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1949 to 1964 Topps and Bowman Brooklyn Dodgers SGC NM 84 Collection (51)

  • Sold For: $3,259
  • Year: 1949
  • Auction: 2012 spring
  • Lot #: 526
  • Auction Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

Outstanding and very carefully assembled collection of fifty-one Topps and Bowman baseball cards, spanning the years 1949 to 1964, with representation of eighteen different quality issues, comprised exclusively of Brooklyn Dodgers greats, including Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, Duke Snider, and Sandy Koufax. This is not a random group of cards. These are all exceptional high-grade examples, carefully chosen for inclusion in this lot by REA from the personal collection of a very dedicated longtime collector with an eye for condition. Each card is graded and encapsulated NM 84 by SGC (unless otherwise noted). 1) 1949 Bowman (2 cards): #36 Reese (HOF) and 73 Cox RC. 2) 1950 Bowman (2 cards): two #222 Morgan (one is graded NM+ 86). 3) 1951 Bowman (6 cards): #32 Snider (HOF), 56 Branca (NM/MT 88), 118 Roe, 152 Abrams (NM+ 86), 224 Cox (NM+ 86), and 225 Bankhead. 4) 1952 Bowman (6 cards): #8 Reese (HOF), 44 Campanella (HOF), 80 Hodges, 86 Abrams, 96 Branca, and 224 Schmitz (high #). 5) 1953 Bowman Color: #14 Loes. 6) 1953 Topps (5 cards): #137 Rutherford, 176 Hoak, 216 Hughes, 221 Milliken (high #), and 258 Gilliam RC (short print). 7) 1954 Bowman (5 cards): #58 Reese (HOF), 106 Labine, 122 Furillo (NM/MT 88), 170 Snider (HOF), and 218 Roe. 8) 1954 Topps (3 cards): #35 Gilliam, 86 Herman (HOF), and 209 Thompson (NM+ 86). 9) 1955 Bowman: #158 Hodges. 10) 1955 Topps: #51 Hughes (NM+ 86). 11) 1956 Topps (4 cards): #58 Roebuck, 63 Craig RC, 235 Newcombe, and 299 Neal. 12) 1957 Topps (4 cards): #5 Maglie, 170 Snider (HOF), 302 Koufax (HOF), and 324 Dodgers Team. 13) 1958 Topps (3 cards): #25 Drysdale (HOF), 88 Snider (HOF), and 401 Bessent (NM+ 86). 14) 1959 Topps: #270 Hodges. 15) 1960 Topps: #551 Rakow (high #). 16) 1961 Topps (4 cards): #260 Drysdale (HOF), 443 Snider (HOF, NM+ 86), 480 Campanella MVP (HOF), and 525 Perranoski RC. 17) 1963 Topps: #412 Dodgers' Big Three (Koufax, Drysdale, Podres). 18) 1964 Topps: #200 Koufax (HOF). Extremely attractive high-grade group of Dodgers legends highlighted by fifteen Hall of Famers. The equivalent SMR value for the assigned grades is $4,648. Total: 51 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $3,259

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