1954 to 1957 Topps Shoebox Collection (407) Including 30+ Hall of Famers

Sold For: $4,500

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 973

Item Year: 1954

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Outstanding shoebox collection of 407 cards from four different classic Topps sets spanning the years 1954 to 1957, highlighted by more than thirty Hall of Famers, including Ted Williams, Ernie Banks, and Roy Campanella. Sixteen cards are professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA (submitted by REA). 1) 1954 Topps (33 cards): Condition is 39% Nr/Mt, 45% Ex-Mt, and 16% Vg-Ex to Ex. Keys: #17 Rizzuto (EX-MT 6) and 166 Podres (NM 7). 2) 1955 Topps (68 cards): Condition is 31% Nr/Mt (including a few Nr/Mt-Mt), 42% Ex-Mt, 16% Ex, and 11% Vg-Ex (including a few lesser). Keys: Three #1 Rhodes (EX-MT 6, Ex+, slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), 24 Newhouser (Vg-Ex), 67 Moon (Ex-Mt), and 125 Boyer RC (slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt). 3) 1956 Topps (104 cards): Condition is 47% Nr/Mt, 33% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 20% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lesser). Keys: #2 Giles (75/25 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 5 Williams (EX-MT 6), 11 Cubs (Ex+), 15 Banks (Ex), 20 Kaline (NM 7), 20/80 L/R and B/T, otherwise Ex-Mt), 25 Kluszewski (Ex), 40 Turley (Ex-Mt), two 61 Skowron (both Ex-Mt), four 72 Phillies (two Ex-Mt, Ex+, Vg-Ex), 85 Indians (Ex+), 100 Orioles (miscut top edge, otherwise Ex+), 101 Campanella (EX-MT 6), 109 Slaughter (Ex), two 115 Jensen (Ex-Mt, slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), 118 Fox (Ex), 120 Ashburn (Nr/Mt), 121 Pirates (Ex+), 125 Minoso (Ex-Mt), 140 Score RC (Vg-Ex+), two 164 Killebrew (NM-MT 8, Ex), 173 Podres (Nr/Mt), two 180 Roberts (NM-MT 8, Ex), 181 Martin (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 187 Wynn (pen mark on back, otherwise Nr/Mt), 194 Irvin (75/25 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 208 Howard (75/25 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), two 225 McDougald (Nr/Mt, 75/25 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 226 Giants (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 235 Newcombe (Ex), 236 Athletics (Ex+), two 250 Doby (NM 7, Ex-Mt), 255 Lemon (Nr/Mt), 260 Reese (Ex), 340 McDermott (Ex-Mt), and #1/3 Checklist (tilted miscut, otherwise Ex-Mt). 4) 1957 Topps (202 cards): Condition is 19% Nr/Mt-Mt, 36% Nr/Mt, 12% Ex-Mt, and 33% lesser (including 25% trimmed). Keys: #1 Williams (EX+ 5.5), 7 Aparicio (Ex-Mt), 15 Roberts (slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), 24 Mazeroski RC (75/25 T/B, otherwise Ex+), 29 Herzog RC (Nr/Mt+), 30 Reese (NM 7), two 38 Fox (Ex-Mt+, Nr/Mt), three 40 Wynn (Nr/Mt+, Ex-Mt, Ex), 53 Labine (Nr/Mt+), 90 Spahn (EX-MT+ 6.5), 97 Yankees (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt), 100 Harridge/Giles (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), four 114 Braves (NM-MT 8, Nr/Mt, two possible slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), 120 Lemon (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt+), two 121 C. Boyer (Nr/Mt-Mt, Ex-Mt+), 122 K. Boyer (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt), two 130 Newcombe (NM-MT 8, Nr/Mt), two 135 Skowron (Nr/Mt, possible slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), 138 Minoso (Nr/Mt), two 161 Pirates (both possible slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt and Ex), 171 Red Sox (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt), 173 Craig (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt), 198 Tigers (NM-MT 8), 203 Wilhelm (Nr/Mt-Mt), two 204 A’s (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt+), two 210 Campanella (NM 7, Ex), 215 Slaughter (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 220 Jensen (Nr/Mt-Mt), 240 Bauer (Nr/Mt-Mt), 250 Mathews (Ex-Mt), 251 Orioles (Nr/Mt), 252 Erskine (Nr/Mt), 270 Senators (Ex-Mt+), 272 Shantz (Ex+), 286 Richardson RC (Vg-Ex+), and 400 Dodgers’ Sluggers (possible slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt). This is an outstanding collection of cards from these classic 1950s Topps issues, loaded with stars and Hall of Famers. The SMR value in the assigned grades for just the sixteen graded cards is $1,945. Total: 407 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+.


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