1952 Topps Complete Low-Number Run Minus One (#1-310) Including 172 PSA-Graded Cards

Sold For: $5,700

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1199

Item Year: 1952

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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16% Ex-Mt (includes a few slightly better), 71% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, and 13% range from Gd to Vg (including four lesser, three with a slight trim, and one altered). Near-complete low-number run (#1-310) from the classic 1952 Topps series, missing only #261 Willie Mays for completion. Includes fifty-one black backs. 172 cards have been professionally graded and encapsulated, mostly by PSA (167 of 172). Keys: #1 Pafko (VG-EX 4), 2 Runnels RC (85/15 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 11 Rizzuto (VG-EX 4, black back), 20 Loes RC (Vg+), 22 DiMaggio (Vg+, black back), 26 Irvin (VG-EX 4), 29 Kluszewski (Ex, black back), 33 Spahn (VG 3, black back), 36 Hodges (EX 5, black back), 37 Snider (VG-EX 4, black back), 48a Page/correct (EX 5), 49a Sain/correct (EX 5, black back), 57 Lopat (Ex, black back), 59 Roberts (VG-EX 4), 65 Slaughter (VG-EX 4, black back), 66 Roe (VG-EX 4), 67 Reynolds (), 88 Feller (EX 5), 91 Schoendienst (EX 5 [MC]), 122 Jensen (EX 5), 129 Mize (Vg-Ex), 175 Martin RC (SGC VG/EX 50), 191 Berra (SGC VG 40), 195 Minoso RC (15/85 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 215 Bauer (Ex), 216 Ashburn (75/25 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 227 Garagiola (Ex), 243 Doby (Ex), 246 Kell (EX 5), 250 Erskine (GAI EX-MT 6), 268 Lemon (EX 5), and 277 Wynn (70/30 L/R and B/T, otherwise Nr/Mt). Additional PSA graded cards: NM-MT 8 (OC) (1 card): #115. NM 7 (2 cards): #93 (MC) and 262. EX-MT 6 (21 cards): #84 (MK), 101, 117 (MK), 123 (MK), 141, 143, 144 (MC), 150 (OC), 161, 194, 205, 233, 263, 270 (GAI EX-MT 6), 281, 284, 286. 289. 296. 297. and 298. EX 5 (46 cards): #19, 30, 38, 44, 67, 73, 83, 89 (EX+ 5.5), 95 (MK), 102, 116, 118, 120, 126, 130, 142, 161, 165, 177 (MK), 187, 190, 203, 223, 229, 231, 232, 236, 244, 247, 248, 253, 258, 267, 269, 285, 288 (EX+ 5.5), 291, 292, 295, 301, 303, 304, 306, 308, 309, and 310. VG-EX+ 4.5 (15 cards): #31, 74, 97, 112, 140, 145, 149, 155, 168, 180, 188, 193, 225, 226, and 252. VG-EX 4 (48 cards): #5, 6, 8, 18, 25, 27, 35, 50, 52, 53, 54, 64, 68, 72, 80, 85, 86, 87, 96, 105, 114, 121 (MK), 136, 137, 147, 152, 153, 156, 159, 167, 183, 189, 196 (MC), 197, 212, 213, 214, 228, 230, 238, 245, 264, 272, 276, 282, 290, 299, and 307. VG 3 (16 cards): #34, 45, 47, 61 (MK), 62, 76, 77, 90, 124, 151, 154, 164 (VG+ 3.5), 198, 221, 235 (VG+ 3.5), and 237. GOOD 2 (2 cards): #13 and 173. FR 1.5 (1 card): #3. PR 1 (1 card): #148. This is a very attractive medium-to high-grade complete low-number run (minus one) of 1952 Topps, one of card collecting’s most popular classics, and representing a very substantial start toward a complete set. Total: 309 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+.


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