1956 Topps Complete Set (340)

Sold For: $2,700

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1267

Item Year: 1956

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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33% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few Nr/Mt), 28% Vg-Ex, and 39% Gd to Vg (including seven lesser). Extremely attractive mid-grade complete set of 1956 Topps featuring all the Hall of Famers and stars of the era, including Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays. Keys: #1 Harridge (Gd), 2 Giles (Gd+), 5 Williams (Vg-Ex), 10 Spahn (Vg), 15 Banks (Vg-Ex), 20 Kaline (Ex-Mt+), 30 Robinson (Ex+), 31 Aaron (Ex+), 33 Clemente (Gd+), 79 Koufax (Vg-Ex+), 85a Indians (Gd), 85b Indians (Gd), 85c Indians (Pr), 101 Campanella (Fr due to back damage), 102 Davis (possibly signed, otherwise Vg-Ex), 107 Mathews (Nr/Mt), 110 Berra (Vg+), 113 Rizzuto (Ex), 118 Fox (Vg), 120 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), 130 Mays (Gd+), 135 Mantle (Gd), 145 Hodges (Ex), 150 Snider (Vg-Ex+), 164 Killebrew (Vg-Ex), 165 Schoendienst (Ex), 166 Dodgers (Gd), 180 Roberts (Gd+), 181 Martin (miscut back, otherwise Vg), 200 Feller (Vg), 240 Ford (Vg-Ex), 251 Yankees (Vg+), 260 Reese (Vg), 292 Aparicio RC (Gd), 307 Wilhelm (Vg), and 332 Larsen (Vg-Ex). It's easy to see why beautiful mid-grade sets are always in high demand. They are so often great-looking cards (as is the case here), they don't cost a fortune as do high-grade sets, and they represent an outstanding collecting value. And because they are more affordable than technically higher grade sets, collectors are always on the lookout for them and there are always many buyers! This is a very consistent and attractive complete set of this classic issue. Total: 342 cards (complete set of 340 plus two variations). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000.

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