1953 Topps Near-Complete Set (273/274)

Sold For: $4,500

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1224

Item Year: 1953

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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A very presentable mid-grade near-complete set of the classic 1953 Topps series, missing only #244 Willie Mays for completion. Condition is 19% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 50% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 31% lesser (including eight with color added, two with a slight trim, two altered, and nineteen High Numbers with erased pencil on their fronts). Keys: #1 Robinson (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex), 10 Burgess SP (Vg-Ex+), 24 Fain (EX-MT 6), 27 Campanella (Ex), 37 Mathews (Vg-Ex+), 41 Slaughter (Vg-Ex+), 54 Feller (Vg+), 61 Wynn SP (15/85 T/B, otherwise Ex), 62 Irvin (Ex), 76 Reese (Vg), 77 Mize (Vg-Ex), 78 Schoendienst (Gd), 81 Black SP (Vg-Ex), 82 Mantle (Gd), 86 Martin (Ex-Mt), 104 Berra (Ex), 114 Rizzuto (Vg), 119 Sain SP (Ex), 138 Kell (Vg), 147 Spahn (Gd), 149 DiMaggio (20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 151 Wilhelm (75/25 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 162 Kluszewski (Ex+), 191 Kiner (erased borders, otherwise Ex+), 207 Ford (Vg+), 220 Paige (Gd), 228 Newhouser (Vg+), 246 Face (Vg), 254 Roe (Ex), 258 Gilliam SP (erased pencil on front, otherwise Vg), 263 Podres SP (erased pencil on front, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 264 Woodling (Vg+), 265 Jensen SP (erased pencil on front, otherwise Vg+), 273 Haddix SP (pencil on front, otherwise Vg), 280 Bolling (Vg). An affordable opportunity for a collector to acquire a complete set (minus one) of the classic 1953 Topps issue. Total: 273 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.

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