1952 Topps "Look 'n See" Near-Complete PSA-Graded Set (107/135)

Sold For: $1,800

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2647

Item Year: 1952

Category: Internet Only

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Outstanding near-complete set of Topps "Look 'n See" cards consisting of 107 cards out of 135 in a complete set. Each card is professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. Issued in 1952, "Look 'n See" is one of the most highly regarded and collected of all postwar sets. The 135 card fronts feature full-color portraits of famous people from all areas of history. The only sports figure in the set is Babe Ruth. PSA Grading Composite: MINT 9 (2 cards): #38 (OC) and 60 (OC). NM-MT 8 (11 cards): #10, 11, 18, 49, 59 (OC), 67, 89 (MC), 96 (OC), 102 (OC), 104 Queen Elizabeth II (OC), and 121 (OC). NM 7 (30 cards): #2, 5, 6, 8, 9 Washington, 14, 15 Ruth, 17, 22, 28, 31, 33-36, 44, 48, 52, 54, 61, 79 (OC), 83, 95, 105, 106 (OC), 109, 111, 113 (MC), 117, and 119. EX-MT+ 6.5 (2 cards): #27 and 91. EX-MT 6 (25 cards): #3, 7, 13, 24, 25, 26, 30 Lindbergh, 40, 42, 47, 57, 63, 71, 72, 77, 78, 85, 99, 101, 103, 108, 112, 120, 124, and 133. EX+ 5.5 (2 cards): #53 and 64. EX 5 (20 cards): #4 Lincoln, 16, 20, 21, 29, 43, 62, 65, 68, 75, 76, 86, 88, 92, 110, 114, 115, 125, 134, and 135. VG-EX+ 4.5 (1 card): #122 Capt. Kidd. VG-EX 4 (11 cards): #12, 66, 82 Rembrandt, 90, 97, 98, 118, 127-129, and 131. VG 3 (3 cards): #19, 45 Earhart, and 84. Missing the following cards for completion: #1, 23, 32, 37, 39, 41, 46, 50, 51, 55, 56, 58, 69, 70, 73, 74, 80, 81, 87, 93, 94, 100, 107, 116, 123, 126, 130, and 132. This classic and always very popular non-sport set is filled with many great historical figures. This is a clean and sharp-looking near-complete set of this scarce, early Topps issue. The total SMR value for just ninety-three cards (excluding the eleven qualified cards and the three cards graded VG) is $2,731. Total: 107 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.


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