1951-1972 Bowman and Topps Hall of Fame Collection (9), Including Mays Rookie

Sold For: $2,015

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 555

Item Year: 1951

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Collection of nine cards of Hall of Famers from six different Topps sets and three different Bowman sets, all among the most popular and classic cards dating from 1951 to 1972, highlighted by 1951 Bowman Willie Mays rookie card and 1968 Topps Mickey Mantle. This is a small but very substantial and high-quality collection of classics! Three cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA (1) and SGC (2, both submitted by REA). 1) 1951 Bowman: #305 Mays RC (SGC EX 60). 2) 1952 Bowman: #232 Slaughter (PSA NM-MT 8). 3) 1954 Bowman: #57 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex). 4) 1956 Topps: #5 Williams (Vg-Ex). 5) 1957 Topps: #2 Berra (Ex-Mt). 6) 1958 Topps: #70 Kaline (Nr/Mt). 7) 1964 Topps: #200 Koufax (Vg). 8) 1968 Topps: #280 Mantle (SGC EX/NM 80). 9) 1972 Topps: #309 Clemente (Vg-Ex). Very attractive mid- to high-grade collection of nine different Hall of Famers, including many key cards of the era. The equivalent SMR value for the three graded cards (not including the six ungraded cards) is $1,475. Total: 9 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,015

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