1959 Topps Near-Complete Set (568 of 572)

Sold For: $2,015

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 658

Item Year: 1959

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Near-complete set of 1959 Topps (568 of the 572 cards in the set). 15% Ex-Mt (with a few better), 65% range in grade from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex), and 20% range from Pr to Gd-Vg. Missing four cards for completion (#50 Mays, 163 Koufax, 380 Aaron, and 561 Aaron AS). The 1959 Topps set is highlighted by all the stars and Hall of Famers of the era, including the rookie card of St. Louis Cardinal HOFer Bob Gibson. We have selected four key cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: #1 Frick (Vg-Ex), 10 Mantle (SGC GOOD 30), 20 Snider (Vg-Ex), 30 Fox (Ex-Mt), 40 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 150 Musial (Ex-Mt), 180 Berra (Vg), 202 Maris (Ex-Mt), 212 Fence Busters (Vg), 317 NL Hitting Kings (Ex), 338 S. Anderson RC (Ex-Mt), 350 Banks (Vg), 360 Kaline (Ex), 387 Drysdale (Ex-Mt), 430 Ford (Ex-Mt), 435 F. Robinson (Ex-Mt), 439 B. Robinson (Ex-Mt), 450 Mathews (Nr/Mt), 461 Mantle Homer (Vg-Ex), 464 Mays' Catch (Vg), 467 Aaron Clubs Homer (Ex), 470 Musial Hit (Vg-Ex/Ex), 478 Clemente (SGC VG 40), 509 Cash RC (Vg-Ex), 514 Gibson RC (SGC EX+ 70), 515 Killebrew (Ex), 543 Corsair Outfield Trio Clemente (Ex), 550 Campanella (Ex), 559 Banks AS (Ex), 563 Mays AS (Vg-Ex), and 564 Mantle AS (SGC EX+ 70). This set features many key stars 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). Very attractive mid-grade complete set (minus 4). Total: 568 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.
SOLD FOR $2,015

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