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1959 Topps Complete Set (572) with 135 SGC-Graded Cards

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,993.75

High-grade complete set of the classic 1959 Topps baseball set. Of the 572 cards in the set, 135 (24%) have been professionally graded and encapsulated by SGC, including many of the key cards (Mantle, Clemente, Mays, and Gibson). This is a beautiful, very carefully assembled set. Most cards are both sharp and extremely well centered. The 1959 Topps set is highlighted by all the stars and Hall of Famers of the era, including the rookie card of St. Louis Cardinal HOFer Bob Gibson. The SGC grades are as follows: One NM/MT+ 92: #472. Eight NM/MT 88: #50 Mays, 152, 158, 194, 422, 491, 497, and 566. Fifteen NM+ 86: #3, 66, 70, 117, 135, 172, 214, 220, 243, 356, 393, 402, 406, 413, and 478 Clemente. 111 NM 84: #7, 9, 10 Mantle, 13, 16, 19, 21, 24, 28, 30 Fox, 43, 51, 52, 53, 55, 57, 62, 65, 67, 73, 82, 83, 84, 85, 91, 96, 103, 108, 131, 138, 139, 140, 143, 148, 160, 173, 181, 186, 188, 191, 217, 249, 252, 266, 272, 282, 287, 294, 297, 298, 299, 307, 309, 311, 313, 323, 326, 328, 331, 332, 333, 340, 342, 343, 354, 363, 365, 366, 368, 370, 374, 375, 382, 385, 386, 389, 396, 404, 410, 411, 412, 424, 425, 426, 434, 436, 437, 447, 452, 454, 464 Mays' Catch, 466, 467 Aaron Clubs Homer, 469, 470 Musial Hit, 475, 477, 479, 481, 483, 487, 488, 495, 502, 504, 512, 514 Gibson RC, 531, 532, 543 Corsair Outfield (Clemente), and 556. Keys: #20 Snider (Ex), 40 Spahn (Ex), 150 Musial (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex), 163 Koufax (80/20 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 180 Berra (Ex), 202 Maris (Ex), 212 Fence Busters (Ex), 338 S. Anderson RC (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex), 350 Banks (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex), 360 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 380 Aaron (Ex), 387 Drysdale (Vg), 430 Ford (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 435 F. Robinson (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 439 B. Robinson (Ex), 461 Mantle Homer (Vg-Ex), 515 Killebrew (Ex-Mt), 528 Pirates Team (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex), 550 Campanella (Vg-Ex), 561 Aaron AS (20/80 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 563 Mays AS (Vg-Ex/Ex), 564 Mantle AS (Vg). The 437 cards which have not been encapsulated are comprised primarily of commons. The condition of the not yet encapsulated cards ranges in grade from Ex to Nr/Mt condition, averaging Ex-Mt overall. It is expensive to encapsulate a complete set with hundreds of cards, but the collector who put this set together did make the investment of grading 135 cards, which for a set that is not entirely graded is an extremely substantial selection. This a very carefully assembled set with tremendous eye-appeal. This set obviously has tremendous break value. Crisp and attractive complete set of this classic 1950s issue. Total 572 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,993.75


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