1954 Topps Complete Set Minus One (249/250)

Sold For: $1,920

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1243

Item Year: 1954

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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17% Ex-Mt (including some Nr/Mt), 72% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 11% Gd to Vg (including one lesser and one with a slight trim). The 1954 Topps set has always been one of the most popular sets of the 1950s. Issued in the heart of the decade, the 1954 Topps set features many Hall of Famers and stars, including two examples of Ted Williams (first and last card in the set), all in brilliant and stunning color. Presented is a very attractive near-complete set of this classic issue. Missing only the rookie card of Hank Aaron for completion. Keys: #1 Williams (signed on front, otherwise Vg), 3 Irvin (Ex-Mt), 10 Robinson (EX 5), 13 Martin (Ex), 17 Rizzuto (Ex), 20 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 30 Mathews (Vg-Ex), 32 Snider (Vg-Ex+), 36 Wilhelm (Nr/Mt), 37 Ford (Ex+), 45 Ashburn (Ex-Mt), 50 Berra (Vg+), 90 Mays (signed on front, otherwise Vg-Ex), 94 Banks RC (VG 3 [MC]),102 Hodges (Vg-Ex), 121 Labine (SGC EX+ 70), 132 Lasorda RC (EX 5), 201 Kaline RC (signed on front, otherwise Ex), 239 Skowron RC (Vg+), and 250 Williams (signed on front, otherwise Vg-Ex). This is a very consistent near-complete set of this early 1950s classic. Technically the set falls into the "mid-grade" category. Early sets in this grade are especially desirable, and are among the most outstanding and least volatile values in the world of vintage cards. Total: 249 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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