1956 Topps Complete Set (340)

Sold For: $5,700

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1024

Item Year: 1956

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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14% Nr/Mt (including a few Nr/Mt-Mt), 29% Ex-Mt, 45% Ex, and 12% Vg-Ex. Presented is an outstanding mid- to high-grade complete set of 1956 Topps featuring all the Hall of Famers and stars of the era, including Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays. Eighteen cards are professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #1 Harridge (Vg-Ex), 2 Giles (Vg-Ex), 5 Williams (EX+ 5.5), 10 Spahn (NM 7), 15 Banks (Ex), 20 Kaline (NM 7), 30 Robinson (EX-MT 6), 31 Aaron (EX-MT 6), 33 Clemente (miscut, otherwise Ex-Mt), 79 Koufax (EX 5), 101 Campanella (Ex), 107 Mathews (Ex+), 110 Berra (EX-MT 6), 113 Rizzuto (2/98 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 118 Fox (Ex-Mt), 120 Ashburn (Vg+), 130 Mays (EX 5), 135 Mantle (EX-MT 6), 145 Hodges (EX-MT 6), 150 Snider (NM-MT 8), 164 Killebrew (95/5 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 166 Dodgers (EX-MT 6), 180 Roberts (Ex), 181 Martin (Ex-Mt), 195 Kell (NM-MT 8), 200 Feller (85/15 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 208 Howard (NM 7), 240 Ford (Vg-Ex), 250 Doby (NM 7). 251 Yankees (85/15 T/B, otherwise Ex), 260 Reese (Ex), 292 Aparicio RC (EX-MT 6). Other Graded Cards: Two NM-MT 8: #248 and 270. 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. The total SMR value for just the eighteen graded cards (factoring in the one half-grade at the lower whole-grade level and not including the 322 ungraded cards!) is $3,020. Total: 340 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+.


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