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1950 to 1967 Baseball Complete Set Collection - Unusual Issues (10 Sets)
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $9,480.00
Eclectic collection of ten complete sets, spanning the years 1950 through 1967, highlighted by many Hall of Famers and stars, and representing nine different issues. This is a tremendous group of unusual vintage cards, primarily comprised of overlooked and undervalued "oddball" issues, with many interesting highlights and a tremendous "break value." Assembled by an old-time collector (whose complete sets of Topps and Bowmans are presented separately in this auction), this lot represents the various unusual issues of the collection, and is comprised of the following: 1-2) Two 1950 Callahan Hall of Fame Complete and Near-Complete Boxed Sets Plus Duplicates (149 cards total): One complete 62-card boxed set, one boxed set missing Cochrane, Collins, and Sisler variations, and twenty-eight cards issued after the boxed set, including DiMaggio. Overall Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt condition with some better and a few lesser due to centering. 3) 1951 Topps Red Back Complete Set Plus Variations and Unopened Pack (54 cards): Crisp set with condition ranging from Ex to Nr/Mt with a few lesser. Keys: #1 Berra (Vg-Ex), 5 Rizzuto (Ex), 8 Wynn (Ex-Mt), 15 Kiner (Ex-Mt), 22 Feller (Ex+), 30 Spahn (Ex), 31 Hodges (Ex-Mt), 38 Snider (Vg-Ex), and 50 Irvin (Ex-Mt). 4) 1959 Fleer Ted Williams Complete Set (80 cards): Extremely presentable, ranging from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt with a few lesser. The key card, #68 Ted Signs, was rejected for Evidence of Trimming by PSA, which we do not agree with. It presents Nr/Mt-Mt or better. 5) 1960 Fleer Baseball Greats Complete Set (79 cards): Condition is mostly Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt with some Ex. Keys: #3 Ruth (Ex), 28 Gehrig (Ex-Mt), 42 Cobb (Ex+), and 72 Williams (Nr/Mt). 6) 1961 Union Oil Dodger Family Booklets Complete Set (23 booklets): Overall Ex condition with light edge and corner wear present. 7) 1962 Topps Stamps Complete Set with Original Album (200 stamps): Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt condition with a few better and scattered centering issues as is typical for this set. Original collector's album is included. 8) 1963 Salada-Junket Coins Complete Set (63 coins): Nr/Mt or better overall with no rust or chipping. 9) 1964 Topps Giants Complete Set (60 cards): Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt condition. Keys: #3 Koufax (GAI NM-MT 8), 11 Clemente (Nr/Mt), 25 Mantle (GAI NM+ 7.5), 49 Aaron (Nr/Mt+), 51 Mays (GAI NM-MT 8), and 60 Skowron (GAI NM-MT 8). 10) 1967 Topps Pin-Ups Complete Set (32 pin-ups): Nr/Mt or better condition overall with no tears. Normal fold lines visible. Ten very attractive baseball sets, each loaded with Hall of Famers and stars, and each representing a particularly outstanding collecting value compared to many other sets from the era. Total: Ten sets containing 740 cards plus one album and one pack. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $9,480.00
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