1957-1958 Topps Autographed Baseball-Card Collection (162)

Sold For: $540

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1605

Item Year: 1957

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Collection of 162 autographed 1957 or 1958 Topps baseball cards, including seven Hall of Fame players (Mays, Snider, Roberts, Wilhelm, Slaughter [two different cards], Lemon, and B. Robinson) and two duplicates (1957 #384 and 1958 #436 "Rival Fence Busters," each card signed by a different player). All of the signatures (penned in a variety of inks), appear on the front and range from "1" to "10," averaging "7." Condition ranges from Pr to Ex, averaging Vg. The collection is composed of the following issues:

1957 Topps (75 cards): #6, 11, 13, 15 Roberts (HOF), 17, 26, 41, 44, 50, 51, 60, 64, 69, 71, 74, 77, 79, 99, 105, 108, 112, 132, 140, 146, 153, 156, 179, 184, 185, 186, 187, 189, 194, 203 Wilhelm (HOF), 204 Athletics (signed by A. Ditmar), 213, 215 Slaughter (HOF), 216, 219, 227, 228, 235, 239, 247, 256, 262 (personalized), 278, 290, 291, 292, 294, 296, 298, 299, 304, 306, 313, 314, 315, 331, 340, 343, 351, 355, 358, 361, 362, 363, 364, 367, 380, 384 (2 examples), 395, and 399.

1958 Topps (87 cards): #2b Lemon (HOF), 38, 39, 58b, 62, 68, 72, 73, 82, 84, 89, 94, 95, 98b, 102, 103, 105, 106, 109 (personalized), 113, 114, 119, 135, 142 Slaughter (HOF), 143, 144, 148, 149, 153, 159, 167, 188, 191, 192, 198, 199, 206, 211, 216 Cardinals (signed by F. Hutchinson; died in 1964), 217, 220, 221, 222, 223, 227, 236, 237, 240 Skowron, 250, 254, 256 White Sox (signed by W. Dropo), 259, 260, 261, 273, 279, 293, 294, 307 B. Robinson (HOF, paper loss on back), 315, 318, 332, 334 Mound Aces (signed by Friend & Pierce), 342, 356, 371, 379, 381, 386 (signed by E. Bailey only), 398, 399, 402, 403, 404, 409, 413, 435, 436 Rival Fence Busters (2 examples, one signed by Mays [HOF] and one signed by Snider [HOF]), 439, 441, 444, 457, 460, 467, 469, and 473.

Total: 162 cards. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).


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