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1951 to 1956 Topps "Shoebox" Collection (537 cards)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,113

Collection of 537 assorted low-grade 1951 to 1956 Topps gum cards, highlighted by many key cards and Hall of Famers (including 1952 Topps #1 Andy Pafko, 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays, two 1953 Topps #1 Jackie Robinson, 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle, 1953 Topps #220 Satchel Paige, two 1953 Topps #244 Wille Mays, three 1954 Topps #1 Ted Williams, 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax rookie, 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente rookie, and 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle), ranging in grade from Pr to Very Good condition overall (including a few trimmed), but also includes a few higher-grade cards as well. Also included are 1947 Bond Bread Jackie Robinson/portrait (SGC GOOD 30) and 1952 Berk Ross (Vic Raschi, Pr). The collection consists of the following: 1) 1951 Blue Backs (3 cards): #6 Schoendienst (Gd), 14 (Fr), and 37 Doerr (Fr). 2) 1951 Red Backs (28 cards): #1 Berra (Gd), 5 Rizzuto (Vg), 15 Kiner (Vg), two 22 Feller (Vg-Ex and Vg), and 50 Irvin (Vg-Ex). 3) 1952 (74 cards): #1 Pafko (Vg), 26 Irvin (Gd), 36 Hodges (Pr, black back), 37 Snider (Pr), 250 Erskine (Vg-Ex), 261 Mays (Pr), 268 Lemon (Pr), 277 Wynn (Pr), 357 Burgess (Pr), and 384 Crosetti (Pr). 4) 1952 Look 'n See (1 card): #15 Ruth (Ex-Mt). 5) 1953 (91 cards): two #1 Robinson (both Pr), 27 Campanella (Gd), 37 Mathews (Gd), 61 Wynn (Fr), 62 Irvin (Fr), 77 Mize (Vg), 78 Schoendienst (Gd), 81 Black SP (Pr), 82 Mantle (Gd), 104 Berra (Pr), 147 Spahn (Vg), 207 Ford (Gd), 220 Paige (Gd-Vg), two 244 Mays (Fr and Pr), 246 Face RC (Pr), and 264 Woodling (Fr). 6) 1954 (29 cards): three #1 Williams (Vg and two Pr), 10 Robinson (Gd), 20 Spahn (Vg), 30 Mathews (Pr), 36 Wilhelm (Pr), 50 Berra (Gd), two Mays (Fr and Pr), and two Lasorda RC (Vg and Pr). 7) 1955 (140 cards): two #28 Banks (Gd and Fr), 31 Spahn (Pr), two 47 Aaron (Vg and Pr), 123 Koufax RC (Ex), three 124 Killebrew RC (Vg and two Pr), 164 Clemente RC (Gd-Vg), 189 Rizzuto (Gd-Vg), 198 Berra (Gd), and 210 Snider (Fr and two Pr). 8) 1956 (169 cards): #5 Williams (Pr), two 10 Spahn (Vg and Pr), 20 Kaline (Gd), 31 Aaron (Gd-Vg), 118 Fox (Pr), 120 Ashburn (Pr), 135 Mantle (Gd), 145 Hodges (Pr), 165 Schoendienst (Gd), 166 Dodgers (Pr), 200 Feller (Vg-Ex), 240 Ford (Pr), three 251 Yankees (Gd and two Fr), two Aparicio RC (Vg and Gd), Checklist 1/3 (Pr), and Checklist 2/4 (Pr). We always enjoy offering collections of this type. They are always well received and naturally have an impressive break value. Many advanced collectors started collecting by patiently waiting for exciting large groups of cards like this to be offered. The low-to-mid grades make this collection ideal for anyone who is excited about vintage cards, wants only authentic examples, including originals of many of the most important classics of the era, but does not want to spend a fortune. (And the collection really would cost a fortune in higher grade!) This is truly a collection unto itself. Total: 537 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $4,113


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