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1952 Topps Complete Set (407)
Starting Bid - $5,000.00 , Sold For - $32,312.50
1952 Topps complete set of 407 cards. This is an extremely attractive, very carefully assembled, very clean, mid- to high-grade set, rarely offered this nice as a complete set, with many rare high numbers and most key cards in fairly high grade, including many key cards and many of the rare high-number cards. This is a beautiful set. The Mantle is a strong Vg example, and has a far superior appearance than its technically accurate grade by PSA. The low numbers (#1-310) grade as follows: 15% Ex-Mt, 55% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, and 30% range from Fr to Vg (averaging Gd). The rare high numbers (#311-407) grade as follows: 53% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 20% Vg-Ex, and 27% Vg (includes a few slightly lesser). We have selected twenty-six cards to be graded and encapsulated by PSA. Low-Number Keys (1-310): #1 Pafko (Gd), 2 Runnels (Gd), 11 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 20 Loes RC (Ex), 22 DiMaggio (Vg), 26 Irvin (Vg-Ex), 29 Kluszewski (Vg-Ex), 33 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 36 Hodges (Vg-Ex), 37 Snider (Vg), 48 Page/correct (Ex), 49 Sain/correct (Vg), 57 Lopat (Vg-Ex), 59 Roberts (Vg-Ex/Ex), 65 Slaughter (Vg), 66 Roe (Gd-Vg), 67 Reynolds (Vg-Ex), 88 Feller (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex), 91 Schoendienst (20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 122 Jensen (Ex/Ex-Mt), 129 Mize (Vg), 175 Martin RC (Vg-Ex), 191 Berra (Gd-Vg), 195 Minoso RC (Vg-Ex), 215 Bauer (Vg/Vg-Ex), 216 Ashburn (20/80 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex), 227 Garagiola (Vg), 243 Doby (Vg-Ex), 246 Kell (Vg), 250 Erskine (Ex/Ex-Mt), 261 Mays (PSA EX 5), 268 Lemon (Ex), 274 Branca (Ex), and 277 Wynn (Ex/Ex-Mt). High-Number Keys (#311-407): #311 Mantle (PSA VG 3, 70/30 T/B, with a little edge and corner wear, mostly in the upper right and lower left corners, and a vertical surface crease in the strong blue background; this is a very striking card), 312 Robinson (PSA VG-EX 4), 313 Thomson (PSA EX 5), 314 Campanella (PSA VG-EX 4), 315 Durocher (70/30 T/B, otherwise Vg), 321 Black RC (trimmed), 324 High # (PSA EX+ 5.5), 331 High # (PSA EX-MT 6), 333 Reese (PSA EX 5), 334 High # (PSA EX 5), 342 Labine RC (PSA EX 5), 344 Blackwell (PSA EX-MT 6), 347 Adcock (Ex), 351 Dark (Vg-Ex), 357 Burgess (ink mark on the back, otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex), 365 High # (PSA EX-MT 6), 366 High # (PSA EX-MT 6), 367 High # (PSA EX-MT 6), 369 Groat RC (PSA EX-MT 6), 372 McDougald RC (Vg), 375 High # (PSA EX-MT 6), 379 High # (PSA EX-MT 6), 380 High # (PSA EX-MT 6), 382 Jones RC (PSA EX 5), 384 Crosetti (PSA EX-MT 6), 387 High # (PSA EX-MT 6), 388 High # (PSA EX 5), 392 Wilhelm RC (PSA EX-MT 6), 394 Herman (PSA EX-MT 6), 396 Williams RC (Fr-Gd), 400 Dickey (PSA EX 5), 406 Nuxhall RC (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex), and 407 Mathews (PSA VG-EX 4). This is a beautiful high-quality complete set of one of card collecting's most revered issues. The break value is naturally tremendous on a set like this as well. These cards add up quickly, especially with so many of the star and high number cards being such strong examples for their technically accurate grades. The Mantle is accurately graded, for example, but you'd be hard pressed to find a nicer-looking PSA VG 3 example. This is an outstanding, rarely offered, very pleasing mixed-grade complete set of one of baseball-card collecting's premier issues, with numerous significant condition highlights. Total 407 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$20,000. SOLD FOR $32,312.50
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