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1954 Topps "Scoop" Complete Set (156)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,856.00
5% Nr/Mt, 35% Ex-Mt, 40% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, 20% Vg (includes a few slightly lesser). Issued in 1954, "Scoop" is one of the most highly regarded and popular of all postwar sets. Each of the 156 card fronts feature beautiful full-color illustrations of a great event in American history, accompanied by a miniature "newspaper headline" and story on the reverse. There are eleven cards related to sports figures in the set, including Babe Ruth. Keys: #3 Lindbergh Flies Atlantic (30/70 L/R, o/w Ex-Mt), 27 Feller Strikeout King (25/75 T/B, o/w Nr/Mt), 39 Dempsey Defeats Williard (Vg), 40 Louis New Champ (Vg-Ex), 41 Babe Ruth (Ex), 65 Marciano KOs Walcott (Ex/Ex-Mt), 71 Sullivan Defeated (Ex), 110 Notre Dame's 4 Horsemen (70/30 L/R, o/w Ex-Mt), 128 Owens Races Horse (rubberband marks, o/w Nr/Mt), 129 Hogan New Golf King (Nr/Mt), 130 Braves Go To Milwaukee (Nr/Mt), and 156 26-Inning Tie Game (Ex/Ex-Mt). This classic nonsport set is filled with many great historical events. This is a particularly fresh, clean, sharp-looking set in very strong condition for this scarce, early Topps issue. Total 156 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,856.00
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