1956 Topps Near-Complete Set (337/340) Plus One Checklist

Sold For: $2,400

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1265

Item Year: 1956

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Extremely sharp looking near-complete set of 1956 Topps (337 of the 340 cards in the set plus one checklist). 22% grade Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 60% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 18% lesser (including three trimmed). Missing three cards for completion (#5 Ted Williams, 30 Jackie Robinson, and 130 Willie Mays). Keys: #1 Harridge (Vg-Ex), 10 Spahn (Vg), 15 Banks (Vg-Ex), 20 Kaline (85/15 T/B, otherwise Ex+), 31 Aaron (Ex+), 33 Clemente (slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt), 79 Koufax (Gd), 101 Campanella (Ex), 107 Mathews (Vg+), 110 Berra (Vg+), 113 Rizzuto (trimmed), 120 Ashburn (Ex), 135 Mantle (Fr), 145 Hodges (Ex), 150 Snider (90/10 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 164 Killebrew (Gd+), 166 Dodgers (Vg), 181 Martin (Vg-Ex+), 200 Feller (Ex), 240 Ford (possible color added, otherwise Fr), 251 Yankees (Gd), 260 Reese (Vg), 292 Aparicio RC (Fr), and Checklist 2/4 (Gd). This is a very crisp, clean, extremely attractive near-complete set, and with a few upgrades and the three missing key cards this would make for an exceptional high-quality set. Total: 338 cards (near-complete set of 337 cards plus one checklist). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.


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