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1953 and 1954 Topps "Shoebox" Collection (378)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $3,525.00

Original boyhood shoebox collection of 378 Topps baseball cards, dating from 1953 and 1954, is comprised of 189 cards from each year and is highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, including 1953 Topps #1 Jackie Robinson, 1953 Topps #220 Satchell Paige, and both 1954 Topps Ted Williams (#1 and 250). 1) 1953 Topps: 155 different including 40 scarce high numbers (out of 274 cards in set): 90% range from Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few Ex), 10% lesser. Keys: #1 J. Robinson (Gd-Vg), 10 Burgess (Vg), 27 Campanella (Vg-Ex) 37 Mathews (Vg), 41 Slaughter (Vg), 43 McDougald SP (Vg), 62 Irvin (Vg-Ex), 77 Mize (Vg-Ex), 78 Schoendienst (Ex), 81 Black SP (Ex), 87 Lopat SP (Vg-Ex), 104 Berra (Pr-Fr), 114 Rizzuto (Vg/Vg-Ex), 138 Kell (Pr-Fr), 147 Spahn (Vg/Vg-Ex), 162 Kluszewski SP (Vg-Ex/Ex), 220 Paige (Vg-Ex), 254 Roe (Ex), 258 Gilliam (Vg-Ex/Ex), 264 Woodling (Vg-Ex), 265 Jensen SP (Vg-Ex), 273 Haddix SP (Vg), and 280 Bolling SP (Gd-Vg). Also included are thirty-four duplicates for a total of 189 1953 Topps cards. 2) 1954 Topps: 163 different (out of 250 cards in set): 90% range from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex), 10% lesser. Keys: #1 Williams (Vg), 3 Irvin (Vg-Ex), 7 Kluszewski (Vg), 10 Robinson (Vg-Ex/Ex), 13 Martin (Vg-Ex/Ex), 17 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex/Ex), 20 Spahn (Ex), 30 Mathews (Vg-Ex/Ex), 32 Snider (Vg-Ex/Ex), 36 Wilhelm (Ex), 37 Ford (Ex), 45 Ashburn (Vg-Ex/Ex), 50 Berra (Vg-Ex), 70 Doby (Ex), 90 Mays (Vg), 94 Banks (Fr-Gd), and 250 Williams (Pr-Fr). Also included are twenty-six duplicates for a total of 189 1954 Topps. This is a very substantial mixed-grade original-owner collection of early 1950s bubble-gum cards, which has been stored away in a shoebox for decades, completely unpicked, including many highlights and several of the key cards of the era. Total 378 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $3,525.00


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