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1953 Topps Complete Set (274) Plus 80 Variations! (Total 354 cards)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,851
Presented is a remarkably complete 1953 Topps set: it includes not only the complete set of 274 different cards, but also an additional 80 variation cards, for a total of 354 cards! Condition: 27% Ex (including a few Ex-Mt), 56% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 17% lesser (mostly Gd, but including a few with minor touches of color added). This is a very attractive mid-grade complete set of 1953 Topps. As noted, also included are eighty variations (white bio data), which makes this collection an extraordinary foundation for a complete master set of this popular issue. There is always an extremely strong demand for classic sets that are impressive yet still relatively affordable. It's easy to see why. 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 sell, a set such as this will actually generate far more interest from collectors as well, precisely because it is more affordable. Ten cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #1 Robinson (Vg), 27 Campanella (Fr), 37 Mathews (EX 5), 41 Slaughter (Vg-Ex), 54 Feller (Gd/Vg), 61 Wynn SP (Vg), 62 Irvin (Vg-Ex), 76 Reese (VG+ 3.5), 77 Mize (Ex+), 78 Schoendienst (EX-MT 6), 81 Black SP (Vg-Ex), 82 Mantle (PR 1), 86 Martin (VG-EX+ 4.5), 104 Berra (VG-EX 4), 114 Rizzuto (Vg), 138 Kell (Vg-Ex), 147 Spahn (EX 5), 149 DiMaggio (Vg-Ex), 151 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex), 162 Kluszewski (EX-MT 6), 191 Kiner (Vg+), 207 Ford (VG-EX 4), 220 Paige (VG+ 3.5), 228 Newhouser (Vg), 244 Mays (Pr), 246 Face (Vg-Ex), 254 Roe (Fr), 258 Gilliam SP (Vg-Ex), 263 Podres SP (Vg-Ex), 264 Woodling (Gd/Vg), 265 Jensen SP (Ex+), 273 Haddix SP (Pr), 280 Bolling (Vg-Ex). The white bio-data variations: #10, 44, 61 Wynn (Vg-Ex), 72, 81 Black (Vg), 86 Martin (Vg-Ex+), 87 Lopat (EX 5), 88-93, 95-103, 104 Berra (Vg), 105, 106, 108-113, 114 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 115-130, 132-137, 138 Kell (Vg-Ex), 139-144, 146, 147 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 148, 149 DiMaggio (Ex), 150, 151 Wilhelm (Ex+), 152-155, 157-161, 162 Kluszewski (Vg-Ex), and 163-165. Condition of the variations is 90% Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex) and 10% lesser. This is a particularly outstanding mid-grade complete set, plus eighty variations, with excellent eye-appeal across the board. Total: 354 cards (complete set of 274 plus 80 variations). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $3,851
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