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1952 to 1956 Topps and Bowman Original-Owner Collection Including Stars (508 Cards)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $4,740.00

This original-owner "shoebox" collection of 508 assorted Topps and Bowman baseball and football cards, spanning the years 1952 to 1956 is highlighted by many stars and many of the most classic key cards of the era, including 1952 Topps #1 Andy Pafko, 1953 Topps #220 Satchel Paige, 1953 Topps #244 Willie Mays, two 1954 Topps #1 Ted Williams, 1954 Topps #10 Jackie Robinson, and 1955 Topps #50 Jackie Robinson. We have selected three cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. 1) 1952 Topps (174 cards including 123 different out of 407 cards in set): 11% Ex, 76% evenly distributed Vg to Vg-Ex, 13% lesser (mostly Good). The group is comprised of 35 different black-back cards from #1-80 and 88 additional different low-numbers (#81-310). Keys: #1 Pafko (Gd), 11 Rizzuto (Fr), 29 Kluszewski (Vg), 36 Hodges (Vg), 37 Snider (Vg-Ex), 48 Page Correct (Gd), 59 Roberts (Vg-Ex), two 88 Feller (Vg-Ex and Vg), 175 Martin RC (SGC VG/EX 50), 195 Minoso RC (Ex), and 216 Ashburn (Ex). 2) 1953 Bowman Color (9 cards): Condition is four Vg-Ex, two Vg, and three Gd. 3) 1953 Topps (208 cards including 156 different out of 274 cards in set): 30% Ex, 50% Vg-Ex, 15% Vg, and 5% lesser (mostly Gd). Keys: #41 Slaughter SP (Vg-Ex), two #54 Feller (both Ex), 61 Wynn SP (Ex), 62 Irvin (Vg-Ex), two 77 Mize (both Ex), 86 Martin SP (Ex), 104 Berra (Vg), 141 Woodling (both Ex), 151 Wilhelm SP (Ex+), 191 Kiner (Ex), 207 Ford (Vg), 220 Paige (Vg-Ex), 244 Mays (SGC VG+ 45), 264 Woodling (Vg-Ex), and two 280 Bolling (Vg-Ex and Gd/Vg). 4) 1954 Bowman (19 cards): Condition is sixteen Ex and three Vg. 5) 1954 Topps (63 cards): 45% Ex, 40% Vg-Ex, and 15% Vg. Keys: Two #1 Williams (both Vg), two 3 Irvin (both Vg-Ex), two 7 Kluszewski (both Ex), 10 Robinson (SGC EX 60), two 13 Martin (Vg-Ex and Vg), 17 Rizzuto (Ex), 20 Spahn (Ex+), two 30 Mathews (both Ex), 32 Snider (Vg-Ex/Ex), 36 Wilhelm (Ex), 37 Ford (Vg-Ex), 45 Ashburn (Ex), and 50 Berra (Vg-Ex). 6) 1955 Topps (20 cards): Condition is sixteen Vg-Ex/Ex, three Vg, and one Pr. Keys: #50 Robinson (Vg-Ex/Ex). 7) 1956 Topps Football (15 cards): Overall Ex. Keys: two #74 Nomellini (Ex+ and Ex) and two 116 Layne (Ex and Vg-Ex). This is a very substantial original "shoebox" collection of Topps and Bowman bubble-gum cards, which has been carefully stored away for decades, completely unpicked, highlighted by many key cards and Hall of Famers. The equivalent SMR value on just the three graded cards exceeds $600. The total book value of this collection is obviously a multiple of this amount. Total: 508 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $2,000+.
SOLD FOR $4,740.00


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