1948 to 1969 Topps and Bowman Collection (529 Cards) Including 61 Hall of Famers

Sold For: $4,800

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1176

Item Year: 1955

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Collection of 529 (478 different) Bowman and Topps baseball cards, dating from 1948 to 1969, highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, including a 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente rookie card. We have selected four cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1948 Bowman (1 card): #5 Feller (HOF, trimmed, otherwise Ex). 2) 1951 Bowman (3 cards): Condition is Pr to Vg. 3) 1952 Bowman (14 cards): Condition is Fr to Vg, averaging Gd. 4) 1952 Topps (17 cards, including 16 different): Condition is Pr to Gd, averaging Fr. Keys: #191 Berra (HOF, small pen marks on front, otherwise Pr-Fr) and 215 Bauer (Vg-Ex). 5) 1952 Wheaties (2 cards): Kiner (HOF, Gd) and Lemon (HOF, Fr). 6) 1953 Bowman Color (3 cards): Condition is Pr. 7) 1953 Topps (66 cards, including 52 different): Condition is 50% Gd to Vg and 50% Pr to Fr. Keys: #37 Mathews (HOF, Fr), 207 Ford (HOF, Gd+), 220 Paige (HOF, EX/NM 80), and 280 Bolling (Gd). 8) 1954 Bowman (15 cards): Condition is Gd to Vg, with two Vg-Ex. Key: #161 Berra (HOF, Vg+). 9) 1954 Red Heart (1 card): Dark (Fr). 10) 1954 Topps (28 cards, including 22 different): Condition is Fr to Vg, with a couple Vg-Ex and a couple Pr. Key: #10 Robinson (HOF, Vg-Ex). 11) 1955 Bowman (32 cards): Condition is Gd to Vg-Ex, with a couple Ex and one trimmed. Keys: #22 Campanella (HOF, Vg+), 59 Ford (HOF, next card showing, otherwise Vg-Ex), and 213 Kell (HOF, Vg-Ex+). 12) 1955 Topps (93 cards, including 83 different): Condition is 30% Ex, 60% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 10% lesser. Keys: #1 Rhodes (Fr-Gd), 2 Williams (HOF, Vg+), 4 Kaline (HOF, Gd+), two 19 Herman (HOF, Vg-Ex and Vg+), 22 Skowron (Ex), two 24 Newhouser (HOF, Ex and Gd), 28 Banks (HOF, Vg-Ex), 31 Spahn (HOF, Vg-Ex+), 47 Aaron (HOF, Vg-Ex), 92 Zimmer (98/2 T/B, otherwise Ex+), 100 Irvin (HOF, Vg-Ex), and 164 Clemente RC (HOF, SGC Authentic, slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt). 13) 1956 Topps (184 cards, including 161 different): Condition is 22% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 58% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 20% Gd to Vg. Keys: two #1 Harridge (HOF, both Vg-Ex), 2 Giles (HOF, Vg-Ex), 5 Williams (HOF, Vg-Ex), 10 Spahn (HOF, Fr), 11c Cubs (Vg-Ex+), 15 Banks (HOF, Ex+), two 25 Kluszewski (Ex and Vg-Ex+), 30 Robinson (HOF, Gd), 33 Clemente (HOF, Ex), 99 Zimmer (Ex+), 107 Mathews (HOF, Ex-Mt), 109 Slaughter (HOF, Ex), 110 Berra (HOF, Ex-Mt), 111 Red Sox (Ex), 113 Rizzuto (HOF, Vg), 118 Fox (HOF, Vg-Ex+), 120 Ashburn (HOF, Ex), 121 Pirates (Ex), 130 Mays (HOF, VG/EX+ 55), 134 Cardinals (Ex-Mt), 140 Score RC (Ex+), 145 Hodges (Vg-Ex), 150 Snider (HOF, Vg-Ex+), 164 Killebrew (HOF, Ex-Mt), 165 Schoendienst (HOF, Vg-Ex), 166 Dodgers (Vg-Ex), 180 Roberts (HOF, 98/2 T/B, otherwise Vg), 181 Martin (Ex), 187 Wynn (HOF, Vg), 194 Irvin (HOF, Ex+), 200 Feller (HOF, Ex+), 208 Howard (Vg), 226 Giants (Ex), and Contest Card/Oct. 14 (Fr-Gd). 14) 1957 Topps (51 cards, including 50 different): Condition is 22% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 54% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 8% lesser. Keys: #7 Aparicio (HOF, Ex), 10 Mays (HOF, Ex-Mt), 15 Roberts (HOF, Ex-Mt), 18 Drysdale RC (HOF, EX 60), and 62 Martin (Gd+). 15) 1958 Topps (1 card): #484 F. Robinson AS (HOF, Ex+). 16) 1960 Topps (1 Card): 148 Yastrzemski RC (HOF, Ex). 17) 1961 Topps (2 cards): #360 F. Robinson (HOF, Gd) and 415 Aaron (HOF, Ex). 18) 1962 Topps (1 card): #396 F. Robinson AS (HOF, Ex+). 19) 1964 Topps (3 cards): 125 Rose (Vg), 182 Sox Sockers (HOF, Ex+), and 210 Yastrzemski (HOF, Ex-Mt). 20) 1965 Topps (5 cards, including 3 different): Condition is Vg to Vg-Ex. 21) 1968 Topps (1 card): #369 Yastrzemski AS (HOF, Fr-Gd). 22) 1969 Topps (5 cards): two #50 Clemente (HOF, Vg-Ex and Vg), 120 Rose (Vg), and two 130 Yastrzemski (HOF, both Vg, one with a miscut left edge). This is a sizable mixed-grade collection of 1950s and 1960s bubble-gum cards, including many highlights and key cards of the era. Total: 529 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000++.


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