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1957 Topps "Hit Stars" Complete Set (88): #3 PSA Set Registry (8.22 GPA)

  • Sold For: $6,518
  • Year: 1957
  • Auction: 2012 spring
  • Lot #: 1560
  • Auction Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

Extraordinary high-grade complete set of this popular and classic nonsport issue: 1957 Topps "Hit Stars." Included are all the top entertainers of the day, such as Elvis Presley, James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, Jerry Lewis, Tony Bennett, and Bob Hope. The entire set of eighty-eight cards has been graded and encapsulated by PSA. This set is listed on the PSA Set Registry under "REA Spring 2012." It is the third-highest graded set ever assembled, with a GPA of 8.22. Comprised of twenty-one cards graded MINT 9, sixty-five graded NM-MT 8, and two graded NM 7, this is the finest and highest-graded 1957 Topps "Hit Stars" set we have ever seen let alone offered! The complete PSA condition composite follows: Twenty-one MINT 9: #6 Johnny Mathis (only example graded at this level, with none graded higher), 12, 14 The Drifters, 16 Tony Bennett, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25 Bobby Darin, 27 Jerry Lewis, 32, 34 Nat 'King" Cole, 38, 39 (only example graded at this level, with none graded higher), 41, 44, 68, 76, 84, 86 Jerry Lewis, and 88 Debbie Reynolds (last card in set). Sixty-five NM-MT 8: #2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17 Debbie Reynolds, 20, 21, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35 Little Richard, 36, 37, 40, 42, 43, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50 Fats Domino, 51 The Crickets, 52, 53 Jerry Lee Lewis, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 Elvis Presley, 60 Platters, 61, 62, 63 James Dean, 64, 65 James Dean, 66 James Dean, 67, 69 Tony Curtis, 70, 71 James Dean, 72 Bob Hope, 73, 74, 75, 77 Gene Kelly, 78, 79, 80, 81 Steve Allen, 82, 83 Sammy Davis, 85 Elizabeth Taylor, and 87. Two NM 7: #1 and 47. Many of these cards are the highest (39 cards) or second-highest (23 cards) graded examples in the PSA Population Report. This is an amazing high-grade set of 1957 Topps "Hit Stars" featuring the most popular entertainers of the 1950s. The total SMR value for the individual cards is $6,245 Total: 88 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000++. SOLD FOR $6,518

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