1952 Topps Complete Low-Number Run (#1-310) Including 37 PSA-Graded Cards

Sold For: $5,700

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1197

Item Year: 1952

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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16% Ex (including a couple higher), 70% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 14% Fr to Gd (including a few lesser). Complete low-number run (#1-310) from the classic 1952 Topps series. Missing only the 97 rare high-number series cards (#311-407) for completion. Thirty-seven cards (#1-80) have black backs. Thirty-seven cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA (unless otherwise noted). Keys: #1 Pafko (black back, GOOD 2), 11 Rizzuto (Vg), 22 D. DiMaggio (black back, Vg), 26 Irvin (100/0 L/R, otherwise Ex), 29 Kluszewski (Vg-Ex+), 33 Spahn (black back, Gd), 36 Hodges (Fr), 37 Snider (Ex+), 59 Roberts (black back, VG-EX+ 4.5), 65 Slaughter (black back, Vg-Ex), 88 Feller (Gd), 91 Schoendienst (Vg), 129 Mize (Vg+), 175 Martin RC (Vg), 191 Berra (VG-EX 4), 195 Minoso RC (EX 5), 216 Ashburn (VG-EX 4), 227 Garagiola (Gd), 243 Doby (Vg+), 246 Kell (Vg-Ex), 261 Mays (EX 5), 268 Lemon (Vg), and 277 Wynn (EX 5). Additional graded cards: SGC NM 84 (1 card): #286. EX-MT 6 (1 card): #157. EX+ 5.5 (2 cards): #27 (black back) and 198. EX 5 (8 cards): #8 (black back), 25 (black back), 75, 116, 221 (SGC 60), 234 (SGC 60), 287, and 291. VG-EX+ 4.5 (1 card): #254. VG-EX 4 (11 cards): #2 Runnels (black back), 5, 77, 78, 96, 103, 109, 120 (MC), 169, 192, and 282. VG+ 3.5 (3 cards): #72 (black back, BVG), 127, and 135. VG 3 (1 card): #210. GOOD 2 (2 cards): #99 and 292. The cards of #168 Silvera and #233 Friend appear to be autographed. This is a very attractive complete low-number run of 1952 Topps, one of card collecting’s most popular classics, in a very desirable and relatively affordable grade (compared to the cost of higher-grade 1952 Topps cards) and representing a very substantial start toward a complete set. Total: 310 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+.


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