1957 Topps Complete Set (407)

Sold For: $3,300

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1272

Item Year: 1957

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Complete and very attractive mid-grade set of 1957 Topps cards. 8% Nr/Mt, 64% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 28% Vg to Vg-Ex (including seven lesser, three altered, and eighteen with a slight trim). 1957 Topps has always been very popular due to its classic photographic style and inclusion of so many stars. This is an attractive complete set with the majority of the cards ranging from Ex to Ex-Mt. The 1957 Topps represents one of the all-time classic 1950s issues from the "golden years" of baseball. Keys: #1 T. Williams (altered borders, otherwise Vg-Ex), 2 Berra (Ex), 7 Aparicio (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 10 Mays (Ex), 15 Roberts (Ex), 18 Drysdale RC (miscut back, otherwise Nr/Mt), 20 Aaron (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 24 Mazeroski (75/25 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 25 Ford (Gd+), 30 Reese (Ex), 35 F. Robinson RC (Ex-Mt), 38 Fox (Vg+), 40 Wynn (Vg-Ex+), 55 Banks (slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt), 62 Martin (Vg-Ex), 70 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), 76 Clemente (Ex), 80 Hodges (Ex), 90 Spahn (Ex+), 95 Mantle (Ex), 97 Yankees Team (Vg+), 125 Kaline (Nr/Mt), 170 Snider (Vg-Ex+), 210 Campanella (altered), 212 Colavito RC (Vg-Ex), 250 Mathews (Vg+), 286 Richardson RC (Ex), 302 Koufax (Vg-Ex), 312 Kubek RC (Vg-Ex), 324 Dodgers Team (Ex-Mt), 328 B. Robinson RC (Ex+), 338 Bunning RC (slight trim, otherwise Vg), 400 Dodgers' Sluggers (Vg-Ex), 407 Mantle/Berra (slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt). This is the type of 1950s set that is always sought after as it represents such an outstanding collecting value compared to the cost of these cards in higher grade. This is an attractive complete set of 1957 Topps, one of the most popular and classic of all baseball-card sets. Total: 407 cards.

Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000.

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