1959 Topps Complete Set (572)

Sold For: $5,875

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 704

Item Year: 1959

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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95% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (includes some Nr/Mt-Mt) averaging a strong Ex-Mt, with approximately equal representation at each of these high grade levels, 5% slightly lesser. Very crisp, clean, and sharp-looking complete set of 1959 Topps Baseball. This classic set features all the stars of the era, but in many cases 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). We have selected seven cards to be graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #1 Frick (Vg), 10 Mantle (PSA EX-MT 6), 20 Snider (Ex-Mt), 40 Spahn (Ex), 50 Mays (PSA VG-EX 4), 150 Musial (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 163 Koufax (PSA NM-MT 8 [OC]), 180 Berra (Ex-Mt), 202 Maris (20/80 L/R and 10/90 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 212 Fence Busters (Ex), 317 NL Hitting Kings (Ex), 338 S. Anderson RC (wax stain and print line, otherwise Nr/Mt), 350 Banks (Ex), 360 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 380 Aaron (20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex), 387 Drysdale (Ex-Mt), 430 Ford (Ex), 435 F. Robinson (PSA NM-MT 8 [ST]), 439 B. Robinson (Nr/Mt), 450 Mathews (Ex), 461 Mantle Homer (Ex), 464 May's Catch (Ex), 467 Aaron Clubs Homer (10/90 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 470 Musial Hit (Nr/Mt), 478 Clemente (PSA NM 7), 509 Cash RC (Ex-Mt), 510 Yankees team (Vg), 514 Gibson RC (PSA NM 7), 515 Killebrew (PSA EX-MT 6 [ST]), 543 Corsair Outfield Trio with Clemente (Nr/Mt), 550 Campanella (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex), 561 Aaron AS (wax stain, otherwise Ex-Mt), 563 Mays AS (wax stain, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 564 Mantle AS (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt). Very consistent and sharp overall Ex-Mt or better complete set. Total 572 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $5,875

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