21% Nr/Mt (including a few better), 68% Ex to Ex-Mt, 11% Vg to Vg-Ex (including some lesser). The 1959 Topps set is highlighted by all the stars and Hall of Famers of the era, including the rookie card of St. Louis Cardinal HOFer Bob Gibson. Also included is a scarce variation of #362 Dolan Nichols. Four cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA (3) and SGC (1). Keys:
#1 Frick (Vg-Ex), 10 Mantle (Gd), 20 Snider (Ex), 30 Fox (Nr/Mt), 40b Spahn (Ex-Mt), 50 Mays (Ex), 150 Musial (85/15 T/B and L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 163 Koufax (pen marks on back, otherwise Ex-Mt), 180 Berra (Ex+), 202 Maris (Vg-Ex), 212 Fence Busters (20/80 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 317 NL Hitting Kings (Ex+), 338 S. Anderson RC (Ex-Mt), 350 Banks (Ex), 360 Kaline (trimmed, otherwise Ex), 362a Nichols/no optioned statement (Vg), 380 Aaron (Ex-Mt), 387 Drysdale (Ex), 430 Ford (Vg-Ex+), 435 F. Robinson (Ex), 439 B. Robinson (Ex), 450 Mathews (95/5 L/R, otherwise Ex), 461 Mantle Homer (Ex), 464 Mays' Catch (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 467 Aaron Clubs Homer (Nr/Mt+), 470 Musial Hit (Ex), 478 Clemente (Vg), 509 Cash RC (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 514 Gibson RC (SGC EX/NM 80), 515 Killebrew (Ex), 543 Corsair Outfield Trio Clemente (Ex+), 550 Campanella (trimmed, otherwise Gd), 559 Banks AS (Vg), 561 Aaron AS (Fr-Gd), 563 Mays AS (Vg-Ex), 564 Mantle AS (Vg), and 571 Spahn AS (slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt). Additional graded cards (all PSA NM 7):
#12, 38, and 245. This set features many key stars more than once, as so many stars appear again in special multiplayer cards or in the All-Star series in the scarce high-number series (#507-572). Very attractive medium-to high-grade complete set. Total: 573 cards (complete set of 572 plus one variation). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.
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