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1958 to 1961 Topps Near-Complete Set Run (4 Sets, 2,051 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $8,225

Collection of four near-complete Topps sets from the following years: 1958, 1959, 1960, and 1961. 1) 1958 (465 of 494 cards): 85% Ex to Ex-Mt, 15% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Williams (Fr), 5 Mays (Ex), 25 Drysdale (Ex), 30 Aaron (yellow letter, Ex-Mt), 47 Maris RC (Gd), 52 Clemente (Ex-Mt), 70 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 88 Snider (Ex), 150 Mantle (10/90 L/R, otherwise Vg), 162 Hodges (Ex), 187 Koufax (Ex-Mt), 230 Ashburn (Ex), 246 Yankees (90/10 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 270 Spahn (Ex), 271 Martin (Ex), 285 F. Robinson (Vg-Ex), 288 Killebrew (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex), 307 B. Robinson (Vg), 310 Banks (Ex-Mt), 314 Snider/Alston (Ex), 320 Ford (Vg-Ex), 321 Klu/Williams (Gd), 343 Cepeda (Ex), 351 Braves Fence Busters (Ex-Mt), 370 Berra (Ex-Mt), 375 Reese (Vg-Ex), 436 Mays/Snider (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex), 440 Mathews (miscut along the bottom, otherwise Vg-Ex), 476 Musial AS (Ex), 486 Mays AS (Ex-Mt), 487 Mantle AS (Ex-Mt), 488 Aaron AS (Vg-Ex). The twenty-nine cards missing for completion are as follows: #71, 236, 266, 268, 324, 337, 341, 363, 403, 418 Mantle/Aaron, 422, 430, 441, 442, 443, 446, 447, 450, 451, 452, 458, 462, 463, 472, 475, 479, 482, 485 Williams AS, and 492. 2) 1959 (531 of 572 cards): 5% Ex-Mt (with a few Nr/Mt), 85% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 10% Vg. Keys: #1 Frick (Gd), 10 Mantle (Vg-Ex), 40 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 50 Mays (Ex-Mt), 150 Musial (Ex-Mt), 163 Koufax (80/20 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 180 Berra (Ex), 202 Maris (Ex), 212 Fence Busters (Ex-Mt), 317 NL Hitting Kings (Vg-Ex), 338 S. Anderson RC (10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 350 Banks (Ex-Mt), 360 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 380 Aaron (Ex-Mt), 387 Drysdale (Ex), 430 Ford (Ex), 435 F. Robinson (Vg), 439 B. Robinson (Ex-Mt), 450 Mathews (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex), 461 Mantle Homer (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex), 464 May's Catch (Ex), 478 Clemente (Ex), 509 Cash RC (Ex), 510 Yankees team (80/20 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 514 Gibson RC (Ex), 515 Killebrew (25/75 L/R and T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 543 Corsair Trio Clemente (Ex-Mt), 550 Campanella (85/15 T/B, otherwise Ex), 561 Aaron AS (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 563 Mays AS (Ex), 564 Mantle AS (Ex-Mt). The forty-one cards missing for completion are as follows: #20 Snider, 26, 29, 30 Fox, 52, 56, 80, 81, 86, 87, 99, 102, 107, 109, 145, 166, 188, 269, 271, 272, 331, 341, 386, 403, 418, 422, 423, 428, 436, 445, 454, 465, 467, 468, 480, 488, 492, 496, 497, 558, and 570. 3) 1960 (554 of 572 cards): 10% Nr/Mt, 80% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 10% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Wynn (Ex), 10 Banks (Vg-Ex), 28 Robinson (Ex-Mt), 35 Ford (Ex-Mt), 50 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 73 Gibson (Ex), 148 Yastrzemski RC (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex), 160 Mantle/Boyer (Vg-Ex), 200 Mays (Vg-Ex), 250 Musial (Ex-Mt), 300 Aaron (Ex), 326 Clemente (Vg), 343 Koufax (Ex-Mt), 350 Mantle (5/95 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 377 Maris (Ex), 420 Mathews (Ex-Mt), 445 Spahn (Nr/Mt), 480 Berra (Vg-Ex), 490 Robinson (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 493 Snider (Ex-Mt), 554 McCovey AS (Vg), 564 Mays AS (Vg-Ex), 565 Maris AS (Ex-Mt), 566 Aaron AS (Ex). The eighteen cards missing for completion are as follows: #47, 158, 299, 302, 314, 316 McCovey RC, 318, 321, 324, 332, 333, 346, 354, 509, 528, 536, 547, and 563 Mantle AS. 4) 1961 (501 of 587 cards): 85% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (with a few Nr/Mt-Mt), and 15% Ex (includes a few lesser). Keys: #2 Maris (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex), 10 Robinson (Nr/Mt), 35 Santo RC (Ex-Mt), 44 Mantle/Maris LL (Ex-Mt), 120 Mathews (Ex-Mt), 141 Williams RC (Nr/Mt), 150 Mays (Nr/Mt), 160 Ford (25/75 L/R and 80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 200 Spahn (Nr/Mt), 211 Gibson (Ex-Mt), 228 Yankees (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 260 Drysdale (Nr/Mt), 287 Yastrzemski (Ex), 300 Mantle (Nr/Mt), 307 Mantle WS (Nr/Mt), 344 Koufax (Nr/Mt-Mt), 350 Banks (Nr/Mt-Mt), 360 F. Robinson (Nr/Mt-Mt), 388 Clemente (Ex-Mt), 401 Ruth (Nr/Mt), 405 Gehrig Benched (Ex), 406 Mantle HR (75/25 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 415 Aaron (Ex-Mt), 417 Marichal RC (Ex-Mt), 425 Berra (Ex-Mt), 429 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 430 Mazeroski (Nr/Mt), 443 Snider (Ex-Mt), 472 Berra MVP (Ex-Mt), 475 Mantle MVP (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 478 Maris MVP (75/25 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 484 Aaron MVP (75/25 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 517 McCovey (Nr/Mt), 545 Wilhelm (miscut no left border, otherwise Ex), 577 Aaron AS (Vg-Ex). The balance of the cards grade 80% Ex or better and 20% Vg to Vg-Ex. The eighty-six cards missing for completion are #7, 14, 16, 31, 33, 39, 42, 43, 66, 68, 71, 80, 85, 87, 95, 105, 113, 116, 154, 163, 216, 227, 233, 234, 238, 246, 269, 274, 281, 289, 290 Musial, 326, 335, 402, 446, 451, 454, 457, 468, 476, 480 Campanella MVP, 481, 482 Mays MVP, 495, 500, 502, 515, 521, 523, 524, 526, 528, 530, 531, 535, 538, 542, 544, 548, 549, 552, 553, 554, 556, 557, 560, 561, 562, 563, 566, 568, 569, 570, 571, 572, 573, 575 Banks AS, 576 Maris AS, 578 Mantle AS, 579 Mays AS, 580 Kaline AS, 581 Robinson AS, 582, 585, 586 Ford AS, and 589 Spahn AS. These four near-sets are a substantial collection as is, or could provide the foundation for the assembly of a very attractive 1950s and 1960s Topps complete set run. Total 2,051 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000+. SOLD FOR $8,225


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