1955 to 1967 Topps Shoebox Collection (1,942 cards) with 140+ Hall of Famers and Stars Including Roberto Clemente Rookie and Three Pete Rose Rookies

Sold For: $4,800

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1011

Item Year: 1955

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is an extremely substantial original-owner collection of 1,942 Topps cards spanning the years 1955 to 1967. This collection is highlighted by more than 140 Hall of Famers as well as numerous additional stars, rookies, and high numbers. We have submitted six cards to be graded by PSA. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1955 Topps (68 cards): Condition is 36% Vg to Vg-Ex and 64% lesser. Keys: #2 Williams (pencil on back, otherwise Gd), two 50 Robinson (pencil on back of both, otherwise Vg-Ex and Vg), 124 Killebrew RC (pencil on front, otherwise Vg+), 125 Boyer RC (Vg+), and 164 Clemente RC (FR 1.5). 2) 1957 Topps (5 cards): Condition is two Gd+ and three Fr. 3) 1958 Topps (24 cards): Condition is 54% Vg to Vg-Ex and 46% Fr to Gd. Keys: #47 Maris RC (Fr), 68 Colavito (Vg), 400 Fox (95/5 L/R, otherwise Vg+), and 440 Mathews (Gd). 4) 1959 Topps (423 cards): Condition is 11% Ex, 74% Vg to Vg-Ex and 15% lower. Keys: #10 Mantle (Fr), 20 Snider (Gd+), 30 Fox (Gd+), 34 Kaline/Maxwell (Vg+), 40 Spahn (Born 1921, Vg), 50 Mays (Fr), 147 Cubs’ Clubbers with Banks (Gd+), 149 Bunning (Ex), 163 Koufax (Vg), 212 Aaron/Mathews (Gd), 260 Wynn (Vg-Ex), 262 Hitters’ Foes with Drysdale (Vg+), 270 Hodges (Vg+), 292 Williams (Vg-Ex), 295 Martin (Ex), 408 Fox/Aparicio (Vg), two 415 Mazeroski (Vg+ and Fr), 439 B. Robinson (Vg), 450 Mathews (99/1 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 455 Doby (Ex), 478 Clemente (Vg+), 480 Schoendienst (Vg+), 509 Cash RC (Vg-Ex), 514 Gibson RC (VG-EX+ 4.5), 515 Killebrew (Vg), and 571 Spahn AS (Vg+). 5) 1960 Topps (121 cards): Condition is 68% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few higher) and 32% Fr to Gd. Keys: #1 Wynn (miscut bottom edge, otherwise Vg-Ex), 28 B. Robinson (Vg), 50 Kaline (Gd), two 55 Mazeroski (both Fr), 212 Alston (Vg-Ex), 316 McCovey RC (Gd), 326 Clemente (Gd), 335 Schoendienst (Vg), and two 420 Mathews (Vg-Ex+ and Vg). 6) 1961 Topps (274 cards): Condition is 40% Ex to Ex-Mt and 60% Vg to Vg-Ex (including eight lower). Includes forty-three high numbers. Keys: #10 B. Robinson (Vg-Ex), 35 Santo RC (Vg-Ex+), 160 Ford (10/90 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 207 Koufax/Podres (Gd), 211 Gibson (Ex), 290 Musial (Vg-Ex), 388 Clemente (Vg-Ex), 417 Marichal RC (Vg), 429 Kaline (Fr), 435 Cepeda (Vg-Ex), two 455 Wynn (Ex and Vg-Ex), 471 Rizzuto MVP (Vg-Ex), two 477 Fox MVP (Ex and Vg+), 472 Berra MVP (Fr), 480 Campanella MVP (Gd), 482 Mays MVP (Ex), three 490 Bunning (all Vg-Ex), two 505 Schoendienst (Ex+ and Ex), three 517 McCovey (two Vg-Ex and Vg+), four 545 Wilhelm (two Ex and two Vg-Ex), 571 Mazeroski AS (Vg-Ex), and three 574 Aparicio AS (two Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex). 7) 1962 Topps (138 cards): Condition is 30% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 58% Vg-Ex to Ex, 12% lower (including a few miscut). Keys: Two #25 Banks (Ex+ and Ex), 50 Musial (0/100 T/B, otherwise Vg), 288 Williams (Vg+), 310 Ford (Ex+), 325 Aparicio (Ex), 350 F. Robinson (slightly miscut left edge, otherwise Vg-Ex), 353 Mazeroski (Ex), 360 Berra (Vg-Ex), 460 Bunning (Ex-Mt), four 469 Aparicio AS (Ex-Mt and three Ex), 470 Kaline AS (Nr/Mt), 472 Colavito AS (Nr/Mt), 475 Ford AS (Vg+), and 530 Gibson (Ex). 8) 1963 Topps (855 cards): Condition is 24% Ex to Ex-Mt, 63% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 13% lower. Keys: Two #1 NL Batting Ldrs (Gd+ and Gd), 2 AL Batting Ldrs (Vg-Ex), 3 NL HR Ldrs (Vg+), 5 NL ERA Ldrs (Vg), 9 NL Strikeout Ldrs (Ex), 18 Buc Blasters with Clemente (Fr), two 25 Kaline (Ex and Vg+), 43 Stengel/Woodling (Vg+), 54 Debusschere RC (Ex), 68 Snider/Hodges (Vg), 108 Wilhelm (Gd+), two 115 Yastrzemski (Ex and Vg-Ex), 125 Roberts (Vg), two 135 Ashburn (Vg and Gd), 138 Mays/Musial (Vg-Ex), two 154 Alston (both Ex), two 169 Perry (both Vg+), two 173 Bombers’ Best with Mantle (Ex and Fr), 200 Mantle (Vg+), 205 Aparicio (Vg+), two 210 Koufax (Gd and Pr), 218 Tiger Twirlers with Bunning (Vg-Ex), two 228 Oliva RC (Gd+ and Pr-Fr), 233 Stengel (Pr), two 242 Banks/Aaron (Ex and Vg-Ex), two 245 Hodges (both Ex), 250 Musial (Vg-Ex+), 252 Santo (Vg-Ex+), 275 Mathews (Vg+), 300 Mays (Ex), 320 Spahn (next card showing, otherwise Vg-Ex), 323 Mazeroski (Vg), 328 Williams (Vg-Ex), 345 B. Robinson (Ex), 347 Torre (next card showing, otherwise Ex), 353 Williams (Vg-Ex), 360 Drysdale (next card showing, otherwise Gd), two 365 Bunning (Vg and Gd+), 380 Banks (Gd), two 390 Aaron (Gd and Pr-Fr), 400 F. Robinson (Ex+), 412 Podres/Drysdale/Koufax (pencil mark on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 415 Gibson (pencil on back, otherwise Vg+), 440 Marichal (Ex), two 446 Ford (Ex and pen mark on front, otherwise Gd+), 472 Brock (Ex), two 490 McCovey (Ex and Vg-Ex), two Killebrew (Ex and Vg-Ex), 520 Cepeda (Vg-Ex), three 525 Fox (two Ex and Vg-Ex), three 537 Rose RC (VG-EX 4, two VG 3), three 540 Clemente (two Ex and Vg-Ex+), two 544 Staub RC (Ex and Vg+), 550 Snider (Ex), and three 553 Stargell RC (EX-MT 6, Ex+ and Vg+). 9) 1964 Topps (24 cards): Condition is Vg to Vg-Ex (including a couple higher and one lower). Keys: #13 Wilhelm (Vg), 35 Mathews (Vg), 101 Alston (Vg), 285 Roberts (Vg-Ex), 306 Mays/Cepeda (Vg), 331 AL Bombers Mantle/Maris (Vg+), and two 541 Niekro RC (both Vg). 10) 1965 Topps (2 cards): #217 Alston (Vg+) and 260 Drysdale (Vg+). 11) 1966 Topps (8 cards): Two #28 Niekro (pencil writing on front and back of both, otherwise Vg and Gd+), 100 Koufax (Vg), two 288 Sutton RC (both Vg), 500 Aaron (Gd+), and two 510 Wilhelm (both Vg). While the condition of the cards in this collection span multiple grades (a testament to the fun that our consignor had collecting these cards as a kid), it remains a very presentable collection with numerous highlights from these classic 1950s and 1960s Topps sets. Total: 1,942 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+++.


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