1958 and 1959 Topps Near-Complete Set Collection (2 sets, 970 cards)

Sold For: $2,280

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1081

Item Year: 1958

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Outstanding pair of near-complete sets from two popular 1950s Topps issues consiting of 456 different 1958 Topps cards (out of 494) and 514 different 1959 Topps cards (out of 572). Each near-complete set is highlighted by numerous Hall of Famers and stars. These cards have been consigned by the original owner, who has kept them stored away since the year of issue. 1) 1958 Topps Near-Complete Set (456/494): Condition is 70% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few better), 24% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 6% lower. Keys: #2 Lemon (Ex), 60a Ennis – Yellow Name (Ex-Mt+), 85 Aparicio (Vg+), 115 Bunning (Vg-Ex), 238 Mazeroski (Ex-Mt), 304 Kuenn/Kaline (Vg-Ex), 321 Kluszewski/Williams (Vg+), 400 Fox (Ex+), 420 Pinson RC (Ex-Mt), 480 Mathews AS (Ex), 482 Banks AS (Ex), 484 F. Robinson AS (Ex-Mt), and 494 Spahn AS (two pinholes, otherwise Vg-Ex). 2) 1959 Topps Near-Complete Set (514/572): Condition is 80% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a couple better) and 20% Vg to Vg-Ex (including ten lower). Keys: #1 Frick (Vg-Ex+), 30 Fox (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex), 149 Bunning (Ex), 300 Ashburn (Ex+), 338 S. Anderson RC (Ex-Mt+), Kaline Becomes Youngest (Ex+), 467 Aaron Clubs Homer (Ex), 468 Snider’s Play (70/30 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 469 Hustler Banks (15/85 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), three 470 Musial Hit (Ex-Mt and two Pr), 509 Cash RC (Ex-Mt), 543 Corsair Outfield Trio Clemente (Vg-Ex), 550 Campanella (Fr), and 559 Banks AS (Ex). Three cards are signed: #417 Furillo (Vg), 424 Doby (Vg), and 473 Renna (Ex+). These are two very attractive and consistent original-owner near-complete sets that would serve as superb foundations for the assembly of complete sets of these popular 1950s issues. Total: 2 sets, 970 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.

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