1953 to 1961 Nonsport Automobile Complete Set Collection (3 Sets, 305 Cards) Plus Two Wrappers

Sold For: $3,000

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2500

Item Year: 1953

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Collection of three high-quality complete nonsport sets, all issued between 1953 and 1961, and all are related to the automobile. Autos are a very popular subject for cards, and these classic sets are extremely popular with nonsport-card collectors today, just as they were with kids when they were first issued. The collection consists of the following: 1) 1953 Bowman "Antique Autos" complete set (48) plus wrapper: 68% Nr/Mt or better and 32% Ex to Ex-Mt (including four lesser). The wrapper is in Excellent condition with normal fold lines and creases. 2) 1953-1955 Topps "World On Wheels" complete set (180 plus ten blue-back variations) plus wrapper: Complete set of 180 with wrapper plus ten extra high numbers (#171-180) with blue backs. 69% Ex to Ex-Mt (including some better) and 31% Vg to Vg-Ex (including four lesser). Card #82 Henry J. has been graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. This is an exceptional high-grade complete set of what is widely regarded as the premier automobile-related card set. The wrapper is in Excellent condition with normal fold lines and creases. 3) 1961 Topps "Sports Cars" complete set (66) plus one variation and one sticker insert: 63% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few Nr/Mt) and 37% Vg to Vg-Ex (including one lesser, a marked checklist). Included is one white-back variation and a scarce license plate sticker insert of North Dakota in Very Good condition. All of these sets feature beautiful illustrations of many different types of automobiles, from the earliest models to the newest creations. These automobile-related sets were assembled by a longtime advanced collector. Total: 3 sets, 305 cards plus one sticker and two wrappers.

Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.

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