High-Grade 1954 to 1958 Bowman and Topps Collection (144)

Sold For: $1,080

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1010

Item Year: 1954

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Extremely attractive collection of 144 cards from five classic Bowman and Topps sets spanning the years 1954 to 1958. These cards originate from an old-time collection and are overall very pleasing, with bright colors, strong corners, and outstanding centering. Six cards are graded by PSA. 1) 1954 Bowman (14 cards): All different. Condition is 28% Nr/Mt, 36% Ex-Mt, and 36% Vg-Ex to Ex. Keys: #45 Kiner (Ex-Mt+), 50 Kell (30/70 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 110 Schoendienst (Ex). 2) 1954 Topps (40 cards): Thirty-two different. Condition is 36% Nr/Mt, 19% Ex-Mt, and 45% Vg-Ex to Ex. Four cards are graded NM 7 by PSA (except for one): #133 (NM-MT 8), 139 O’Brien Brothers, 196, and 205. 3) 1955 Topps (48 cards): Thirty-eight different. Condition is 48% Nr/Mt, 43% Ex-Mt, and 9% Vg-Ex to Ex. Two cards are graded by PSA: two #40 Hoak (NM+ 7.5 and NM 7). 4) 1957 Topps (20 cards): All different. Condition is Nr/Mt overall, including a few higher and a couple lower. 5) 1958 Topps (22 cards): Eighteen different. Condition is Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, with a few Ex. Keys: #464 Flood RC (Ex) 475 Stengel/Haney (Ex), and 483 Aparicio AS (Nr/Mt). An outstanding 1950s shoebox collection in overall high grade. Total: 144 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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