1948 to 1970 Bowman, Fleer, and Topps Shoebox Collection (3,443 cards) Including 180+ Hall of Famers

Sold For: $2,040

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1163

Item Year: 1965

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is an extremely substantial collection of 3,443 cards from thirty-one classic Bowman, Fleer, and Topps issues spanning the years 1948 to 1970. This impressive collection is highlighted by more than 180 Hall of Famers, including Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, and Roberto Clemente. While the condition of the cards in this collection spans several grades, it is an impressive grouping of real, authentic cards from the golden age of baseball cards. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1948 Bowman (3 cards): Vg and two Fr. 2) 1949 Bowman (12 cards): Condition is two Gd and ten Pr to Fr. Keys: #85 Mize (Fr, no name on front) and 100 Hodges RC (Pr). 3) 1950 Bowman (16 cards): Condition is two Vg-Ex, four Vg, and ten lower. Keys: #229 Frisch (Vg-Ex). 4) 1951 Bowman (65 cards): Condition is 26% Vg-Ex (including a few Ex) and 74% lower (averaging Gd). Keys: #10 Schoendienst (Gd+), 58 Slaughter (Gd), and 151 Doby (Pr). 5) 1951 Topps Red Back (1 card): Vg. 6) 1952 Berk Ross (30 cards): Condition is three Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt, three Gd to Vg, and twenty-four Fr (all due to pen writing on backs). Keys: Ashburn (pen, otherwise Vg-Ex+), Doby (pen, otherwise Ex), Doerr (pen, otherwise Ex), and Hodges (pen, otherwise Ex), Irvin (pen, otherwise Vg+), Mize (Gd), Reese (pen, otherwise Ex+), Roberts (pen, otherwise Vg-Ex), and Schoendienst (pen, otherwise Ex). 7) 1952 Bowman (53 cards): Condition is 72% Vg-Ex to Ex and 28% Gd to Vg. Keys: #146 Durocher (Vg) and 158 B. Harris (Vg-Ex). 8) 1952 Topps (37 cards): Including twelve black backs. Condition is 28% Ex, 53% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 19% lower. Keys: #26 Irvin (black back, Gd). 9) 1953 Topps (14 cards): Condition is five Ex, six Vg to Vg-Ex, and three Fr to Gd. 10) 1954 Topps (24 cards): Condition is eleven Ex, ten Vg to Vg-Ex, and three lower. Keys: #132 Lasorda RC (Fr). 11) 1955 Bowman (84 cards): Condition is 21% Ex, 48% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 31% lower. Keys: #89  Boudreau (Ex). 12) 1955 Topps (102 cards): Condition is 39% Ex, 51% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 10% lower. 13) 1956 Topps (55 cards): Condition is 9% Ex, 47% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 44% lower. Keys: #107 Mathews (Gd), 120 Ashburn (Fr), 150 Snider (Gd), two Dodgers (both Fr), and 187 Wynn (Vg). 14) 1957 Topps (109 cards): Condition is 22% Ex to Ex-Mt, 50% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 28% lower. Keys: #2 Berra (Gd), 7 Aparicio (Pr-Fr), 40 Wynn (Pr-Fr), 95 Mantle (Pr), 100 Harridge/Giles (Gd+), and 407 Yankees’ Power Hitters – Mantle/Berra (pen writing on back, otherwise Fr). 15) 1958 Topps (51 cards): Condition is 43% Ex (including a couple better), 43% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 14% lower. Keys: #476 Musial AS (Pr-Fr) and 494 Spahn AS (Vg). 16) 1959 Topps (84 cards): Condition is 36% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a couple better), 45% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 19% lower (including a few marked team checklists). Keys: #270 Hodges (Gd), 292 D. Williams (Ex), 338 Anderson RC (Vg), 455 Doby (15/85 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 457 Dodgers (Nr/Mt), three 480 Schoendienst (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt, Ex+, Gd), and 553 Cepeda AS (Fr). 17) 1960 Fleer (3 cards): #37 O’Doul (Vg-Ex+), 42 Cobb (wax on reverse, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 62 Wagner (Ex). 18) 1960 Leaf (2 cards): two #44 Taylor (Ex and Vg-Ex). 19) 1960 Topps (311 cards): Condition is 6% Nr/Mt, 46% Ex to Ex-Mt, 43% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 5% lesser. Keys: #1 Wynn (Ex), 55 Mazeroski (Gd), 136 Kaat RC (pen marks on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 188 D. Williams (Ex), 212 Alston (Gd), 227 Stengel (Vg-Ex), 264 Roberts (Gd), and 295 Hodges (Vg-Ex+).  20) 1961 Topps (98 cards): Condition is 7% Nr/Mt, 48% Ex to Ex-Mt, 29% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 16% lesser. Keys: #8 D. Williams (Nr/Mt), 80 Killebrew (Gd), 88 Ashburn (Nr/Mt+), 136 Alston (Nr/Mt), and 477 Fox MVP (miscut left edge, otherwise Ex).  21) 1962 Topps (63 cards): Condition is 21% Ex to Ex-Mt, 65% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 14% lesser. Keys: #40 Cepeda (Vg), 54 NL HR Ldrs (Ex-Mt), 60 NL Strikeout Ldrs (Ex), 142 Babe Ruth Special (Ex-Mt), 170 Santo (Vg-Ex), 190a Moon (Ex+), 213 Ashburn (Vg-Ex+), and 505 Marichal (Vg). 22) 1963 Topps (63 cards): Condition is 37% Ex to Ex-Mt, 55% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 8% lesser. Keys: #54b DeBusschere RC (Ex), 135 Ashburn (Ex), and 154 Alston (Vg). 23) 1964 Topps (66 cards): Condition is: 11% Ex to Ex-Mt, 75% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 14% lesser. Keys: #29 Brock (Vg-Ex) and 244 LaRussa RC (Ex). Total: 606 cards. 24) 1965 Topps (959): Condition is 49% Vg-Ex to Ex, 33% Vg, and 18% lesser. Keys: #120 F. Robinson (Vg-Ex), two 130 Kaline (Ex and Vg+), 150 B. Robinson (Vg), two 176 McCovey (Ex and Vg-Ex), five 187 Stengel (two Vg-Ex, Gd, Fr, and Pr-Fr), two 205 Spahn (Vg and Gd), five 282 Murakami RC (Ex+, Vg-Ex+, Vg+, and two Gd), 300 Koufax (Fr), three 377 Stargell (Vg-Ex and two Vg+), two 400 Killebrew (Gd+ and Pr-Fr), and 581 Perez RC (Pr-Fr). 25) 1966 Topps (383): Condition is 50% Ex (including some better), 42% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 8% lesser. Keys: Three #28 Niekro (Ex, Vg+, and Pr), four 90 Aparicio (two Ex, Vg-Ex, and Gd), 120 Killebrew (Gd+), 125 Brock (Vg), two 195 Morgan (Vg-Ex+ and Pr), 215 NL Batting Ldrs (Fr), 255 Stargell (Vg-Ex), and 410 Kaline (Vg). 26) 1967 Topps (120): Condition is 27% Ex to Ex-Mt, 60% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 13% lesser. Keys: #45 Maris (Gd), 70 Santo (Vg-Ex+), 100 F. Robinson (Fr), 238 NL Strikeout Ldrs (Gd), and 294 Alston (Vg-Ex). 27) 1968 Topps (208): Condition is 15% Nr/Mt, 43% Ex to Ex-Mt, 35% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 7% lesser. Keys: Four #3 NL RBI Ldrs (two Nr/Mt, Gd, and Pr), six AL RBI Ldrs (two Nr/Mt, two Ex-Mt, Vg-Ex, and Vg+), 86 Stargell (Vg-Ex+), five 103 Sutton (Nr/Mt, two Ex, Vg-Ex, and Gd), 150 Clemente (Vg), and 370 Aaron AS (Gd+). 28) 1968 Topps Game Inserts (26): Condition is 23% Ex to Ex-Mt, 54% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 23% lesser. Keys: #3 Yastrzemski (Vg-Ex), 5 Killebrew (Vg+), 7 F. Robinson (Fr), two 9 B. Robinson (Vg+ and Gd), and 29 Carew (Vg). 29) 1969 Topps (89): Condition is 31% Ex (including some Ex-Mt), 53% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 16% lesser. Keys: #95 Bench (slight trim, otherwise Pr), two 255 Carlton (Vg and Pr), 260 Jackson RC (Pr), 412 Checklist (Mantle, Gd), and 430 Bench AS (Gd+). 30) 1969 Topps Deckle Edge (2): #7 Tiant (Gd+) and 13 Stottlemyre (Vg). 31) 1970 Topps (309): Condition is 58% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few higher) and 42% Vg to Vg-Ex (including twelve lower). Keys: #21 Blue/Tenace RC (10/90 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex+), two 286 Buckner RC (Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex+), 291 Durocher (Ex), and 394 Hodges (Vg-Ex+). 32) 1970 Topps poster #1 Horlen (taped, otherwise Vg-Ex). This is a very substantial grouping of cards, literally a collection unto itself, from dozens of popular sets spanning the 1940s to the 1970s. Total: 3,443 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.


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