1951 to 1960 Bowman, Fleer, and Topps Shoebox Collection (928 cards) Including 100+ Hall of Famers

Sold For: $2,700

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2611

Item Year: 1951

Category: Internet Only

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Presented is an extremely substantial original-owner collection of 928 cards from sixteen classic Bowman, Fleer, and Topps issues spanning the years 1951 to 1960. This impressive collection is highlighted by more than 100 Hall of Famers, including Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Roberto Clemente. While the condition of the cards in this collection spans several grades, it is an impressive grouping of real, authentic cards from the golden age of baseball cards. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1951 Bowman (22 cards): Gd to Vg, with three lesser. Keys: #32 Snider (Vg) and 81 Furillo (Gd). 2) 1952 Bowman (31 cards): eighteen Gd to Vg, thirteen lesser. Keys: #217 Stengel (Fr-Gd), 218 Mays (measures a bit small, otherwise Gd), and 232 Slaughter (Pr). 3) 1952 Topps (1 card): #128 (Fr-Gd). 4) 1953 Bowman Black & White (1 card): #15 Mize (Fr). 5) 1953 Bowman Color (1 card): #63 McDougald (Pr-Fr). 6) 1953 Topps (3 cards): #12, 167, and 264 (all Pr). 7) 1954 Bowman (7 cards): Pr to Gd, averaging Fr. 8) 1954 Topps (16 cards): Gd to Vg, with one lesser. Keys: Two #132 Lasorda RC (Vg+ and Gd). 9) 1955 Bowman (9 cards): Pr to Gd, with one Vg. Key: #158 Hodges (Gd). 10) 1955 Topps (32 cards): Fr to Vg, averaging Gd (including a couple Pr). Key: #123 Koufax RC (Vg). 11) 1956 Topps (42 cards): Fr to Vg, averaging Gd (including a couple Pr). Keys: #30 Robinson (Gd), 31 Aaron (Gd+), and 79 Koufax (Gd). 12) 1957 Topps (67 cards): Gd to Vg (including a few lesser and a couple Vg-Ex). Keys: #76 Clemente (Gd+), 95 Mantle (Vg), 100 Harridge/Giles (Vg), three 120 Lemon (all Vg), 165 Kluszewski (Vg-Ex), and 170 Snider (Gd+). 13) 1958 Topps (155 cards): 20% Vg-Ex (including a few Ex), 62% Gd to Vg, and 18% lesser. Keys: #88 Snider (Vg), 238 Mazeroski (Fr), 320 Ford (Vg), 324 Wilhelm (Vg+), 343 Cepeda RC (Vg-Ex+), 351 Braves' Fence Busters - Mathews/Aaron (Vg), 370 Berra (Vg), 400 Fox (Gd), 420 Pinson RC (Vg-Ex+), 424 Doby (Vg-Ex), 436 Rival Fence Busters - Mays/Snider (Vg), 440 Mathews (Gd+), three 476 Musial AS (Vg-Ex, Vg, and Fr), 479 Fox AS (Vg+), two 485 Williams AS (Vg-Ex and Vg+), two 487 Mantle AS (Vg-Ex and Fr), and two 488 Aaron AS (both Pr due to pinholes). 14) 1959 Fleer Ted Williams (89 cards, including a partial set 56/80): 47% Vg-Ex to Ex (mostly Vg-Ex), 27% Vg, 12% Gd, and 14% Fr. Keys: #68 Ted Signs For 1959 (Gd due to small tear at top border, otherwise Vg-Ex+) and 70 Williams/Thorpe (Vg-Ex). 15) 1959 Topps (452 cards): 12% Ex, 70% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 18% lesser. Keys: #10 Mantle (5/95 L/R and T/B, otherwise Vg), two 150 Musial (Ex and Vg-Ex), 155 Slaughter (Ex), 163 Koufax (90/10 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 212 Fence Busters - Aaron/Mathews (Fr), 310 Aparicio (Fr), 317 NL Hitting Stars - Ashburn/Mays (Vg), 362a Nichols (no optioned statement, Gd), 387 Drysdale (Vg+), two 390 Cepeda (Vg-Ex and Vg), 435 F. Robinson (Ex), two 450 Mathews (both Vg), two 455 Doby (Vg-Ex and Vg), two 461 Mantle Homer (Vg-Ex and Vg), five 463 Kaline Bat Champ (Ex, three Vg-Ex, and Vg), five 464 Mays’ Catch (Ex, Vg-Ex, and three Vg), 467 Aaron Clubs Homer (0/100 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), six 468 Snider’s Play (two Ex, two Vg-Ex, Vg, and Gd), 469 Banks Wins MVP (Vg+), three 470 Musial Hit (two Vg and Gd), three 478 Clemente (two Vg-Ex and Vg), three 480 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex, Vg, and Gd), four 510 Yankees (two Ex, Vg-Ex, and Fr), 514 Gibson RC (Fr-Gd), two 515 Killebrew (Vg-Ex and Vg), two 543 Corsair Trio - Clemente (Ex and Vg+), five 552 Stengel AS (three Ex and two Vg-Ex), 553 Cepeda AS (Pr), two 555 Mazeroski AS (Ex and Vg), four 556 Fox AS (Ex and three Vg-Ex), 559 Banks AS (Vg+), two 561 Aaron AS (Vg-Ex and Vg), two 562 Kaline AS (Vg-Ex and Vg), three 563 Mays AS (Ex, Vg-Ex, and Vg), two 564 Mantle AS (Vg-Ex+ and Vg), and two 571 Spahn AS (Vg-Ex+ and Vg). 16) 1960 Fleer (2 cards): #41 Baker (Vg-Ex) and 63 Ruffing (Vg). This is a very substantial grouping of cards, literally a collection unto itself, from sixteen popular sets spanning the 1950s to the 1960s. Total: 928 cards.


Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.


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