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1952-1954 Topps and Bowman "Shoebox Collection" (181)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,185.00
Original boyhood "shoebox collection" of 181 Topps and Bowman baseball cards dating from 1952 to 1954 is highlighted by numerous stars and key cards including 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle and #244 Willie Mays. Includes: 1) 1953 Topps (110 cards including 20 scarce high numbers): 90% range from Good to Vg-Ex (averaging Vg), 10% lesser. Keys: #1 J. Robinson (Gd), 37 Mathews (Gd), 76 Reese (Fr), 77 Mize (Fr), 82 Mantle (G-Vg, very nice looking card downgraded due to very light background stain at left, corner wear, and a couple of light corner creases), 207 Ford (Vg), #220 Paige (Vg/Vg-Ex), #244 Mays (Vg-Ex, sharp looking card with a few light surface creases and a little corner wear). 2) 1953 Bowman Color (33 cards): 30 cards range from Vg to Vg-Ex, 3 Gd. Keys: #18 Fox (Vg), 51 Irvin (Gd), 32 Musial (Vg), 33 Reese (a few pinpoint areas of paper loss to reverse otherwise Vg-Ex), 81 Slaughter (Vg). 3) 1953 Bowman B&W (21 cards): 13 cards Vg to Vg-Ex, 8 cards Gd. 4) 12 1952 Topps (Fr to Vg), 2 1952 Bowman (Vg), 3 1954 Bowman (Ex). Attractive medium-grade original owner collection of 179 different cards (plus two duplicates) including several key cards of the era. Total 181 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,185.00
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