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Lot # 523 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1953 Topps Complete Set (274) with 48 PSA-Graded Cards

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $5,036.25

40% range in grade from Ex to Ex-Mt (with a few Nr/Mt or Nr/Mt-Mt), 55% are Vg to Vg-Ex, and 5% slightly lesser. This is a very attractive complete set of 1953 Topps with cards ranging from mid-to-high grade. This is the type of vintage set that to many collectors represents the very best value. The cards are classic, they look great, and they don't cost a fortune compared to higher-grade cards. In many cases, in the highest grades, a few commons from an early 1950s set can be valued at more than an entire set such as this, and when it comes time to selling, a set such as this will actually generate far more interest from collectors as well, precisely because it is more affordable. Of the 274 cards in the set, forty-eight (18%) have been professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA, including the many key cards (Mantle, Mays, Paige, and Robinson). Keys: #1 Robinson (PR-FR 1), 10 Burgess SP (Vg), 27 Campanella (EX 5), 37 Mathews (EX-MT 6), 41 Slaughter (Vg), 43 McDougald (Vg), 50 Dressen SP (EX 5), 54 Feller (VG-EX 4), 61 Wynn SP (Vg), 62 Irvin (Vg/Vg-Ex), 66 Minoso SP (EX-MT 6), 76 Reese (EX 5), 77 Mize (Vg), 78 Schoendienst (Vg), 81 Black SP (Vg), 82 Mantle (GOOD 2), 86 Martin (EX-MT 6), 87 Lopat (Ex), 104 Berra (EX 5), 114 Rizzuto (EX-MT 6), 119 Sain SP (Vg), 138 Kell (Vg), 147 Spahn (EX 5), 149 DiMaggio (no left border, otherwise Ex), 151 Wilhelm (Ex), 162 Kluszewski (Ex/Ex-Mt), 191 Kiner (Gd), 207 Ford (EX 5), 220 Paige (VG 3), 228 Newhouser (EX 5), 244 Mays (VG-EX 4), 246 Face (Vg), 254 Roe (EX-MT 6), 258 Gilliam SP (FR 1.5), 263 Podres SP (VG-EX 4), 264 Woodling (EX-MT 6), 265 Jensen SP (EX 5), 273 Haddix SP (EX 5), 280 Bolling (VG 3). Other PSA-graded cards: NM-MT 8 (2 cards): #52 and 115. NM 7 (4 cards): #35, 113, 196, and 251. EX-MT 6 (13 cards): #26, 29, 33, 53, 65, 122, 174, 194, 209, 213, 229, 231, and 234. EX 5 (5 cards): #13, 49, 51, 146, and 212. VG-EX 4 (1 card): #6. This is a very attractive and relatively affordable complete set of one of card collecting's most popular issues. The SMR value for just thirty-nine of the forty-eight PSA-graded cards is $2,435 (not including the nine cards graded less than EX 5, among them Mantle, Mays, Robinson, and Paige, and the remaining 226 ungraded cards!). Total: 274 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $5,036.25


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