1949 to 1958 Bowman and Topps Hall of Famer and Stars Collection (52) Including Koufax and Kaline Rookies

Sold For: $9,000

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1129

Item Year: 1949

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is a strong mid-grade collection consisting of fifty-two different cards featuring exclusively Hall of Famers and stars! Twelve different Bowman and Topps sets spanning the years 1949 to 1958 are represented. Highlighted by Sandy Koufax and Al Kaline rookie cards and four Jackie Robinson cards. Eight cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA (submitted by REA). This collection consists of the following: 1) 1949 Bowman (2 cards): #24 Musial (Fr-Gd) and 50 Robinson (Pr-Fr). 2) 1951 Bowman (1 card): #134 Spahn (Fr). 3) 1952 Topps (2 cards): #91 Schoendienst (Ex+) and 175 Martin (99/1 T/B, otherwise Vg). 4) 1953 Bowman Color (7 cards): #18 Fox (Ex), 32 Musial (Vg+), 33 Reese (EX 5), 46 Campanella (Ex), 51 Irvin (Ex), 93 Rizzuto/Martin (Vg-Ex), and 97 Mathews (Vg-Ex). 5) 1953 Topps (4 cards): #1 Robinson (Vg), 37 mathews (Vg), 86 Martin (Ex) and 220 Paige (Vg-Ex). 6) 1954 Bowman (7 cards): #1 Rizzuto (Ex), 6 Fox (Nr/Mt), 15 Ashburn (Ex+), 89 Mays (EX-MT 6), 90 Campanella (Vg-Ex), 95 Roberts (Vg+), and 145 Martin (Ex-Mt). 7) 1954 Topps (4 cards): #10 Robinson (EX 5), 30 Mathews (Ex+), 37 Ford (Ex), and 201 Kaline RC (EX 5). 8) 1955 Bowman (10 cards): #1 Wilhelm (slightly small, otherwise Ex-Mt), 10 Rizzuto (Ex-Mt), 22 Campanella (Ex), 23 Kaline (Ex-Mt+), 59 Ford (slightly small, otherwise Ex), 68 Howard RC (Ex+), 158 Hodges (Ex-Mt), 168 Berra (Ex), 179 Aaron (Ex-Mt), and 242 Banks (Ex). 9) 1955 Topps (2 cards): #47 Aaron (VG-EX+ 4.5) and 123 Koufax RC (VG-EX 4). 10) 1956 Topps (5 cards): #30 Robinson (EX-MT 6, white back), 33 Clemente (EX 5, white back), 145 Hodges (Ex), 181 Martin (Ex+), and 240 Ford (Ex). 11) 1957 Topps (4 cards): #24 Mazeroski RC (Ex), 25 Ford (Vg-Ex), 38 Fox (Ex-Mt), and 62 Martin (Ex). 12) 1958 Topps (4 cards): #5 Mays (Ex), 52 Clemente (Ex-Mt), 70 Kaline (Ex+), and 85 Aparicio (Nr/Mt). An outstanding collection of cards containing exclusively Hall of Famers and stars from these classic baseball-card sets. Total: 52 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.


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