1954 to 1975 Topps and Bowman Hall of Famer Card Collection (61) with Five Mantles

Sold For: $3,600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1192

Item Year: 1955

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is an outstanding collection of sixty-one Hall of Famers from seventeen classic Topps and Bowman sets spanning the years 1954 to 1975. The collection is highlighted by five different Mickey Mantle cards. 1) 1954 Bowman (1 card): #62 Slaughter (pencil on reverse, otherwise Vg-Ex+). 2) 1955 Topps (1 card): #31 Spahn (Vg). 3) 1955 Bowman (1 card): #29 Schoendienst (Pr-Fr). 4) 1956 Topps (6 cards): #20 Kaline (pencil on back, otherwise Ex), 101 Campanella (pencil on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 130 Mays (pencil on back, otherwise Gd+), 164 Killebrew (pencil on front and back, otherwise Vg-Ex+), and two 187 Wynn (Vg-Ex and trimmed, otherwise Fr). 5) 1957 Topps (5 cards): #1 Williams (Vg-Ex), 2 Berra (Ex), 10 Mays (Ex-Mt), 20 Aaron (pinhole, otherwise Vg), and 35 F. Robinson (Ex-Mt). 6) 1958 Topps (4 cards): #1 Williams (Ex+), 47 Maris RC (75/25 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 150 Mantle (75/25 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 476 Musial AS (pencil on back, otherwise Vg-Ex). 7) 1959 Topps (5 cards): #10 Mantle (Ex), 40a Spahn (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt+), 163 Koufax (75/25 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 360 Kaline (Nr/Mt), and 478 Clemente (Nr/Mt). 8) 1960 Topps (6 cards): #1 Wynn (Ex), 7 Mays/Rigney (Ex-Mt), 92 Herzog (Nr/Mt), 250 Musial (Fr), 350 Mantle (70/30 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 564 Mays AS (Nr/Mt). 9) 1961 Topps (6 cards): #211 Gibson (pencil on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 287 Yastrzemski (Ex), 300 Mantle (Ex), two 350 Banks (Ex and 98/2 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), and 360 F. Robinson (Nr/Mt). 10) 1963 Topps (1 card): #120 Maris (Vg+). 11) 1965 Topps (1 card): #350 Mantle (miscut left edge, 15/85 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt). 12) 1966 Topps (1 card): #510 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex). 13) 1968 Topps (2 cards): #100 Gibson (Vg-Ex) and 372 Brock AS (Ex). 14) 1969 Topps (15 cards): two #50 Clemente (Vg-Ex and Fr), 95 Bench (Vg), 200 Gibson (Vg), 260 Jackson RC (2/98 L/R and measures a bit small, otherwise Vg-Ex), 375 Killebrew (Vg-Ex), 400 Drysdale (Gd+), 450 B. Williams (100/0 T/B, otherwise Ex), 462 Schoendienst (95/5 T/B, otherwise Ex), 480 Seaver (99/1 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 485 Perry (Vg-Ex+), 510 Carew (90/10 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 533 Ryan (Vg), 545 Stargell (Vg-Ex+), and 650 T. Williams (Ex). 15) 1970 Topps (4 cards): #330 Brock (pencil on back, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 449 Palmer (100/0 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 500 Aaron (Ex), and 640 Kaline (Ex+). 16) 1974 Topps (1 card): #350 Gibson (Ex+). 17) 1975 Topps Mini (1 card): #223 Yount RC (Vg-Ex). While the condition of cards in this collection spans several grades, it remains a small but desirable grouping of key cards from these very popular sets from the golden age of baseball cards. Total: 61 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).


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