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1952 to 1959 Topps Partial Set Collection (7 Sets, 1,648 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $7,638

Collection of seven partially complete Topps sets from the following years: 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, and 1959. 1) 1952 Topps (180 of 407 cards plus 61 of 80 black backs, 241 cards): 50% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (includes a few slightly better), 50% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). The group is comprised of 174 different low-numbers, six high-numbers, and an additional sixty-one different low-numbers with black backs for a total of 241 cards. Low-Number Keys (1-310): #1 Pafko (Gd-Vg), 2 Runnels (Pr), 20 Loes RC (Vg), 26 Irvin (Vg), 36 Hodges (no bottom border, otherwise Vg-Ex), 37 Snider (80/20 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 48 Page/correct (Vg/Vg-Ex), 49 Sain/correct (Gd), 57 Lopat (Ex), 59 Roberts (Gd), 65 Slaughter (Vg), 66 Roe (Vg-Ex), 67 Reynolds (Vg-Ex), 88 Feller (Gd), 91 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex), 122 Jensen (pencil on back, otherwise Ex), 129 Mize (Vg), 191 Berra (Vg-Ex), 215 Bauer (Ex-Mt), 227 Garagiola (Vg-Ex), 243 Doby (Pr), 268 Lemon (Vg), 274 Branca (Vg/Vg-Ex), 277 Wynn (Vg-Ex). Six High-Numbers: #316 (Pr), 318 (Pr), 332 (Vg-Ex/Ex), 336 (Pr), 361 (Pr), 373 (rejected by PSA for slight trim, otherwise Ex). Black-Back Keys (#1-80): #1 Pafko (Vg/Vg-Ex), 22 DiMaggio (Vg), 26 Irvin (Ex), 29 Kluszewski (Ex), 36 Hodges (Gd), 37 Snider (Gd), 48 Page/correct (Vg), 57 Lopat (Ex), 59 Roberts (Ex), 65 Slaughter (Vg), 66 Roe (Vg-Ex), 67 Reynolds (Vg-Ex). 2) 1953 Topps (134 of 274 cards): 15% Vg-Ex (with a few slightly better), 85% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #10 Burgess SP (Gd), 37 Mathews (Vg), 41 Slaughter (Vg), 61 Wynn SP (Gd-Vg), 62 Irvin (Vg-Ex), 77 Mize (Vg), 78 Schoendienst (Gd-Vg), 81 Black SP (Vg), 104 Berra (Fr), 147 Spahn (Vg), 151 Wilhelm (Fr), 162 Kluszewski (Gd), 191 Kiner (Gd), 207 Ford (Pr), 254 Roe (miscut along top border, otherwise Vg), 264 Woodling (Vg), and 265 Jensen SP (Fr-Gd). 3) 1954 Topps (160 of 250 cards): 25% Vg-Ex (with a few slightly better), 75% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #1 Williams (Gd), 3 Irvin (Fr), 7 Kluszewski (Vg), 10 Robinson (Gd-Vg), 13 Martin (Pr), 17 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 30 Mathews (Vg), 32 Snider (Vg), 36 Wilhelm (Fr), 37 Ford (Vg/Vg-Ex), 50 Berra (Vg-Ex), 94 Banks (RC, Vg), 102 Hodges (Vg), 132 Lasorda (RC, Vg/Vg-Ex), and 239 Skowron (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex). 4) 1955 Topps (158 of 206 cards): 50% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (includes a few slightly better), 50% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #1 Rhodes (Gd), 28 Banks (Gd-Vg), 31 Spahn (70/30 L/R and 80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex), 100 Irvin (Vg), 120 Kluszewski (Ex), 123 Koufax RC (no right border, otherwise Vg), 124 Killebrew RC (no right border, otherwise Ex), 125 Boyer RC (Fr), 152 Agganis RC (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 155 Mathews (Vg), 189 Rizzuto (5/95 T/B, otherwise Ex), 198 Berra (Vg), and 210 Snider (miscut along the bottom, otherwise Ex). 5) 1956 Topps (194 of 340 cards): 40% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt , 25% Vg-Ex to Ex, 35% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #1 Harridge (Vg), 10 Spahn (Pr), 15 Banks (Fr), 20 Kaline (70/30 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 25 Kluszewski (Vg-Ex), 79 Koufax (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex), 101 Campanella (Ex), 107 Mathews (Ex), 113 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 164 Killebrew (80/20 L/R and 20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 166 Dodgers (Vg/Vg-Ex), 181 Martin (Gd-Vg), 200 Feller (Vg-Ex/Ex), 240 Ford (Ex-Mt), 251 Yankees (Gd), 260 Reese (Ex), 292 Aparicio RC (Ex). Included with the set is one of the two unnumbered checklist cards: #1/3 Checklist (unchecked, Vg-Ex). 6) 1957 Topps (342 of 407 cards): 50% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (includes a few slightly better), 50% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #2 Berra (Vg), 7 Aparicio (Vg-Ex), 15 Roberts (Ex), 20 Aaron (10/90 T/B, otherwise Vg), 24 Mazeroski (Ex), 25 Ford (Vg), 30 Reese (Vg), 35 F. Robinson RC (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex), 38 Fox (Ex), 40 Wynn (20/80 L/R, otherwise Vg), 55 Banks (Ex), 62 Martin (Vg), 70 Ashburn (Vg), 76 Clemente (Ex), 80 Hodges (Vg), 90 Spahn (Gd), 97 Yankees Team (Gd), 120 Lemon (Vg), 125 Kaline (Gd-Vg), 154 Schoendienst (Vg), 165 Kluszewski (Ex), 250 Mathews (Gd-Vg), 312 Kubek RC (Vg), 324 Dodgers Team (Vg-Ex), 338 Bunning RC (Gd-Vg), 400 Dodgers' Sluggers (Fr), 407 Mantle/Berra (Gd). 7) 1959 Topps (419 of 572 cards): 30% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, and 70% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #20 Snider (wax stains, otherwise Ex), 30 Fox (Vg), 40 Spahn (Vg), 50 Mays (Vg-Ex), 149 Bunning (Vg), 155 Slaughter (Vg), 180 Berra (Vg), 260 Wynn (Vg), 310 Aparicio (Vg-Ex), 338 S. Anderson RC (Vg), 349 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex), 350 Banks (Ex), 380 Aaron (Vg-Ex/Ex), 387 Drysdale (Vg), 430 Ford (Vg-Ex/Ex), 435 F. Robinson (Vg), 450 Mathews (Vg/Vg-Ex), 510 Yankees Team (Ex). These seven partial sets are a substantial collection as is, or could provide the foundation for the assembly of a very attractive 1950s Topps complete set run. Total 1,648 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $7,638


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