1952 to 1959 Topps Shoebox Collection (700 cards) Including More Than 80 Hall of Famers

Sold For: $3,900

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 943

Item Year: 1952

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Substantial shoebox collection of 700 cards from eight classic Topps baseball-card sets spanning the years 1952 to 1959. This collection is highlighted by more than eighty Hall of Famers, including Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays. Ninety-nine cards are professionally graded by PSA (except for one SGC). This collection consists of the following: 1) 1952 Topps (44 cards): Condition is 48% Ex to Ex-Mt, 23% Vg-Ex, 18% Gd to Vg, and 11% trimmed. Keys: #1 Pafko (Pr), 33 Spahn (Vg+), 36 Hodges (Ex), 37 Snider (Gd+), 59 Roberts (Ex), and 88 Feller (slight trim to right and bottom edges, otherwise Ex). 2) 1953 Topps (24 cards): Condition is three Ex-Mt, six Ex, eight Vg to Vg-Ex, and seven trimmed or altered. Keys: #1 Robinson (altered, otherwise Vg), two 27 Campanella (PSA EX-MT 6 and Vg-Ex+), 37 Mathews (altered, otherwise Vg+), 41 Slaughter (Ex), 76 Reese (slight trim to bottom edge, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 162 Kluszewski (EX+ 5.5), and 263 Podres (slight trim to top and bottom edges, otherwise Ex-Mt+). 3) 1954 Topps (2 cards): #30 Mathews (GOOD 2) and 37 Ford (SGC Authentic). 4) 1955 Topps (7 cards): Three #2 Williams (VG-EX 4 and two PSA Authentic), two 28 Banks (PSA Authentic and altered), 47 Aaron (PSA Authentic), and 195 Roebuck (Ex). 5) 1956 Topps (86 cards): Condition is 13% Nr/Mt, 32% Ex-Mt, 24% Ex, 13% Vg-Ex, and 18% lesser (including four trimmed, four altered, and one miscut). Keys: #5 Williams (altered), 14 Boyer (EX-MT+ 6.5), 79 Koufax (PSA Authentic), 99 Zimmer (Nr/Mt), 100a Orioles (dated 1955, miscut, otherwise Ex+), 100b Orioles (name centered, Vg+), 100c Orioles (name at left, Vg-Ex), 109 Slaughter (Ex-Mt), 181 Martin (slight trim, erasure mark), 186 (NM 7), 292 Aparicio RC (95/5 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 307 Wilhelm (Ex+), Checklist 1/3 (marked with pencil, otherwise Ex), and Checklist 2/4 (marked with pencil, otherwise Vg-Ex). 6) 1957 Topps (47 cards): Condition is 15% Nr/Mt, 39% Ex to Ex-Mt, 16% Gd to Vg-Ex, and 30% lesser (including seven trimmed and one altered). Keys: #2 Berra (Vg-Ex), 15 Roberts (Ex-Mt), 24 Mazeroski RC (erased left border, otherwise Nr/Mt), 38 Fox (Gd), 328 B. Robinson RC (trimmed, otherwise Ex-Mt), two Checklist ½ (trimmed, otherwise Vg-Ex and marked, otherwise Vg-Ex+), three Checklist 2/3 (100/0 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt, marked, otherwise Vg, and Pr), three Checklist ¾ (trimmed, otherwise Ex-Mt, and two marked, otherwise Gd), three Checklist 4/5 (trimmed, otherwise Vg, marked, otherwise Vg, and marked, otherwise Fr), and Contest-May 4th (Gd+). Additional PSA-graded cards: NM-MT 8 (3 cards): #233 (PD), 300 (PD), and 309. NM 7 (2 cards): #307 and 350. EX-MT 6 (1 card): #350. 7) 1958 Topps (171 cards): Condition is 27% Nr/Mt, 35% Ex-Mt, 30% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 8% lesser (including three trimmed and two altered). Keys: #8a Kasko (yellow name, Vg), 20a McDougald (yellow name, Vg), 24a Landrith (yellow name, Vg-Ex+), 30a Aaron (yellow name, PSA Authentic/Altered), 30 Aaron (PSA Authentic), 35a Mossi (yellow team, EX-MT 6), 40 Kell (trimmed, otherwise Nr/Mt), 61a Johnson (yellow name, Ex), 70a Kaline (yellow name, Gd), 70 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 79 D. Williams (trimmed, otherwise Vg-Ex), 90 Roberts (EX 5), 314 Snider/Alston (Ex-Mt+), 351 Fence Busters (Nr/Mt), two 370 Berra (Ex and Fr-Gd), 418 Mantle/Aaron (20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 428b Redlegs (numerical checklist, Vg-Ex), 464 Flood RC (Nr/Mt), five 476 Musial AS (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, and three Ex), 479 Fox AS (EX-MT 6), 486 Mays AS (Nr/Mt), and three Spahn AS (Nr/Mt, Ex, and 5/95 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt). Additional PSA-graded cards: NM-MT 8 (3 cards): #84, 144, and 399. NM+ 7.5 (2 cards): #75 and 328. NM 7 (27 cards): #8, 15, two 41, 137, 144, 151, 209, 221, 229, 286, 291, 305, 325, 328, 346, 380, 382, 387, 415, 428, 433, 451, 453, two 457, and 469. EX-MT+ 6.5 (2 cards): #60 and 219. EX-MT 6 (16 cards): #6, 18, 20b, 21, 46b, 144, 189, 191, 239, three 275 Howard, 291, 293, 416, and 428a Redlegs. EX+ 5.5 (1 card): #112. EX 5 (5 cards): #8b, 33b, two 127, and 453. 8) 1959 Topps (319 cards): Condition is 47% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (including some Nr/Mt-Mt) and 53% Vg-Ex to Ex (including ten lesser, two altered, and a couple trimmed). Keys: #20 Snider (altered, otherwise Ex), 40c Spahn (Vg-Ex), 69 Giants (Ex-Mt), 76 Richardson (Vg-Ex), 90 Skowron (Ex+), 147 Cubs’ Clubbers – Banks (Ex+), 155 Slaughter (Ex-Mt), two 180 Berra (Ex and trimmed, otherwise Ex), two 200 Giles (Vg-Ex and Fr), 202 Maris (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), two 205 Larsen (both Ex-Mt), two 212 Aaron/Mathews (Ex and Vg-Ex), 222 Shantz (Ex), 237 Run Preventers (Ex-Mt), 260 Wynn (99/1 L/R, otherwise Ex), 262 Hitters’ Foes (Vg-Ex), 270 Hodges (Ex), 317 Ashburn/Mays (Ex), 349 Wilhelm (Ex-Mt+), 350 Banks (Pr), 352 Roberts (Ex), two 360 Kaline (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt and Fr), 383 Larsen/Stengel (Ex-Mt), 390 Cepeda (Nr/Mt), 408 Fox/Aparicio (Ex-Mt), 420 Colavito (Ex-Mt), 430 Ford (Ex), 439 B. Robinson (Ex+), two 450 Mathews (Vg-Ex and PSA NM-MT 8 [OC], altered, erased right border), 464 Mays’ Catch (Ex-Mt), 467 Aaron Clubs (Ex+), 468 Snider’s Play (trimmed, otherwise Vg-Ex), 469 Hustler Banks (Ex+), 480 Schoendienst (Ex), 505 Kubek (Ex), 509 Cash RC (Ex), 514 Gibson RC (Ex), 518 Cuellar RC (Ex-Mt), and 563 Mays AS (Vg-Ex). Additional PSA-graded cards: NM-MT+ 8.5 (1 card): #67. NM-MT 8 (9 cards): #62, 74, 86, 110, 169 (MC), 187, 241, 351, and 504. NM 7 (6 cards): #29, 162 (MC), 191, 355, 393 (ST), and 526 (ST). EX-MT+ 6.5 (1 card): #392 Herzog. EX-MT 6 (2 cards): #108 and 197. This is an outstanding collection from the golden age of baseball cards with numerous highlights. Total: 700 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000++.


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