1953 Topps Near-Complete Set (273/274)

Sold For: $2,700

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 963

Item Year: 1953

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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9% Ex, 64% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 27% lesser. Complete set (minus one) of 1953 Topps, one of the most popular and classic of all baseball card sets. Missing only #82 Mickey Mantle for completion. We have submitted six cards to be professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #1 Robinson (VG 3), 10 Burgess SP (Gd+), 27 Campanella (Fr), 37 Mathews (Gd), 41 Slaughter (Vg-Ex+), 43 McDougald SP (Vg-Ex), 54 Feller (ink writing on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 61 Wynn SP (color added, otherwise Gd), 62 Irvin (Vg+), 76 Reese (Gd+), 77 Mize (Vg), 78 Schoendienst (Vg+), 81 Black SP (Vg), 86 Martin SP (Gd), 87 Lopat SP (Gd), 104 Berra (PR 1), 114 Rizzuto (Fr), 119 Sain SP (Vg-Ex), 138 Kell (Vg), 147 Spahn (color added and slight trim), 149 DiMaggio (Gd+), 151 Wilhelm SP (Vg), 162 Kluszewski SP (Vg), 191 Kiner (Fr), 207 Ford (ink mark on back, otherwise Gd+), 220 Paige (PR 1), 228 Newhouser (Gd), 233 (EX 5), 244 Mays (PR 1), 246 Face (Fr), 254 Roe (Vg-Ex), 258 Gilliam (color added and slight trim), 263 Podres SP (Vg), 264 Woodling (Fr), 265 Jensen SP (Vg), 269 (EX-MT+ 6.5), 273 Haddix SP (Vg), and 280 Bolling SP (Pr-Gd). The flush-to-the-bottom-border design of the 1953 Topps set makes this issue particularly susceptible to edge and corner wear, and makes the assembly of high-grade sets all the more difficult. This is an outstanding near-complete set with tremendous eye-appeal across the board. Total: 273 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000.


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