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1950-1957 Topps Nonsport Complete Set Collection (10)

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $5,581.25

Extremely substantial and very carefully assembled lifetime collection comprised of nine complete classic 1950 to 1957 Topps nonsports sets, plus one additional 1960 set issued by Fleer, with many of the era’s scarcest and most popular issues. This is a magnificent collection. Includes: 1) 1950-1952 Topps “Freedom’s War” Complete Set (203): 5% Nr/Mt, 69% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex overall), 26% Vg. The tank cards (#97-103) are all die-cut variations. 2) 1950 Topps “Bring ’Em Back Alive” Complete Set (100): 75% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex overall), and 25% Vg. 3) 1951 Topps "Animals of the World" with wrapper Complete Set (100): 65% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, and 35% Vg. This set was the sequel to "Bring 'Em Back Alive." Accompanying the set is an original "Animals of the World" wrapper (Ex-Mt). 4) 1952 Topps "Look 'N See" Complete Set with wrapper (135): 70% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (with a few Ex-Mt), 30% Vg. The 135 card fronts feature full-color portraits of famous people from all areas of history. The only sports figure in the set is Babe Ruth (Ex). Keys: #30 Lindbergh (Vg-Ex), #45 Earhart (Vg-Ex), and #82 Rembrandt (Vg). Accompanying the set is an original "Look 'N See" wrapper (Ex-Mt). 5) 1953 Topps "Fighting Marines" Complete Set (96): 85% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt overall), 15% Vg. 6) 1953 Topps "Who-Z-At Star" Complete Set (80): 80% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, 20% Vg. 7) 1953 Topps "Wings" Complete Set (200): 15% Ex-Mt, 60% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, 25% Vg. 8) 1953-1955 Topps “World on Wheels” Complete Set with wrapper (180): 78% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (with a few Ex-Mt or better), 22% Vg. Accompanying the set is an original "World on Wheels" wrapper (Ex-Mt). 9) 1957 Topps “Hit Stars” Complete Set with wrapper (88): 30% Nr/Mt, 60% Ex-Mt, and 10% Ex (3 cards Vg). Accompanying the set is an original "Hit Stars" wrapper (Ex-Mt). 10) 1960 Fleer “Spins and Needles” Complete Set (80): 65% Nr/Mt, 25% Ex-Mt, and 10% Ex (5 cards Vg). This is an exceptional collection of ten extremely high quality nonsport complete sets, including many of the most popular nonsport sets issued from 1950 through 1957. Crisp and clean throughout, these are the personal sets assembled over a twenty year span by a longtime advanced collector, with an emphasis on overall eye-appeal. This a beautiful collection. Total 1,262 cards representing ten different complete sets. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000++. SOLD FOR $5,581.25


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