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1956 Topps Complete Set (340 Plus 2 Checklists)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,740

15% Nr/Mt (including a few better), 31% Ex-Mt, 43% Ex, and 11% Vg-Ex (including approximately a dozen lesser). Exceptionally strong, extremely bright, crisp, and sharp complete set of 1956 Topps featuring all the Hall of Famers and stars of the era, including Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays. Twenty-seven cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #1 Harridge (Ex-Mt), 5 Williams (PSA EX-MT 6), 8 Alston (Ex), 10 Spahn (Ex-Mt), 15 Banks (Vg), 20 Kaline (PSA EX-MT 6), 30 Robinson (PSA NM-MT 8 [OC]), 31 Aaron (PSA EX-MT 6), 33 Clemente (PSA EX-MT 6), 79 Koufax (PSA NM 7), 101 Campanella (Ex+), 107 Mathews (Ex), 110 Berra (Ex), 113 Rizzuto (Ex), 130 Mays (PSA EX 5), 120 Ashburn (Ex), 135 Mantle (Pr/Fr due to area of paper loss on reverse, otherwise presents Ex+), 145 Hodges (PSA EX-MT+ 6.5), 150 Snider (PSA NM 7), 164 Killebrew (PSA NM 7), 165 Schoendienst (Ex-Mt), 166 Dodgers (PSA NM 7), 180 Roberts (PSA EX-MT 6), 181 Martin (Ex), 200 Feller (PSA EX 5), 240 Ford (PSA EX-MT 6), 251 Yankees (PSA NM 7), 260 Reese (PSA EX 5), 292 Aparicio RC (Ex), Larsen (PSA EX-MT 6), Checklist 1/3 (PSA EX-MT 6), Checklist 2/4 (Ex). The other graded cards are as follows: NM-MT 8 (3 cards): #42, 43, and 335. NM 7 (2 cards): #140 and 202. EX-MT 6 (2 cards): #209 and 226. EX 5 (2 cards): #61 and 125. Many of the cards within this set appear better than their technically accurate assigned grades suggest, with just insignificant light corner wear and the typical number of cards with centering issues accounting for the downgrades. This is a beautifully assembled, very consistent, extremely attractive set, with nearly half of the cards grading Ex-Mt or better. The total SMR value of just twenty-six of the graded cards (not including the qualified Robinson or the 315 ungraded cards!) is $2,617. Total: 342 cards (complete set of 340 plus 2 checklists). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,740


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