1953 Topps Complete Set Minus Two (272/274)

Sold For: $10,800

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1225

Item Year: 1953

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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1953 Topps near-complete set of 272 cards, missing just #251 Hudson and 263 Podres for completion. Condition is 29% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (including six Nr/Mt-Mt), 51% Ex, and 20% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a couple lesser and three with color added). This is an extremely high quality near-complete set of 1953 Topps, one of the most popular and classic of all baseball card sets. Twenty-six cards are graded by PSA. Keys: #1 Robinson (slight trim and color added, otherwise Ex+), 27 Campanella (EX-MT 6), 37 Mathews (Ex), 41 Slaughter (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex), 43 McDougald SP (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 54 Feller (Ex+), 61 Wynn SP (NM-MT 8), 62 Irvin (Ex), 66 Minoso SP (EX-MT 6), 76 Reese (EX 5), 77 Mize (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 78 Schoendienst SP (NM 7), 81 Black SP (Vg-Ex), 82 Mantle (VG-EX+ 4.5), 87 Lopat (Vg-Ex), 104 Berra (Ex-Mt), 109 Dark SP (Ex-Mt), 114 Rizzuto (EX-MT+ 6.5), 119 Sain SP (Ex-Mt), 138 Kell (NM-MT 8), 147 Spahn (Ex), 149 D. DiMaggio (Vg+), 151 Wilhelm SP (85/15 L/R, otherwise Ex+), 162 Kluszewski SP (Ex), 191 Kiner (EX-MT 6), 207 Ford (Vg-Ex+), 220 Paige (EX 5), 228 Newhouser SP (EX-MT 6), 244 Mays (VG-EX+ 4.5), 246 Face RC (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex+), 254 Roe (Vg+), 258 Gilliam RC (EX-MT 6), 264 Woodling (EX-MT 6), 265 Jensen SP (Ex), 273 Haddix RC (Vg-Ex), and 280 Bolling (Vg). This is an extremely attractive high-grade set of 1953 Topps, far above average for this issue. The SMR value for just twenty-four of the graded cards is $2,728 (excluding the two cards graded less than EX 5 and factoring the half-grades at the lower whole-grade level). Total: 272 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+.


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