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Lot # 565 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1948-1962 Topps, Bowman, Leaf Shoebox Collection (2,361 cards, 250+ HOFers!) Including Fifteen Mantles, Clemente Rookie, Four Maris Rookies

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $10,072.50

Presented is an incredible collection of 2,361 assorted cards produced by Topps, Bowman, and Leaf, spanning the years 1948 to 1962. This lot is highlighted by more than 250 cards of Hall of Famers, including multiple appearances of several key Hall of Famers such as Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Sandy Koufax, as well as a Roberto Clemente rookie card and four Roger Maris rookie cards. This is an entirely unpicked, original-owner "shoebox" collection consisting of great quantities of cards from the golden age of baseball cards. 1) 1948 Leaf (9 cards): Five Vg. Keys: #4 Musial (Fr/Gd), 11 Rizzuto (Pr), 59 Appling (Vg), and 70 Wagner (Vg+). 2) 1949 Bowman (9 cards): One Vg-Ex, six Pr. Keys: #24 Musial (pencil on front, otherwise Vg) and 29 Kiner (Vg-Ex). 3) 1951 Berk Ross (1 card): Spahn (Vg). 4) 1951 Bowman (2 cards): #53 Lemon (Vg) and 232 Fox RC (Vg). 5) 1952 Bowman (20 cards): Eight Vg to Vg-Ex, seven Pr to Gd. Keys: Two #8 Reese (both Vg, one miscut), 11 Kiner (Vg), 116 Snider (Vg), and 232 Slaughter (Vg-Ex). 6) 1952 Topps (13 cards): Two Vg, eleven Pr to Gd. 7) 1953 Bowman Color (112 cards, 65 diff.): Overall Vg to Vg-Ex with ten lesser. Keys: Three #1 Williams (all Vg-Ex), two 9 Rizzuto (both Vg, one miscut), two 10 Ashburn (Vg-Ex and Gd), two 33 Reese (Gd and Fr), 40 Doby (Vg), two 46 Campanella (Vg and Pr), 55 Durocher (Vg), 57 Boudreau (Vg-Ex), 59 Mantle (Vg), three 65 Roberts (Vg and two Gd), two 80 Kiner (Ex and Vg-Ex), 81 Slaughter (Ex), four 92 Hodges (two Vg, Fr, and Pr), 93 Martin/Rizzuto (Fr), and 99 Spahn (Vg-Ex). 8) 1953 Topps (47 cards): Twenty-two Vg to Vg-Ex, twenty-two Pr to Gd. Keys: #37 Mathews (Vg-Ex), 77 Mize (Fr), and 82 Mantle (Pr). 9) 1954 Bowman (14 cards): Twelve Vg to Vg-Ex, two Fr. 10) 1954 Topps (11 cards): Fr to Vg. Keys: #1 Williams (Pr), 17 Rizzuto (Gd), 32 Snider (Vg), and 239 Skowron RC (Vg+). 11) 1955 Bowman (5 cards): #130 Ashburn (Ex), 158 Hodges (Ex), 168 Berra (Vg-Ex+), and two 202 Mantle (Vg-Ex and Pr). 12) 1955 Topps (42 cards): Twenty-six Vg to Vg-Ex, twelve Pr to Gd. Keys: #31 Spahn (Vg), two 47 Aaron (Ex+ and Ex), and 164 Clemente RC (Vg). 13) 1956 Topps (182 cards, 152 diff.): 80% Vg-Ex to Ex, 20% Pr to Vg. Keys: #1 Harridge (Vg), 15 Banks (Ex), 20 Kaline (Vg-Ex), 30 Robinson (Vg), 33 Clemente (Ex), two 109 Slaughter (both Vg), 135 Mantle (Vg-Ex+), 164 Killebrew (Vg-Ex), 180 Roberts (Vg+), 250 Doby (Ex), 255 Lemon (Vg-Ex), and 260 Reese (Ex). 14) 1957 Topps (10 cards): Pr to Fr. Key: #407 Mantle/Berra (Pr). 15) 1958 Topps (556 cards, 283 diff.): 77% Vg to Vg-Ex (includes some Ex), 23% Pr to Gd. Keys: #2 Lemon (Vg-Ex), 25 Drysdale (Vg-Ex), four 30 Aaron (Gd and three Pr), four 47 Maris RC (Vg-Ex, Vg, and two Gd), two 52 Clemente (both Vg-Ex), 70 Kaline (Vg), two 71 Dodgers Team (both Fr), 90 Roberts (Vg), five 115 Bunning (two Vg-Ex, Gd, and two Pr), two 142 Slaughter (Vg-Ex and Pr), 162 Hodges (Fr), 187 Koufax (Gd), two 190 Schoendienst (Vg and Fr), 230 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), three 238 Mazeroski (two Vg-Ex and Vg), two 246 Yankees Team (both Gd), three 270 Spahn (all Vg), 285 F. Robinson (Gd), 288 Killebrew (Vg), two 310 Banks (both Vg), three 314 Snider/Alston (all Vg-Ex), 321 Williams/Klu (Vg+), 324 Wilhelm (Vg), two 343 Cepeda RC (both Vg-Ex), four 351 Braves Fence Busters (two Vg-Ex and two Vg), two 370 Berra (Vg and Gd), 418 Mantle/Aaron (Pr), two 424 Doby (Vg-Ex and Vg), 436 Mays/Snider (Vg-Ex), three 440 Mathews (all Vg-Ex), two 480 Mathews AS (both Vg-Ex), 482 Banks AS (Vg-Ex), 485 Williams AS (Vg), 487 Mantle AS (Vg-Ex), three 488 Aaron AS (two Ex and Vg-Ex), and five 494 Spahn AS (Ex and four Vg-Ex). 16) 1959 Fleer (2 cards): #31 (Vg-Ex) and 48 (Fr). 17) 1959 Topps (532 cards, 304 diff.): 85% Vg to Vg-Ex including some Ex, 15% Pr to Gd. Keys: #10 Mantle (Fr), two 40 Spahn (both Vg-Ex), 149 Bunning (Vg), 155 Slaughter (Vg-Ex), four 163 Koufax (two Ex and two Vg-Ex), two 202 Maris (Vg-Ex and Gd), two 212 Aaron/Mathews (Vg-Ex and Pr), 270 Hodges (Vg-Ex+), 300 Ashburn (Vg), two 338 Anderson RC (Ex and Vg-Ex), two 350 Banks (Vg-Ex and Vg), 352 Roberts (Ex), 380 Aaron (Vg), two 387 Drysdale (Ex and Vg-Ex), 390 Cepeda RC (Ex), four 415 Mazeroski (all Vg-Ex), six 450 Mathews (Ex, four Vg, and Pr), 455 Doby (Ex), 461 Mantle Thrills (Vg), two 463 Kaline Thrills (Ex and Vg-Ex), two 464 Mays Thrills (Vg-Ex and Vg), 467 Aaron Thrills (Vg-Ex), 468 Snider Thrills (Ex), 469 Banks Thrills (Vg-Ex), four 478 Clemente (two Ex, Vg-Ex, and Vg), three 480 Schoendienst (Ex and two Vg-Ex), 528 Pirates Team (Pr), 543 Corsair Trio (Ex), 550 Campanella (Vg-Ex+), and 571 Spahn AS (Vg-Ex). 18) 1960 Topps (551 cards, 351 diff.): Overall Vg-Ex to Ex with some better and approximately 10% lesser. Keys: #7 Mays/Rigney (Vg-Ex+), two 10 Banks (both Ex), two 18 Dodgers Team (both Pr), two 50 Kaline (Vg-Ex and Vg), 55 Mazeroski (Vg), 160 Mantle/Boyer (Vg-Ex), 227 Stengel (Vg), 264 Roberts (Vg), three 295 Hodges (all Ex), 305 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), 326 Clemente (pen on back, otherwise Ex-Mt), 332 Yankees Team (Pr), two 343 Koufax (Ex-Mt and Ex), three 335 Schoendienst (Ex-Mt and two Ex), 420 Mathews (Ex), 450 Cepeda (Vg), 490 F. Robinson (miscut), 502 Bunning (Ex+), 555 Fox AS (Ex+), 558 Mathews AS (Ex), 559 Aparicio AS (Vg-Ex+), 560 Banks AS (Ex), 561 Kaline (Ex-Mt), two 563 Mantle AS (Ex and Vg-Ex), and 564 Mays AS (Ex). 19) 1961 Topps (12 cards): Vg to Ex. Key: #88 Ashburn (Ex). 20) 1962 Topps (231 cards, 160 diff.): Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt) with six lesser. Keys: #5 Koufax (Ex+), 10 Clemente (Ex+), two 18 Mantle/Mays (both Ex+), 25 Banks (Ex+), 29 Stengel (Ex-Mt), 30 Mathews (Ex), 50 Musial (Ex), two 53 AL HR Ldrs (both Ex-Mt), 70 Killebrew (Ex), 73 Fox (Ex-Mt), 85 Hodges (Ex+), two 100 Spahn (Ex+ and Ex), 139 Ruth (Vg-Ex+), 143 Babe Ruth (Ex), 144 Babe Ruth (Ex+), eleven assorted Babe Ruth Story (all Fr, ink on back otherwise Ex to Ex-Mt), and two 150 Kaline (Ex-Mt and Ex). This collection could provide an immediate dealer inventory or serve as a substantial foundation for any budding collection. This is a tremendous collection of cards, direct from the original collector who saved these from his youth, in affordable collector grade and containing countless highlights and key cards from this extremely popular era of card collecting. Total: 2,361 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500++. SOLD FOR $10,072.50


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