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Lot # 647 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1949 to 1974 Topps High-Grade Collection Including Stars (204)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $7,637.50

Carefully assembled collection of 204 Topps and Bowman baseball cards, spanning the years 1949 to 1974, with representation of thirteen different quality issues, highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, including rookie cards of Roberto Clemente, Tom Seaver, and Nolan Ryan. This is not a random group of cards. These cards were put aside decades ago by a very discriminating collector, long before professional grading existed, as a representative selection of cards from these sets. He naturally kept a lot of better cards. These cards have been in a closet for over thirty years! We have selected twenty-two cards to be graded and encapsulated by PSA. 1) 1949 Bowman (1 card): #84 Campanella RC (PSA EX-MT 6). 2) 1952 Topps (19 cards): #20 Loes (Ex), 21, 22 DiMaggio (Ex), 23, 26 Irvin (Ex-Mt), 31, 34, 35, two 36 Hodges (Ex-Mt and Ex), 37 Snider (PSA EX 5), 49 Sain/error (PSA EX-MT 6), 54, 55, 62, two 67 Reynolds (Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), 69, and 76. All the cards have black backs. 3) 1954 Bowman (1 card): #105. 4) 1954 Topps (9 cards): #36 Wilhelm (Ex-Mt), three 126, 130 Bauer (Ex), 132 Lasorda RC (Ex-Mt), 139 The O'Briens (Ex-Mt), 166 Podres (Nr/Mt), and 235. 5) 1955 Topps (106 cards, quantities of commons is noted in parenthesis): three #1 Rhodes (two Ex and one PSA VG 3), two 22 Skowron (PSA NM-MT 8 and NM 7), 24, two 28 Banks (Ex-Mt and Ex), 31 Spahn (Ex), 70 (5), 100 Irvin (Ex), 125 Boyer RC (PSA NM 7), two 152 Agganis RC (PSA NM 7 and Ex-Mt), 155 Mathews (Ex-Mt), 161, 164 Clemente RC (no right border and a very thin bottom border, otherwise Ex-Mt), 165, 166 (2), 167 (3), 168 (3), 169 (2), 170 (4), 171 (3), 172 (4), 173, 176 (2), 177, 178, 179 (5), 180 (3), 181, 182, 184 (4), 185, 188 (2), two 189 Rizzuto (both Ex-Mt), 190 (5), 191 (3), 192 (3), 193 (2), 195 (4), 196 (4), 197 (3), 199 (2), six 200 Jensen (one PSA NM-MT 8, three Ex-Mt, two Ex), 201 (2), 202, 205, 206, and 207 (2). 6) 1956 Topps (55 cards): #9, two 10 Spahn (Ex-Mt and Ex), two 15 Banks (Ex-Mt and Ex), 22, 25 Kluszewski (Ex), 51, 60, 61 Skowron (Ex), three 72 Phillies team (all no date, name centered variation), 76, 82, two 85 Indians team (both no date, name centered variation), 90 Redlegs team (no date, name centered), 95 Braves team (no date, name centered, Ex), 99 Zimmer (Ex-Mt), two 100 Orioles team (one dated, Ex and no date, name centered, Ex-Mt), 120 Ashburn (Ex-Mt), two 134, 140, 145 Hodges (Ex), 164 Killebrew (Nr/Mt), 165 Schoendienst (Ex-Mt), 166 Dodgers team (PSA EX 5), 178, 208 Howard (Ex-Mt), 225, 228, 233, 257, 266, two 268, two 273, 276, 280, 295, two 303, 307 Wilhelm (Nr/Mt), 314, 323, 327, 329, 330, 337, and two 1/3 series Checklists (both unchecked and grade Ex). 7) 1958 Topps (3 cards): #43, 60 (yellow name, Nr/Mt-Mt), and 70 Kaline (yellow team, PSA NM 7 [ST]). 8) 1959 Topps (2 cards): #317 Ashburn/Mays (PSA NM-MT 8) and 563 Mays AS (PSA EX-MT 6). 9) 1960 Topps (1 card): #148 Yastrzemski RC (PSA NM 7). 10) 1961 Topps (1 card): #290 Musial (PSA EX-MT 6). 11) 1967 Topps (1 card): #581 Seaver RC (PSA NM 7). 12) 1968 Topps (4 cards): #45 Seaver (PSA EX 5), 150 Clemente (PSA EX 5), 177 Ryan RC (PSA EX-MT 6), and 330 Maris (PSA EX-MT 6). 13) 1974 Topps (2 cards): two #283 Schmidt (both PSA MINT 9). The balance of the cards in this collection averages Ex-Mt overall (but includes a few slightly lesser and a few slightly better). This is a very attractive and very carefully assembled high-grade collection of 204 cards including many stars, Hall of Famers, and key cards. The SMR value for just the twenty-two graded cards (not including the other 182 ungraded cards) is $3,740. Total 204 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000+. SOLD FOR $7,637.50


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