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1953 Topps Near-Complete Set (243 of 274) Including Mantle and Mays

Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $6,463

Outstanding near-complete set of 1953 Topps set (243 of 274 cards). 15% Nr/Mt, 65% Ex-Mt, 20% Ex (includes a few cards slightly lesser). 1953 Topps is universally recognized as one of the most popular and collected of all 1950s gum issues, and one of the most significant of all postwar baseball card issues. This very high quality near-complete set is missing the following thirty-one cards for completion: #61 Wynn, 87 Lopat, 96, 114 Rizzuto, 121, 132, 147 Spahn, 162 Kluszewski, 169, 191 Kiner, 210, 215, 222, 229, 233, 235, 242, 246 Face, 250, 251, 255, 259, 260, 262, 266, 269, 270, 272, 273 Haddix, 274, and 276. We have selected ten cards to be graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #1 Robinson (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 10 Burgess SP (Ex), 27 Campanella (PSA EX 5), 37 Mathews (PSA EX-MT 6), 41 Slaughter (Ex-Mt), 54 Feller (PSA NM 7), 62 Irvin (Ex), 76 Reese (PSA EX 5 mc, miscut along the top border on the reverse), 77 Mize (Ex-Mt), 78 Schoendienst (Ex), 81 Black SP (25/75 L/R, otherwise Ex), 82 Mantle (PSA EX 5), 86 Martin SP (PSA EX-MT+ 6.5), 104 Berra (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 119 Sain SP (Ex-Mt), 138 Kell (75/25 L/R, otherwise Ex), 149 DiMaggio (Ex-Mt), 151 Wilhelm SP (Ex-Mt), 207 Ford (Vg-Ex), 220 Paige (PSA EX 5), 228 Newhouser (PSA EX-MT 6), 244 Mays (PSA EX 5 oc, 15/85 L/R), 254 Roe (75/25 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 258 Gilliam (Ex-Mt), 263 Podres SP (Ex), 264 Woodling (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex), 265 Jensen SP (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 280 Bolling SP (PSA EX-MT 6). This is an exceptionally sharp and attractive high-grade near set of 1953 Topps, far above average for this issue. Total 243 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+. SOLD FOR $6,463


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