1950s and 1960s Topps Shoebox Collection (1,245) Including 80+ Hall of Famers

Sold For: $2,700

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1301

Item Year: 1958

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Shoebox collection of 1,245 Topps baseball cards, spanning the years 1957 to 1969, highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, including more than eighty Hall of Famers! This collection consists of the following: 1) 1957 Topps (5 cards): #1 Williams (GAI EX-MT+ 6.5), 78 Wertz (GAI NM 7), 29 Herzog (85/15 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 150 (Vg-Ex), and 155 (Ex). 2) 1958 Topps (1 card): #130 Jensen (Ex). 3) 1959 Topps (5 cards): #395 Howard (Vg), 398 (Vg), 554 (Pr), and two 564 Mantle AS (both Pr-Fr). 4) 1960 Topps (25 cards): Condition is 32% Vg-Ex, 36% Vg, and 32% lesser. Keys: #50 Kaline (Vg), 326 Clemente (GAI VG-EX+ 4.5), and 480 Berra (Fr). 5) 1961 Topps (96 cards, including 18 high numbers): Condition is 15% Vg-Ex, 57% Vg, and 28% lesser. Keys: #160 Ford (Gd), 344 Koufax (Vg+), 388 Clemente (Vg+), 425 Berra (Gd), 455 Wynn (Vg-Ex), 460 Hodges (Vg+), 475 Mantle MVP (Fr), two 484 Aaron MVP (Vg and Gd), 490 Bunning (Vg-Ex+), 505 Schoendienst (Vg), 574 Aparicio AS (Vg+), 580 Kaline AS (Vg-Ex), 581 F. Robinson AS (Vg+), and 589 Spahn AS (both 0/100 L/R, otherwise Vg). 6) 1961 Fleer (15 cards): Condition is Vg-Ex to Ex, with three lesser. Keys: #120 Lajoie (Vg-Ex), 142 Terry (Vg-Ex), and 150 Wagner (Vg-Ex+). 7) 1962 Topps (487 cards, including partial set of 476 out of 598 in set): Condition is 57% Ex (including some Ex-Mt), 25% Vg-Ex, and 18% Gd to Vg (including a few lesser and a few miscut). Keys: two #1 Maris (Vg and Gd), 5 Koufax (85/15 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 10 Clemente (Vg+), 25 Banks (Vg-Ex), 30 Mathews (Ex), 50 Musial (Ex+), 70 Killebrew (Ex), 73 Fox (Ex+), 100 Spahn (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex), 129a Walls (Vg-Ex), 134a Hoeft (Vg-Ex+), 139a Reniff (Ex), two 140 Gehrig/Ruth (Ex and Vg-Ex), 147a Kunkel (Vg-Ex), 176a Yost (Gd), 190a Moon (Ex), 199 Perry RC (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex), 213 Ashburn (Ex+), 218 Torre RC (Vg-Ex+), 243 Roberts (Vg), 288 B. Williams (Ex), 300 Mays (GAI EX-MT 6), 310 Ford (Ex), 313 Maris Blast (Ex), 317 Musial Plays 21st (Ex), 320 Aaron (15/85 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 325 Aparicio (Ex), 340 Drysdale (Ex), 350 F. Robinson (Vg-Ex), 360 Berra (Ex), 387 Brock RC (Ex), 425 Yastrzemski (Ex), 460 Bunning (Ex), 500 Snider (Vg-Ex), 505 Marichal (Ex), 530 Gibson (Ex), 544 McCovey (GAI EX-MT+ 6.5), and 545 Wilhelm (Ex). 8) 1963 Topps (382 cards): All different. Condition is 79% Ex to Ex-Mt, 13% Vg-Ex, and 8% Gd to Vg (including six lesser). Keys: #1 NL Batting Ldrs (Ex), 2 AL Batting Ldrs (Ex), 3 NL HR Ldrs (Ex), 18 Buc Blasters - Clemente (Ex), 25 Kaline (Ex), 68 Snider/Hodges (Ex), 115 Yastrzemski (Ex), 120 Maris (Vg-Ex+), 125 Roberts (Ex), 126 Uecker (Ex+), 135 Ashburn (Ex-Mt+), 138 Mays/Musial (Ex), 169 Perry (Ex), 210 Koufax (Ex+), 228 Oliva RC (Ex-Mt), 242 Banks/Aaron (Vg-Ex+), 245 Hodges (Ex-Mt), 250 Musial (Ex), 275 Mathews (Ex), 300 Mays (GAI EX-MT+ 6.5), 340 Berra (0/100 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 347 Torre (Ex-Mt), 390 Aaron (GAI EX+ 5.5), 446 Ford (Ex+), and 500 Killebrew (Ex-Mt). 9) 1963 Fleer (24 cards): Condition is Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex and including a few with a diamond cut). Keys: #41 Drysdale (20/80 T/B and R/L, otherwise Ex), 45 Spahn (Ex), and 64 Cepeda (Ex+). 10) 1964 Topps (89 cards): Condition is 58% Ex to Ex-Mt, 20% Vg-Ex, and 22% lesser. Keys: two #11 NL RBI Ldrs (both Ex), 13 Wilhelm (Ex), 29 Brock (Ex), two 41 McCovey/Wagner (Ex and Vg+), and 175 B. Williams (10/90 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex+). 11) 1964 Topps Giants (1 card): #25 Mantle (Gd). 12) 1965 Topps (19 cards): Condition is Vg to Ex, averaging Vg-Ex. Keys: #155 Maris (Vg-Ex+), 205 Spahn (Ex), and 250 Mays (GAI EX+ 5.5). 13) 1967 Topps (83 cards): Condition is 34% Ex (including some Ex-Mt), 37% Vg-Ex, and 29% Gd to Vg. Keys: #5 Ford (Vg+), 146 Carlton (Vg+), 161 D. Williams (Vg-Ex+), 166 Mathews (Ex), and 250 Aaron (Vg-Ex). 14) 1969 Topps (13 cards): Condition is Vg to Ex, averaging Vg-Ex. Key: #35 Morgan (Ex). The equivalent SMR value for just seven of the graded cards (factored in the half-grades at the lower whole-grade level) is $673. Total: 1,245 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000++.


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