1957 Topps Complete Set (407)

Sold For: $2,280

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1047

Item Year: 1957

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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31% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few higher), 59% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 10% lower. This is a very attractive mixed-grade complete set of the classic 1957 Topps issue. Highlighted by the rookie cards of Don Drysdale, Frank Robinson, and Brooks Robinson, the 1957 Topps features many additional key star cards, including Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle. Keys: #1 T. Williams (Vg+), 2 Berra (2/98 T/B, otherwise Vg), 7 Aparicio (Vg-Ex+), 10 Mays (Vg+), 15 Roberts (Vg+), 18 Drysdale RC (Gd), 20 Aaron (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex), 24 Mazeroski (Gd+), 25 Ford (Ex+), 30 Reese (Fr), 35 F. Robinson RC (VG 3), 38 Fox (Ex), 40 Wynn (Vg-Ex+), 55 Banks (Vg-Ex+), 62 Martin (Ex-Mt), 70 Ashburn (Fr), 76 Clemente (Vg), 80 Hodges (Ex), 90 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 95 Mantle (GOOD 2), 97 Yankees Team (Gd), 125 Kaline (Vg+), 165 Kluszewski (Ex), 170 Snider (Ex), 210 Campanella (Pr-Fr), 212 Colavito RC (Vg+), 250 Mathews (Fr), 286 Richardson RC (Ex), 302 Koufax (VG 3), 312 Kubek RC (Ex), 324 Dodgers Team (Vg+), 328 B. Robinson RC (GOOD 2), 338 Bunning RC (Vg-Ex), 400 Dodgers' Sluggers (EX 5), and 407 Mantle/Berra (VG-EX 4). 1957 Topps have always been very popular due to their classic photographic style and inclusion of so many stars. Affordable, attractive midgrade sets of classic issues from the 1950s such as this always generate tremendous collector interest. This is the type of vintage set that to many collectors represents the very best value. Total: 407 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.


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