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1952 and 1953 Topps "Shoebox" Collection Including Stars (311)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $5,581

Completely unpicked original boyhood "shoebox" collection of 311 different Topps baseball cards, dating from 1952 and 1953, highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, including 1952 Topps #1 Andy Pafko, 1952 Topps #261 Wille Mays, 1953 Topps #1 Jackie Robinson, 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle, and 1953 Topps #220 Satchel Paige. 1) 1952 Topps (222 different): 70% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt ), 25% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, and 5% lesser (mostly Fr-Gd). Includes sixty-five "black back" low-number (#1-80) cards (#1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48a, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, and 80). Keys: #1 Pafko (Vg, black back), 2 Runnels RC (Vg-Ex, black back), 11 Rizzuto (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex/Ex-Mt, black back), 20 Loes RC (Vg, black back), 22 DiMaggio (Ex, black back), 26 Irvin (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt, black back), 29 Kluszewski (Vg, black back), 33 Spahn (Ex-Mt, black back), 36 Hodges (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt, black back), 37 Snider (Ex), 48a Page/correct (Ex, black back), 57 Lopat (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex, black back), 59 Roberts (Vg-Ex, black back), 65 Slaughter (Vg-Ex, black back), 66 Roe (Vg-Ex, black back), 67 Reynolds (Vg, black back), 88 Feller (Ex-Mt), 91 Schoendienst (Ex-Mt), 122 Jensen (Ex), 129 Mize (Vg/Vg-Ex), 195 Minoso RC (Vg), 246 Kell (Vg), and 261 Mays (Vg-Ex). 2) 1953 Topps (89 different): 60% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, 40% lesser (mostly Gd). Keys: #1 Robinson (Gd-Vg), 10 Burgess SP (Pr), 41 Slaughter (Ex), 54 Feller (Gd), 78 Schoendienst (Ex), 82 Mantle (Vg), 149 DiMaggio (Ex), 207 Ford (Vg), 220 Paige (Gd), 228 Newhouser (Gd), 246 Face (Gd), and 263 Podres SP (Gd). This is a very substantial mixed-grade original-owner collection of early 1950s bubble-gum cards, which has been stored away in a shoebox for decades, completely unpicked, including many highlights and several of the key cards of the era. Total 311 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $5,581


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