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1953 Topps Autographed Set (260 of 274)
Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $16,240.00
1953 Topps near-complete set comprised of 260 of the 274 cards in the set, all autographed. Missing just the following fourteen cards for a complete autographed set of 1953 Topps: #1 Robinson, 15, 22, 27 Campanella, 82 Mantle, 150, 160, 161, 193, 218, 220 Paige, 241, 244 Mays, and 245. 66% of the cards are signed in ballpoint pen and 34% are signed in Sharpie marker or felt-tip pen. The signatures are strong throughout, ranging in grade from a "7" to a "10," averaging "8/9" overall. Keys: #10 Burgess SP (Vg-Ex), 37 Mathews (Vg-Ex), 41 Slaughter (Ex), 54 Feller (Vg-Ex), 61 Wynn SP (Vg-Ex), 62 Irvin (Ex), 76 Reese (Ex), 77 Mize (Ex), 78 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex), 81 Black SP (Ex), 86 Martin (Ex), 87 Lopat (Vg), 104 Berra (Gd-Vg), 114 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex/Ex), 119 Sain SP (Ex), 138 Kell (Ex), 147 Spahn (Ex), 149 DiMaggio (Vg-Ex), 151 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex), 162 Kluszewski (Ex), 191 Kiner (Vg-Ex), 207 Ford (Ex), 228 Newhouser (no left border, otherwise Ex), 246 Face (Vg), 254 Roe (Ex), 258 Gilliam (Vg), 263 Podres (Vg-Ex), 265 Jensen (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex), 273 Haddix (Ex), 280 Bolling (Vg). A few of the many key signed cards of now deceased players include: Thompson, Drews, Kinder, Hooper, W. Jones, St. Claire, Porterfield, S. Gordon, Courtney, B. Schultz, Podbielan, Bernier, Lowrey, Lollar, A. Reynolds, Wertz, Simpson, Scarborough, Runnels, and McMillan. The balance of the cards range in grade from Very Good to Excellent condition. 1953 Topps, of course, are one of the most attractive and popular card sets ever issued. This is a beautifully assembled and exceptionally attractive completely autographed near set. Total 260 cards. LOAs from Mike Gutierrez/GAI and James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $2,500/$5,000. SOLD FOR $16,240.00
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