1957 Topps Near-Complete Set (398/407)

Sold For: $4,500

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1285

Item Year: 1957

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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37% Nr/Mt or better, 42% Ex-Mt, and 21% Vg-Ex to Ex (including eight with evidence of alteration). Presented is a very attractive near-complete set of 1957 Topps cards consisting of 398 different cards (out of 407 in a complete set). Missing the following cards for completion: #19, 53, 55 Banks, 78, 170 Snider, 188, 238, 324 Dodgers, and 344. Nineteen cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #1 T. Williams (EX-MT 6), 2 Berra (EX-MT 6), 7 Aparicio (Ex-Mt+), 10 Mays (EX-MT 6), 15 Roberts (Ex-Mt), 18 Drysdale RC (EX-MT 6), 20 Aaron (EX-MT 6), 24 Mazeroski RC (Ex), 25 Ford (20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex), 30 Reese (Ex), 35 F. Robinson (NM 7), 38 Fox (Ex-Mt), 40 Wynn (NM-MT 8), 62 Martin (65/35 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 70 Ashburn (Ex+), 76 Clemente (EX 5), 80 Hodges (95/5 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 85 Doby (Nr/Mt-Mt), 90 Spahn (Nr/Mt), 95 Mantle (EX-MT 6), 97 Yankees Team (Ex-Mt), 120 Lemon (NM-MT 8), 125 Kaline (Ex), 165 Kluszewski (Ex-Mt), 210 Campanella (Ex-Mt+), 212 Colavito RC (Ex+), 250 Mathews (Nr/Mt+), 286 Richardson RC (Ex-Mt), 302 Koufax (EX-MT 6), 328 B. Robinson RC (EX-MT 6), 338 Bunning RC (Ex-Mt), 400 Dodgers' Sluggers (Ex), and 407 Mantle/Berra (75/25 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt+). Additional PSA graded cards: NM-MT 8 (5 cards): #214 Phillies, 262 Thomson, 325, 327, and 351. NM+ 7.5 (1 card): #339. EX-MT 6 (1 card): #277. 1957 Topps has always been very popular due to its classic photographic style and inclusion of so many stars. This is an extremely attractive high-grade near-complete set, one of the most popular and classic of all baseball-card sets. The SMR value for just the nineteen graded cards is $2,960. Total: 398 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+.


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