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1955 Topps Near-Complete Set (205 of 206)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,528

20% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, and 80% Vg and lesser grades (mostly Gd). Missing just one card (#210 Snider) for completion. This is a very presentable technically low- to mid-grade near-complete set of the classic 1955 Topps issue. Of special note is the fact that this set has been consigned by the original owner, who assembled this set and has saved it since 1955! In his eyes, this is the best-looking set in the world. While technically we have to grade the cards as we see them, we have to agree that this is a very carefully preserved and beautiful low- to mid-grade set. It is true that these cards have seen a little natural wear from the "old days" on the playground, but they have also been intentionally saved and protected from all elements as special childhood keepsakes. This set will never be the number-one PSA Registry set, but even though they have seen a little flipping, it's also a set that is hard not to like. Highlighted by the rookie cards of Sandy Koufax and Roberto Clemente, the 1955 Topps also includes many additional key star cards, including Ted Williams and Willie Mays. We have selected three cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: #1 Rhodes (Vg), 2 Williams (Gd), 4 Kaline (VG/EX 50), 28 Banks (Pr), 31 Spahn (Pr), 47 Aaron (Gd-Vg), 50 Robinson (Vg), 100 Irvin (Pr), 120 Kluszewski (Vg), 123 Koufax RC (VG/EX 50), 124 Killebrew RC (Vg-Ex), 125 Boyer RC (Gd-Vg), 152 Agganis RC (Pr), 155 Mathews (EX 60), 164 Clemente (Pr), 187 Hodges (Vg), 189 Rizzuto (Vg), 194 Mays (Vg), and 198 Berra (Vg), and 210 Snider (Vg). Affordable low- to mid-grade sets of classic issues from the 1950s such as this always generate tremendous collector interest. Total 205 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,528

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