1956 Topps Near-Complete Set (334 of 340) Plus Two Checklist Cards

Sold For: $4,740

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 637

Item Year: 1956

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Extremely sharp looking near-complete set of 1956 Topps (334 of the 340 cards in the set). 85% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), and 15% Vg to Vg-Ex. Missing six cards for completion (#5 Williams, 30 Robinson, 33 Clemente, 79 Koufax, 135 Mantle, and 150 Snider). We have selected three key cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: #1 Harridge (Vg), 10 Spahn (Vg), 15 Banks (Pr), 20 Kaline (black mark on back, otherwise Nr/Mt), 31 Aaron (SGC NM 84), 101 Campanella (Gd), 107 Mathews (SGC EX/NM 80), 110 Berra (SGC EX/NM 80), 113 Rizzuto (Ex), 120 Ashburn (Ex), 130 Mays (Fr), 164 Killebrew (Nr/Mt), 166 Dodgers team (Vg-Ex/Ex), 181 Martin (Vg-Ex), 200 Feller (Ex), 240 Ford (Ex-Mt), 251 Yankees team (Vg-Ex), 260 Reese (Vg), 292 Aparicio RC (Ex-Mt). Included with the set are both unnumbered checklist cards: #1/3 Checklist (Vg) and #2/4 Checklist (Vg). This is a very crisp, clean, extremely attractive near-complete set, and with a few upgrades and the six missing key cards this would make for an exceptional high-grade set. Total: 336 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $4,740

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