1953 to 1965 Topps Shoebox Collection (825) Including 146 Hall of Famers

Sold For: $2,040

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1300

Item Year: 1959

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Shoebox collection of 825 baseball cards, including Topps, Bowman and Fleer issues, spanning the years 1953 to 1965. The collection is highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, including more than 140 Hall of Famers! This collection consists of the following: 1) 1953 Bowman Color (2 cards): #37 (Gd+) and 95 (Pr-Fr). 2) 1954 Bowman (2 cards): #133 (Fr-Gd) and 134 (Vg). 3) 1954 Topps (1 card): #133 (Pr-Fr). 4) 1955 Topps (4 cards): Condition is Pr to Gd. Key: #123 Koufax RC (Fr-Gd). 5) 1955 Bowman (1 card): Condition is #309 (Fr). 6) 1956 Topps (54 cards): Condition is Pr to Vg, averaging Gd (including a couple slightly higher and one trimmed). Keys: #2 Giles (Pr), 30 Robinson (Gd+), 101 Campanella (Fr), 120 Ashburn (Vg), 165 Schoendienst (Gd), 180 Roberts (Fr), and 250 Doby (Vg). 7) 1957 Topps (18 cards): Condition is five Ex, five Vg to Vg-Ex, and eight lesser. Key: #400 Dodgers' Sluggers (95/5 T/B, otherwise Vg+). 8) 1958 Topps (137 cards): Condition is 15% Ex to Ex-Mt, 53% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 32% lesser (including four marked team checklists). Keys: #1 Williams (Vg), 2 Lemon (Vg), 79 D. Williams (Vg+), 85 Aparicio (Vg+), 100 Harridge/Giles (Gd), 190 Schoendienst (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt+), 270 Spahn (Gd), 271 Martin (Ex), 300 Harridge/Giles (Vg), 304 Kuenn/Kaline (Vg-Ex), 314 Snider/Alston (Ex), 321 Kluszewski/Williams (Gd), 324 Wilhelm (Vg), 351 Braves' Fence Busters (Vg), 375 Reese (Vg-Ex), 386 Bailey/Tebbets/Robinson (Vg-Ex), 400 Fox (Gd), 424 Doby (Vg), 436 Mays/Snider (Vg-Ex), 464 Flood RC (Fr), 475 Stengel/Haney (Gd), 476 Musial AS (Ex), 479 Fox AS (Ex), 480 Mathews AS (Ex+), 482 Banks AS (Vg), 483 Aparicio AS (Ex-Mt+), 484 F. Robinson AS (Ex-Mt), 485 Williams AS (Vg), 486 Mays AS (Ex), 488 Aaron AS (Ex), and 494 Spahn AS (Gd+). 9) 1959 Topps (166 cards): Condition is 27% Ex to Ex-Mt, 58% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 15% lesser. Keys: #1 Frick (Fr), 34 Kaline/Maxwell (Vg-Ex), 147 Long/Banks/Moryn (Ex-Mt), 156 Pierce/Roberts (Vg+), 166 Minoso/Colavito/Doby (Ex-Mt), 212 Aaron/Mathews (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt+), 262 Hitters' Foes (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex), 317 Ashburn/Mays (Vg+), 338 Anderson RC (Vg-Ex), 383 Larsen/Stengel (Vg+), 408 Fox/Aparicio (Vg), 450 Mathews (Pr-Fr), 461 Mantle Hits 42nd (Vg-Ex+), 463 Kaline Becomes Youngest (Ex), 464 Mays' Catch (Vg), 467 Aaron Clubs HR (Vg-Ex), 468 Snider's Play (Vg-Ex+), 469 Hustler Banks (Vg-Ex), 470 Musial Raps Hit (Vg-Ex), 543 Skinner/Virdon/Clemente (Ex), 550 Campanella (100/0 T/B, otherwise Vg), 553 Cepeda AS (Vg-Ex), 555 Mazeroski AS (Vg-Ex), 556 Fox AS (Vg+), 559 Banks AS (Vg), 560 Aparicio AS (Ex), 561 Aaron AS (Ex), 562 Kaline AS (Ex), 563 Mays AS (Vg), and 571 Spahn AS (Vg). 10) 1959 Fleer Ted Williams (5 cards): #2 Ted's Idol - Babe Ruth (Fr-Gd), 27 (Vg-Ex), 43 (Gd), 59 (Vg-Ex), and 63 (Gd). 11) 1960 Topps (89 cards): Condition is 44% Ex to Ex-Mt, 50% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 6% lesser. Keys: #7 Mays/Rigney (Vg), 115 Face/Wilhelm (Ex), 132 Howard RC (Vg-Ex), 136 Kaat RC (Ex+), 160 Mantle/Boyer (Ex), 230 Burdette/Spahn/Buhl (small ink mark on back, otherwise Ex), 316 McCovey RC (15/85 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 352 Bell/F. Robinson/Lynch (Vg-Ex+), 429 Fox/Kuenn (Vg-Ex), 555 Fox AS (Vg), 558 Mathews AS (Gd+), 559 Aparicio AS (Ex), 561 Kaline AS (Gd), and 570 Drysdale AS (Vg). 12) 1961 Nu-Card Scoops (1 card): #455 Ruth (Nr/Mt). 13) 1961 Topps (110 cards): Condition is 10% Nr/Mt, 61% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 29% Vg to Vg-Ex (including five lesser). Keys: #25 Pinson/Bell/F. Robinson (Nr/Mt+), 35 Santo RC (Vg), 43 NL HR Ldrs (Vg+), 44 AL HR Ldrs (Vg-Ex+), 141 Williams RC (Ex+), 207 Koufax/Podres (Vg-Ex), 307 WS Game 2 - Mantle (Ex-Mt), 311 WS Game 6 - Ford (Nr/Mt), 312 WS Game 7 - Mazeroski (Ex), 401 Baseball Thrills - Ruth (100/0 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 404 Baseball Thrills - Hornsby (Ex-Mt), 406 Baseball Thrills - Mantle (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 407 Baseball Thrills - Chesbro (Vg-Ex), 408 Baseball Thrills - Mathewson (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex), 409 Baseball Thrills - Johnson (Ex+), 477 Fox MVP (Ex), 480 Campanella MVP (85/15 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 482 Mays MVP (slightly tilted miscut, otherwise Ex-Mt), 484 Aaron MVP (70/30 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), and Banks MVP (Ex-Mt+). 14) 1962 Topps (129 cards): Condition is 62% Ex to Ex-Mt (including some Nr/Mt), 26% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 12% lesser. Keys: #52 NL Batting Ldrs (Ex), 53 AL HR Ldrs (Ex+), 54 NL HR Ldrs (Ex), 99 Powell RC (next card appears, otherwise Ex-Mt), 135 Ruth Special (Ex), 136 Ruth Special (Ex+), 137 Ruth Special (Ex+), 138 Ruth Special (Ex+), 139 Ruth Special (Ex), 140 Ruth Special (Ex+), 141 Ruth Special (Ex), 142 Ruth Special (Ex-Mt), 143 Ruth Special (Ex), 144 Ruth Special (Vg-Ex), 218 Torre RC (Vg), 234 WS Game 3 - Maris (Fr), 235 WS Game 4 - Ford (Ex-Mt), 288 Williams (Ex-Mt), 312 Spahn No-Hit (Gd), 315 Ford Tosses a Curve (Gd), 316 Killebrew Sends One (Gd), 317 Musial Plays 21st (Vg), 318 Switch Hitter Connects - Mantle (Fr-Gd), 351 Torre/Crandall (Ex-Mt), 390 Cepeda AS (Ex+), 391 Mazeroski AS (Ex-Mt+), 394 Aaron AS (Gd+), 395 Mays AS (2/98 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt+), 396 F. Robinson AS (Ex-Mt), 398 Drysdale AS (Ex-Mt), 399 Spahn AS (Ex-Mt), 423 Face/Wilhelm (0/100 L/R, otherwise Ex), 461 Hubbs RC (Ex), 468 B. Robinson AS (Ex+), 469 Aparicio AS (Vg-Ex+), 470 Kaline AS (Ex), 591 McDowell RC (Ex+), 592 Bouton/Belinsky RC (Nr/Mt+), 594 Uecker RC (Ex), 596 Pepitone RC (Ex), and 598 Hickman RC (Ex). 15) 1963 Topps (58 cards): Condition is 10% Nr/Mt, 72% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 18% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #2 AL Batting Ldrs (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 3 NL HR Ldrs (Nr/Mt), 18 Buc Blasters - Clemente (Vg-Ex), 43 Stengel/Woodling (Ex-Mt), 54a DeBusschere RC (Vg-Ex+), 68 Snider/Hodges (Ex-Mt), 138 Mays/Musial (thin top border, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 142 WS Game 1 - Ford (Ex-Mt), 144 WS Game 3 - Maris (Ex-Mt+), 169 Perry (Ex-Mt), 218 Lary/Mossi/Bunning (Vg-Ex), 228 Oliva RC (Ex), 242 Banks/Aaron (next cards appear, otherwise Ex), 398 Powell (Nr/Mt), 412 Podres/Drysdale/Koufax (Ex+), and 544 Staub RC (Ex-Mt+). 16) 1965 Topps (49 cards): Condition is 20% Nr/Mt, 57% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 23% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #2 NL Batting Ldrs (Ex-Mt), 3 AL HR Ldrs (Vg), 5 AL RBI Ldrs (Nr/Mt), 8 NL ERA Ldrs (Vg-Ex), 134 WS Game 3 - Mantle (Ex+), 138 WS Game 7 - Gibson (Vg-Ex+), 207 Rose (Ex-Mt+), 266 Campaneris RC (Nr/Mt), and 282 Murakami RC (Nr/Mt). This is a very impressive collection of baseball cards from sixteen classic 1950s and 1960s sets with countless highlights! Total: 825 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.


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