1 Rizzuto (Gd), 6 Fox (Vg-Ex and Vg), 45 Kiner (Vg), 50 Kell (Ex), three 89 Mays (two Vg-Ex and Vg), 110 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex), 138 Hodges (Vg-Ex), and two 177 Ford (Gd and Pr). 6) 1954 Topps (192 cards with 86 different): 55% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, 45% range from Gd to Vg. Keys: #1 Williams (Gd), 3 Irvin (Gd), six 7 Kluszewski (Ex, three Vg, two Gd), 10 Robinson (Ex), three 13 Rizzuto (all Vg), two 17 Rizzuto (both Gd), 20 Spahn (Vg-Ex), three 30 Mathews (Vg-Ex and two Vg), 32 Snider (Vg), 36 Wilhelm (Gd), four 37 Ford (Vg-Ex, Vg, two Gd), 50 Berra (Vg-Ex), 90 Mays (Vg-Ex), two 94 Banks RC (Vg-Ex and Vg), and two 102 Hodges (both Ex). 7) 1955 Topps (98 cards with 45 different): 90% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, 10% in lesser grades. Keys: five #1 Rhodes (Vg and four Gd), two 2 Williams (Ex and Vg), 4 Kaline (Ex and Vg), two 22 Skowron (Ex and Vg-Ex), three 28 Banks (two Ex and Vg-Ex), two 47 Aaron (Ex and Vg), and four 50 Robinson (two Ex, Vg-Ex, Vg). This is a very substantial mixed-grade original-owner collection of early 1950s bubble-gum cards, which has been stored away in a shoebox for decades, completely unpicked, and including many highlights and key cards of the era. Total: 672 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $4,740.00
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