1950 to 1969 Bowman and Topps Shoebox Collection (842) Including 200+ Hall of Famers

July 26, 2015

Presented is an extremely substantial collection of 842 cards from twenty-three classic Bowman, Fleer, and Topps issues spanning the years 1950 to 1969. This impressive collection is highlighted by more than 200 Hall of Famers, including Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, and Jackie Robinson. While the condition of the cards in this collection spans several grades, it is an impressive grouping of real, authentic cards from the golden age of baseball cards. This collection consists of the following:

1) 1950 Bowman (1 card): #98 Williams (measures slightly small, otherwise Vg).
2) 1953 Bowman Color (1 card): #1 D. Williams (Vg).
3) 1953 Topps (1 card): #62 Irvin (color added, otherwise Gd).
4) 1954 Bowman (1 card): #145 Martin (Vg+).
5) 1954 Topps (5 cards): #7 Kluszewski (Gd+), 20 Spahn (Fr), 32 Snider (Vg-Ex+), 45 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), and 86 Herman (Vg-Ex).
6) 1955 Bowman (4 cards): #98 Gilliam (Pr), 103 Mathews (Fr), 147 (Fr), and 188 (Vg).
7) 1955 Topps (6 cards): #5 Gilliam (Vg), 24 Newhouser (Gd), 25 Podres (Vg due mostly to fading), 50 Robinson (measures slightly small, otherwise Vg), 108 (Vg), and 131 (Vg).
8) 1956 Topps (84 cards): Condition is Pr to Fr overall (mostly Pr and including one with a slight trim), with a few slightly. All cards (except for five) have tape or tape residue at each corner. Keys: #5 Williams (Pr), 10 Spahn (Pr), 14 Boyer (Pr),20 Kaline (Pr), 24 Groat (Pr), 25 Kluszewski (Fr), 61 Skowron (Pr), 208 Howard (Pr), 250 Doby (Pr), 255 Lemon (Pr), 261 Shantz (Pr), and 332 Larsen (Pr).
9) 1957 Topps (6 cards): #18 Drysdale RC (Fr), 67 (Ex), 70 Ashburn (Vg+), 83 (Vg-Ex), 138 Minoso (Vg-Ex), and 173 (Vg-Ex).
10) 1958 Topps (21 cards): Four Ex to Ex-Mt, nine Vg to Vg-Ex, and eight lesser. Keys: #40 Kell (Ex), 230 Ashburn (Pr-Fr), 270 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 295 Minoso (PSA EX-MT 6), 324 Wilhelm (Ex), 370 Berra (Vg/Vg-Ex), 386 Bailey/Tebbets/F. Robinson (Vg), 393 Kubek (Vg-Ex+), 479 Fox AS (100/0 L/R, otherwise Vg), and 482 Banks AS (Gd).
11) 1959 Topps (55 cards): 31% Vg-Ex to Ex, 44% Gd to Vg, and 25% lesser. Keys: two #35 Kluszewski (Vg-Ex+ and Pr-Fr), 147 Long/Banks/Moryn (Vg+), 149 Bunning (Fr), two 155 Slaughter (both Vg-Ex), 166 Minoso/Colavito/Doby (Vg-Ex), 310 Aparicio (Vg+), two 317 Ashburn/Mays (Vg-Ex+ and Fr), 350 Banks (Vg-Ex), two 390 Cepeda (both Vg), two 408 Fox/Aparicio (both Gd), 415 Mazeroski (Vg-Ex), 435 F. Robinson (Fr), 450 Mathews (Gd), 468 Snider's Play (Gd), 469 Hustler Banks (trimmed, otherwise Ex-Mt), 555 Mazeroski AS (Ex), and 560 Aparicio AS (Vg-Ex).
12) 1960 Topps (27 cards): 74% range from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex), 26% lesser. Keys: #1 Wynn (Vg-Ex), 7 Mays/Rigney (Vg), 55 Mazeroski (Vg), 173 Martin (Pr), 210 Killebrew (Fr), 227 Stengel (Vg), 262 Bauer (Ex), 264 Roberts (Gd), 295 Hodges (Vg), 300 Aaron (1/99 T/B, otherwise Gd), two 429 Fox/Kuenn (Vg+ and Fr), and 570 Drysdale AS (Vg+).
13) 1960 Fleer (5 cards): #1 Lajoie (Vg-Ex), 18 Manush (Gd), 37 O'Doul (Nr/Mt), 50 Chance (Fr due to pinhole), and 65 Heilmann (Ex).
14) 1961 Fleer (6 cards): #66 Newhouser (Vg), 100 Coveleskie (Ex), 125 (Ex-Mt), 139 (Ex-Mt), 146 (Ex), and 151 (Vg).
15) 1961 Topps (74 cards): 8% Ex, 70% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 22% lesser. Keys: #20 Roberts (Vg-Ex), two 25 Pinson/Bell/F. Robinson (Vg-Ex and Vg), 35 Santo RC (Gd), 88 Ashburn (Pr), 89 Martin (Vg/Vg-Ex), 350 Banks (Vg), 402 Larsen Perfect Game (Vg-Ex+), 404 Hornsby (Vg), 406 Mantle HR (Vg), 408 Mathewson (Vg-Ex+), 429 Kaline (miscut right edge, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 430 Mazeroski (Vg).
16) 1962 Topps (42 cards): 14% Ex, 62% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 24% lesser. Keys: #25 Banks (Fr-Gd), 33 Larsen (Ex), 52 NL Batting Ldrs (Gd+), two 54 NL HR Ldrs (Vg and Gd, both due mostly to centering), two 57 AL Pitching Leaders (Vg-Ex and Vg+), two 60 NL Strikeout Ldrs (Fr-Gd and Pr), 65 Richardson (Ex), two 73 Fox (5/95 T/B, otherwise Ex+ and Vg), 85 Hodges (Vg+), 99 Powell RC (15/85 T/B, otherwise Ex), 141 Ruth Twilight Years (Fr), 143 Ruth Greatest Hero (10/90 T/B, otherwise Ex+), 243 Roberts (Vg), 353 Mazeroski (Vg), 370 Boyer (Vg-Ex), two 391 Mazeroski AS (Vg/Vg-Ex and Gd), 396 F. Robinson AS (Vg-Ex), 398 Drysdale AS (10/90 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 469 Aparicio AS (Vg), and 473 Howard AS (Gd+).
17) 1963 Topps (30 cards): 33% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a couple slightly better), 44% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 23% lesser. Keys: #18 Buc Blasters (Vg+), 43 Stengel/Woodling (Ex+), 54a 1962 Rookie Stars/DeBuscherre (Pr), 108 Wilhelm (Ex), 135 Ashburn (Vg), 205 Aparicio (Gd), 218 Lary/Mossi/Bunning (Gd), 228 Kranepool/Oliva RC (Gd-Vg), 233 Stengel (Gd+), 242 Banks/Aaron (Vg-Ex), 323 Mazeroski (Vg-Ex+), 353 Williams (Vg-Ex), 365 Bunning (out of focus, Vg), 415 Gibson (Gd), and 440 Marichal (Vg).
18) 1964 Topps (231 cards): 16% Vg-Ex to Ex, 66% Gd to Vg, and 18% lesser. Keys: #5 NL Strikeout Leaders (Vg), 10 AL HR Ldrs (Vg), two 41 Friendly Foes (Fr and Pr), 55 Banks (Vg), 81 All-Star Vets (Vg+), 109 Staub (Vg-Ex), 128 Lolich (5/95 L/R, otherwise Gd), three 155 Snider (two Gd and Fr), five 175 B. Williams (Ex, Vg, and three Gd), 182 Sox Sockers (Vg-Ex+), 205 Fox (Vg-Ex), two 265 Bunning (Vg and Pr), 280 Marichal (Gd+), 285 Roberts (Vg+), 306 Giant Gunners (Vg), two 350 McCovey (Vg and Pr), two 400 Spahn (both Gd), 415 Kubek (Vg-Ex), 468 Perry (both Vg), and 540 Aparicio (Pr-Fr).
19) 1965 Topps (21 cards): 19% Ex, 48% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 33% lesser. Keys: #4 NL HR Leaders (Vg), 15 Roberts (Ex+), 16 Morgan RC (Pr-Fr), 50 Marichal (Vg+), 99 Hodges (Ex), 187 Stengel (Gd), 193 Perry (Vg+), 200 Torre (Ex-Mt), 220 Williams (miscut, otherwise Gd), 410 Aparicio (Pr), and 540 Brock (pen on reverse, otherwise Vg).
20) 1966 Topps (47 cards): 13% Ex or slightly better, 51% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 36% lesser. Keys: #36 Hunter (Fr), 50 Mantle (Pr due to tape on corners), 76 Schoendienst (Vg), 90 Aparicio (Fr), 110 Banks (Fr), two 125 Brock (Vg and Gd), 195 Morgan (Vg), 217 NL HR Leaders (Ex), 254 Jenkins RC (Vg+), 310 F. Robinson (Gd), 365 Maris (Pr due to tape on corners), 386 Hodges (Vg+), 500 Aaron (Gd), 530 Roberts (Vg), and 580 Williams (Fr-Gd due to stain).
21) 1967 Topps (93 cards): 63% Ex to Ex-Mt, 20% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 17% lesser. Keys: two #1 The Champs (Vg and Gd), 20 Cepeda (Vg), 63 Brock/Flood (Ex), 70 Santo (Gd), 100 F. Robinson (Gd), 140 Stargell (Vg), 166 Mathews (Vg-Ex+), 215 Banks (Gd+), three 216 Bengal Belters (two Vg-Ex and Fr), 236 NL Pitching Leaders (Pr-Fr), 241 AL RBI Leaders (Nr/Mt), 243 AL HR Leaders (Vg), 285 Brock (Vg-Ex), two 315 Williams (Vg-Ex and Gd), 333 Jenkins (Vg-Ex), 337 Morgan (Ex+), 422 Wilhelm (Ex), 423 Fence Busters (Gd), 456 Niekro (Vg-Ex+), and 512 Schoendienst (Vg/Vg-Ex).
22) 1968 Topps (39 cards): 10% Ex, 49% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 41% lesser. Keys: #1 NL Batting Leaders (Vg), 3 NL RBI Leaders (Fr), 27 Hodges (Fr), 37 Williams (Vg), 45 Seaver (Gd), 58 Mathews (Fr-Gd), 80 Carew (Gd), 85 Perry (Vg), 103 Sutton (Vg-Ex), 130 Perez (Gd), 144 Morgan (Vg-Ex), 220 Killebrew (Pr-Fr), 257 Niekro (Gd), 290 McCovey (Fr), 310 Aparicio (Vg-Ex), 362 Cepeda AS (Gd), two 364 Morgan AS (Vg-Ex and Vg), 385 Hunter (Vg-Ex), two 500 F. Robinson (both Gd-Vg), and 520 Brock (Nr/Mt+).
23) 1969 Topps (42 cards): 17% Ex, 68% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 15% lesser. Keys: two #6 NL HR Leaders (Vg-Ex and Vg), two 20 Banks (Vg+ and Gd+), 35 Morgan (Ex+), three 75 Aparicio (Ex and two Vg), 85 Brock (Vg-Ex+), 100 Aaron (80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 175 Bunning (Vg+), 200 Gibson (Vg), three 235 Hunter (Vg-Ex, Vg, and Gd), 255 Carlton (Vg+), 355 Niekro (Vg), 370 Marichal (Vg), two 385 Cepeda (Vg-Ex and Gd), two 400 Drysdale (Ex+ and Fr), 416 McCovey AS (Vg+), 419 Carew AS (Vg+), 428 Brock AS (Vg), 432 Gibson AS (Vg), 450 Williams (Vg-Ex+), 485 Perry (Vg-Ex), 516 Weaver (Vg), and 573 Palmer (Vg+).

This is a very substantial grouping of cards, literally a collection unto itself, from twenty-three popular sets spanning the 1950s to the 1960s. Total: 842 cards. The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be an additional shipping charge for this lot.