1955 Topps Complete Set (206)

Sold For: $2,400

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1244

Item Year: 1955

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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14% Ex, 77% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 9% lesser. Presented is a very attractive mid-grade complete set of the classic 1955 Topps issue, highlighted by Roberto Clemente and Sandy Koufax rookie cards. Eight cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA (three of which were submitted by REA). Keys: #1 Rhodes (Gd), 2 Williams (Ex), 4 Kaline (EX 5), 24 Newhouser (Ex-Mt), 25 Podres (VG-EX 4), 28 Banks (Vg), 31 Spahn (Ex), 47 Aaron (100/0, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 50 Robinson (blue ink on bottom edge, otherwise Gd+), 92 Zimmer RC (Vg-Ex), 100 Irvin (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex), 120 Kluszewski (VG-EX 4), 123 Koufax RC (VG 3), 124 Killebrew RC (VG-EX 4), 125 Boyer RC (Vg), 152 Agganis RC (Vg-Ex), 155 Mathews (VG-EX 4), 164 Clemente (VG 3), 187 Hodges (Vg), 189 Rizzuto (Vg+), 194 Mays (Vg-Ex+), 198 Berra (Gd), and 210 Snider (VG-EX 4). Card #181 appears to have been signed by Roy McMillan. Affordable, attractive mid-grade sets of classic issues from the 1950s such as this are not easy to find, and because they represent such an outstanding value, always generate tremendous collector interest. Total: 206 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.

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