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1951 to 1975 Topps "Shoebox" Collection Including Stars (332)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $5,288

Collection of 332 assorted (300 different) Topps baseball cards, dating from 1951 to 1975, highlighted by an extremely high concentration of stars and Hall of Famers, including Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, etc. The 332 count total includes seventeen 1952-1955 Red Man Tobacco cards and one 1954 New York Journal-American card (Mickey Mantle, Nr/Mt) as noted below. Technically this is not a "shoebox" collection, but is a carefully assembled collection spanning 25 years of card issues, put together by a dedicated collector, with an emphasis on 1956 Topps and selected favorite players and star cards from all years. 1) 1951 Topps Red Backs (31 cards): condition ranges from Vg to Vg-Ex, including #24 Bauer (Vg) and 31 Hodges (Vg-Ex). 2) 1952 Topps (4 cards): #111 (Vg), 185 (Vg-Ex), 195 Minoso (Vg-Ex), and 227 Garagiola (Vg-Ex/Ex). 3) 1953 Topps (5 cards): four cards grade Ex-Mt: #16, 54 Feller, 137, and 254 Roe; one card grades Ex: #29. 4) 1954 Topps (4 cards): two Ex: #30 Mathews and 43; two Vg-Ex: #15 and 132 Lasorda RC. 5) 1955 Topps (35 cards): condition ranges from Ex to Ex-Mt, including #22 Skowron (Nr/Mt), 47 Aaron (Ex), 75 Amoros RC (Ex), and 187 Hodges (Ex). 6) 1956 Topps (157 cards): condition ranges from Vg to Nr/Mt, averaging Ex overall. Keys: #1 Harridge (Vg-Ex), 5 Williams (Ex-Mt), 8 Alston (Nr/Mt), 10 Spahn (Ex-Mt), 15 Banks (Vg), 20 Kaline (Ex-Mt), two 25 Kluszewski (Nr/Mt and Ex), two 30 Robinson (Ex and Vg), 79 Koufax (Ex-Mt), 107 Mathews (Ex-Mt), 109 Slaughter (Nr/Mt), two 118 Fox (both Ex), 120 Ashburn (Ex), 130 Mays (Ex), 145 Hodges (Ex-Mt), 150 Snider (Ex-Mt), 164 Killebrew (Ex), two 165 Schoendienst (Ex-Mt and Ex), 180 Roberts (Ex), 181 Martin (Ex-Mt), 187 Wynn (Vg), 195 Kell (Ex-Mt), 200 Feller (Ex-Mt), 255 Lemon (Ex-Mt), 260 Reese (Ex-Mt), two 292 Aparicio (both Ex-Mt), Checklist 2/4 (checked, otherwise Vg). 7) 1957 Topps (7 cards): condition ranges from Ex to Ex-Mt. #80 Hodges, 121, 165 Kluszewski, 172, 210 Campanella, 214, and 324 Dodgers team. 8) 1958 Topps (5 cards): condition ranges from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt. #476 Musial AS, 479 Fox AS, 480 Mathews AS, 483 Aparicio AS, and 485 Williams AS. 9) 1959 Topps (4 cards): all grade Ex-Mt. #50 Mays, 202 Maris, 360 Kaline, and 469 Banks Wins MVP. 10) 1960 Topps (19 cards): condition ranges from Ex to Ex-Mt, including #18 Dodgers team (Ex), 136 Kaat RC (Nr/Mt), 200 Mays (Ex-Mt), 316 McCovey RC (Ex-Mt), 332 Yankees team (Ex), 377 Maris (Ex-Mt), 445 Spahn (Ex), 490 F. Robinson (Ex-Mt), and 563 Mantle AS (Ex). 11) 1961 Topps (9 cards): #1 Groat (Ex-Mt), 65 Klu (Ex-Mt), 228 Yankees team (Ex-Mt), 290 Musial (80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 388 Clemente (Ex-Mt), 475 Mantle (Vg), 478 Maris (Nr/Mt), 490 Bunning (Ex-Mt), and 578 Mantle AS (Vg-Ex). 12) 1962 Topps (1 card): #217 Alston (Nr/Mt). 13) 1963 Topps (4 cards): #2 AL Batting LDRS (Nr/Mt), 412 Dodgers' Big Three (Ex-Mt), 490 McCovey (Ex-Mt), and 525 Fox (Ex). 14) 1964 Topps (4 cards): all grade Ex-Mt. #177 Killebrew, 300 Aaron, 331 AL Bombers, and 543 Uecker. 15) 1965 Topps (8 cards): condition ranges from Ex to Nr/Mt, including #130 Kaline (Ex), 300 Koufax (Ex), 330 Ford (Ex-Mt), 526 Hunter RC (Nr/Mt). 16) 1966 Topps (1 card): #288 Sutton RC (Nr/Mt-Mt). 17) 1967 Topps (2 cards): #30 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 150 Mantle (Ex-Mt). 18) 1968 Topps (3 cards): #150 Clemente (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 247 Bench RC (Nr/Mt), 330 Maris (Ex-Mt). 19) 1969 Topps (2 cards): #216 Sutton (Ex-Mt), 500 Mantle (Nr/Mt). 20) 1970 Topps (4 cards): #315 Aparicio (nr/Mt), 350 Clemente (Nr/Mt), 580 Rose (Nr/Mt-Mt), 640 Kaline (Ex-Mt). 21) 1971 Topps (1 card): #20 Jackson (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt). 22) 1971 Topps Greatest Moments (2 cards): #15 Rose (Ex), 38 Piniella (Ex-Mt). 23) 1974 Topps (1 card): #1 Aaron (Nr/Mt). 24) 1975 Topps (1 card): #660 Aaron (Ex-Mt). 25-28) 1952-1955 Red Man (17 cards w/tabs): 1952: #2N Ashburn (Ex-Mt), 14N, 21N Snider (Vg-Ex). 1953: #5N Campanella (Vg), 13A, 26N Musial (Vg). 1954: #13A and 14N. 1955: #2N, 11N, 13N, 14N, two 21A, 22A, 23N, 23A. 29) 1954 NY Journal-American (1 card): Mickey Mantle (Nr/Mt). Fascinating and very substantial collection of mostly Topps cards highlighted by dozens of stars and Hall of Famers. Complete inventory list is available via email or fax. Total 332 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $5,288


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