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1948 to 1976 Bowman and Topps HOFers and Stars Card Collection (134) Including 1951 Bowman Willie Mays Rookie

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,148

Cards of stars and Hall of Famers are naturally the most prized by collectors. Presented is an extraordinary collection of 134 cards spanning the years 1948 to 1976 and featuring exclusively Hall of Famers and stars, highlighted by several key rookie cards, including a 1951 Bowman Willie Mays. Every card is a highlight of some kind! These cards were assembled by an old-time collector who was active decades ago. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1948 Bowman (6 cards): #5 Feller (Vg), 6 Berra RC (Pr), 8 Rizzuto RC (Vg+), 17 Slaughter (Vg-Ex), 18 Spahn RC (Pr), and 36 Musial RC (Gd). 2) 1949 Bowman (6 cards): #46 Roberts RC (Vg), 84 Campanella RC (Pr/Fr), 100 Hodges RC (Pr), 214 Ashburn RC (Fr), 226 Snider RC (Gd+), and 238 Lemon (Pr). 3) 1950 Bowman (2 cards): #23 Newcombe (Vg) and 232 Rosen (Fr). 4) 1951 Bowman (2 cards): #1 Ford RC (Pr) and 305 Mays RC (Fr, small piece of corner missing). 5) 1951 Topps Red Back (1 card): #1 Berra (Pr). 6) 1952 Topps (8 cards): #20 Loes RC (Ex, red back), 35 Sauer (Fr, red back), 57 Lopat (Vg-Ex, black back), 99 Woodling (Ex), 175 Martin RC (Ex+), 268 Lemon (Ex), 321 Black RC (Vg-Ex, high number), and 326 Shuba RC (Vg-Ex). 7) 1953 Topps (4 cards): #27 Campanella (Fr, appears Ex with pencil on reverse), 37 Mathews (Pr), 76 Reese (Vg-Ex), and 135 Rosen (Fr). 8) 1954 Bowman (8 cards): #1 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 6 Fox (Vg), 15 Ashburn (Vg), 89 Mays (Fr), 132 Feller (Vg-Ex), 161 Berra (Gd), 170 Snider (Vg-Ex), and 177 Ford (Gd). 9) 1954 Topps (3 cards): #50 Berra (Fr, appears Ex with pencil on reverse) and two 90 Mays (Ex and Fr, appears Vg with pencil on reverse). 10) 1955 Bowman (20 cards): #9 McDougald (Vg-Ex), 12 Pafko (Ex), 23 Kaline (Vg-Ex), 29 Schoendienst (Vg), 59 Ford (Ex), two 65 Zimmer RC (Vg and Fr), 67 Larsen (Vg-Ex), 68 Howard RC (Gd), 97 Podres (Vg-Ex), 140 Shantz (Vg-Ex), 160 Skowron (Ex), 170 Erskine (Vg-Ex), 171 Roberts (Vg), 184 Mays (Vg-Ex+), 191 Lemon (Ex), 213 Kell (Vg-Ex), 215 Kuzava (Ex), 216 Roe (Ex), and 246 Bauer (Vg-Ex). 11) 1955 Topps (2 cards): #198 Berra (Fr) and 210 Snider (Vg-Ex). 12) 1956 Topps (6 cards): #15 Banks (Vg-Ex, white back), 31 Aaron (Vg-Ex, gray back), 130 Mays (Vg-Ex, gray back), 135 Mantle (Fr, appears Ex with pencil on reverse), 150 Snider (Ex), and 235 Newcombe (Fr). 13) 1957 Topps (5 cards): #18 Drysdale RC (Ex-Mt), two 20 Aaron (Vg-Ex and Fr, appears Vg-Ex with pencil on reverse), 90 Spahn (Vg-Ex), and 95 Mantle (Fr). 14) 1958 Topps (5 cards): #52 Clemente (appears Ex-Mt but a faint layer of adhesive residue is present on front), 230 Ashburn (Ex-Mt), 310 Banks (Pr), 482 Banks AS (Ex-Mt), and 488 Aaron AS (Ex-Mt+). 15) 1959 Topps (6 cards): Two #30 Fox (Vg and Fr, appears Ex with pencil on reverse), 260 Wynn (Pr), 350 Banks (Fr, appears Ex with pencil on reverse), 555 Mazeroski AS (Vg-Ex), and 556 Fox AS (Ex+). 16) 1960 Topps (3 cards): #240 Aparicio (Nr/Mt), 377 Maris (Fr, appears Ex with pencil on reverse), and 559 Aparicio AS (Vg). 17) 1961 Topps (5 cards): Two #2 Maris (Vg-Ex and Fr, appears Vg-Ex with pencil on reverse), two 160 Ford (Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), and 360 F. Robinson (Fr, appears Ex-Mt with pencil on reverse). 18) 1962 Topps (2 cards): #200 Mantle (Fr/Gd) and 395 Mays AS (Ex). 19) 1964 Topps (6 cards): #13 Wilhelm (Ex+), two 116 Oliva RC (Vg-Ex and Vg), two 230 B. Robinson (Ex and Fr, appears Vg-Ex with pencil on reverse), and 375 Santo (Vg). 20) 1965 Topps (5 cards): #2 NL Batting Ldrs (Ex), 3 AL Home Run Ldrs (Vg-Ex), 5 AL RBI Ldrs (Ex), 205 Spahn (Ex), and 250 Mays (Fr). 21) 1966 Topps (5 cards): Two #300 Clemente (Vg-Ex and Fr), two 310 F. Robinson (Ex and Fr), and 420 Marichal (Vg-Ex). 22) 1967 Topps (6 cards): #20 Cepeda (Fr, appears Ex with pencil on reverse), two 242 NL RBI Ldrs (Ex and Fr), two 355 Yastrzemski (Ex and Fr, appears Ex with pencil on reverse), and 512 Schoendienst (Ex). 23) 1968 Topps (2 cards): Two #247 Bench RC (Nr/Mt and Vg-Ex). 24) 1969 Topps (6 cards): #260 Jackson RC (Ex), 375 Killebrew (Fr), 416 McCovey AS (Ex+), 440 McCovey (Fr), 480 Seaver (Vg-Ex), and 650 Williams (Vg-Ex). 25) 1970 Topps (2 cards): Two #660 Bench (Vg and Fr). 26) 1972 Topps (2 cards): #433 Bench (Vg) and 595 Ryan (Ex+). 27) 1973 Topps (4 cards): #220 Ryan (Nr/Mt-Mt), 130 Rose (Fr, appears Ex-Mt with pencil on reverse), 255 Jackson (Fr, appears Ex-Mt with pencil on reverse), and 305 Mays (Ex-Mt+). 28) 1974 Topps (1 card): #456 Winfield RC (Ex-Mt, miscut on back). 29) 1976 Topps (1 card): #1 Aaron RB (Ex-Mt). This is a very substantial collection of Hall of Famer, star, and key cards, truly a collection unto itself, and naturally with a tremendous break value. Total: 134 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $4,148


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