1956 Topps Complete Set (340) Plus Checklist

Sold For: $3,600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1255

Item Year: 1956

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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48% Ex to Ex-Mt and 52% Vg to Vg-Ex (including eight lesser). Very attractive complete set of 1956 Topps, one of the great classics of the decade. Issued in the heart of the 1950s, this set is highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, including Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, and Roberto Clemente. Considered complete at 340 cards, this set also includes one of the two scarce, unnumbered checklists. We have selected six cards to be graded by PSA. Keys: #1 Harridge (Ex), 5 Williams (EX 5), 8 Alston RC (Vg-Ex), 10 Spahn (Ex), 15 Banks (75/25 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 20 Kaline (Gd+), 30 Robinson (EX 5), 31 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 33 Clemente (EX 5), 79 Koufax (Vg-Ex), 101 Campanella (Vg-Ex+), 107 Mathews (Ex-Mt), 110 Berra (Ex+), 113 Rizzuto (95/5 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 120 Ashburn (Vg-Ex+), 130 Mays (EX-MT 6), 135 Mantle (VG-EX 4), 145 Hodges (Vg-Ex+), 150 Snider (Vg-Ex), 164 Killebrew (EX-MT 6), 166 Dodgers (Gd), 180 Roberts (marked back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 181 Martin (Ex+), 200 Feller (Vg-Ex+), 240 Ford (Ex), 251 Yankees (Vg+), 260 Reese (90/10 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 292 Aparicio RC (15/85 T/B, otherwise Ex), and Checklist 2/4 (marked, otherwise Ex). This is a beautifully assembled, very consistent, medium-to high-grade set. Total: 341 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.

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