1953 Topps Complete PSA-Graded Set (274)

Sold For: $13,035

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 1605

Item Year: 1953

Category: Internet Only

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The 1953 Topps set has always been one of the most popular sets of the 1950s. Presented is an outstanding high-grade complete set of this classic issue. All 274 cards have been encapsulated and graded by PSA. 5% range from Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 92% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, and 3% slightly lesser. This set has an average grade of 5.33. The PSA grades are as follows: Two cards are graded NM-MT 8 (OC): #93 and 99. Eleven cards are graded NM 7: #5, 73 (OC), 85, 97, 126, 171, 185, 187, 189 (OC), 230 (OC), and 238. Seven cards are graded EX-MT+ 6.5: #32, 84, 144, 163, 177, 184, and 276. Ninety cards are graded EX-MT 6: #3, 8, 10 Burgess SP, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 30, 31, 34, 35, 42, 43, 44, 46, 49, 50, 53, 55, 58, 63, 64, 68, 69, 70, 75, 80, 87 Lopat, 88, 90, 91, 101, 105, 106, 109, 113, 115, 116, 118, 121, 123, 127, 129, 131, 134, 136, 137, 141, 149 D. DiMaggio, 153, 155, 156, 165, 169, 170, 172, 178, 179, 182, 183, 186, 190, 191 Kiner, 194, 196, 204, 205, 206, 207 Ford, 209, 212, 215, 217, 219, 222, 223, 231, 235, 236, 239, 248, 250, 252, 256, 259, 264 Woodling, 266, and 273 Haddix SP. Twelve cards are graded EX+ 5.5: #1 Robinson, 27 Campanella, 40, 95, 125, 154 Groat SP, 167, 200, 208, 211, 221, and 258 Gilliam SP. 143 cards are graded EX 5: #2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 29, 33, 36, 37 Mathews, 38, 39, 41 Slaughter, 45, 47, 48, 51, 52, 54 Feller, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61 Wynn SP, 62 Irvin, 65, 66, 67, 71, 72, 74, 76 Reese, 78 Schoendienst, 79, 81 Black SP, 82 Mantle, 83, 86 Martin, 89, 92, 94, 96, 98, 100, 102, 103, 104 Berra, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 114 Rizzuto, 117, 120, 122, 124, 128, 130, 132, 133, 135, 138 Kell, 139, 140, 142, 143, 145, 146, 147 Spahn, 148, 150, 151 Wilhelm, 152, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162 Kluszewski, 164, 166, 168, 173, 174, 175, 176, 180, 181, 188, 192, 193, 195, 197, 198, 199, 201, 202, 203, 210, 213, 214, 216, 218, 220 Paige, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228 Newhouser, 229, 232, 234, 237, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244 Mays, 247, 249, 254 Roe, 255, 257, 260, 262, 263 Podres RC, 265 Jensen SP, 269, 270, 274, 277, and 279. Six cards are graded VG-EX+ 4.5: #77 Mize, 119 Sain SP, 233, 246 Face, 251, and 272. Three cards are graded VG-EX 4: #245, 278, and 280 Bolling (last card in set). This is an exceptionally attractive high-grade 1953 Topps set, far above average for this issue, with tremendous eye appeal across the board. A high quality and very carefully assembled complete set of one of card collecting's most popular issues. The total SMR value for the individual cards (not including the five qualified cards and also not including the nine cards graded less than EX 5) is $11,837. Total: 274 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+. SOLD FOR $13,035


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