1953 to 1980 Bowman, Fleer, and Topps Hall of Fame and Stars Collection (278) Including Bob Gibson and Pete Rose Rookies

Apr 02 — 4 mins read

Cards of stars and Hall of Famers are naturally the most prized by collectors. Presented is an extremely impressive collection of 278 postwar baseball cards, spanning the years 1953 to 1980, composed exclusively of Hall of Famers and major stars. This is a collection unto itself! Twenty-four different sets are represented (Topps, Bowman, Fleer, Post, and Callahan HOF). The collection is highlighted by rookie cards of Bob Gibson and Pete Rose, as well as cards of Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Roberto Clemente, Nolan Ryan, and many more. This collection consists of the following:

1) 1950-1956 Callahan HOF (2 cards): Jennings (Vg) and Johnson (Vg).

2) 1953 Bowman Color (1 card): #40 Doby (Gd).

3) 1957 Topps (7 cards): #7 Aparicio (Fr), 18 Drysdale RC (Vg+), 24 Mazeroksi RC (Vg), 29 Herzog RC (Gd), 40 Wynn (Vg+), 76 Clemente (Vg+) and 203 Wilhelm (Vg).

4) 1958 Topps (4 cards): #375 Reese (Pr), 464 Flood RC (Vg), 485 Williams AS (Fr) and 486 Mays AS (Vg-Ex).

5) 1959 Fleer Ted Williams (8 cards): #21 (Gd+), 26 (Gd), 53 (Gd), 54 (Vg), 60 (Vg), 65 (Vg-Ex), 69 (Gd) and 72 (Vg).

6) 1959 Topps (12 cards): #20 Snider (Fr), 50 Mays (Fr), 202 Maris (Pr), 212 Aaron/Mathews (Fr), 260 Wynn (Fr), 350 Banks (Gd), 380 Aaron (Gd), 435 F. Robinson (Fr), 464 Mays' Catch (Gd), two 514 Gibson RC (Fr and Pr due to back damage) and 563 Mays AS (Fr).

7) 1960 Topps (16 cards): #34 Anderson (Gd), 73 Gibson (Fr), 160 Mantle/Boyer (Vg), 200 Mays (Gd+), 250 Musial (Vg), 300 Aaron (Vg), 305 Ashburn (Fr), two 326 Clemente (Vg+ and Vg), 352 Cincy Clouters (Vg), 445 Spahn (Vg), two 475 Drysdale (Vg-Ex and Vg), 560 Banks AS (Gd), 564 Mays AS (Fr) and 566 Aaron AS (Vg).

8) 1961 Topps (24 cards): #2 Maris (Vg), 44 AL HR (Gd-Vg), two 80 Killebrew (Vg+ and Gd), 88 Ashburn (Vg), 120 Mathews (Vg+), 141 B. Williams RC (Gd), 207 Koufax/Podres (Gd), 211 Gibson (100/0 T/B, otherwise Vg+), 260 Drysdale (Gd+), 290 Musial (Vg+), 344 Koufax (Vg+), 360 F. Robinson (Vg), 388 Clemente (Vg+), 415 Aaron (Vg+), 435 Cepeda (Vg), 455 Wynn (100/0 T/B, otherwise Vg), 475 Mantle MVP (Gd), 477 Fox MVP (Vg), 480 Campanella MVP (Gd), 482 Mays MVP (Vg), 485 Banks MVP (Vg), 576 Maris AS (Gd+) and 579 Mays AS (Vg).

9) 1962 Post (1 card): #7 Berra (Vg).

10) 1962 Topps (25 cards): #5 Koufax (Vg+), 18 Mays/Mantle (Pr-Fr), 50 Musial (Gd), 51 AL batting Ldrs (Fr), 52 NL batting Ldrs (Vg), 53 AL HR Ldrs (Vg), 54 NL HR Ldrs (Vg+), 56 NL ERA Ldrs (Vg+), 58 NL Win Ldrs (Gd+), 99 Powell RC (0/100 T/B, otherwise Gd+), 199 Perry RC (Vg), 200 Mantle (Vg), 213 Ashburn (Vg), 218 Torre RC (Vg), 300 Mays (Fr), 313 Maris 61st (Vg), 315 Ford Tosses a Curve (Vg), 317 Musial Plays 21st (Vg), 320 Aaron (stray pencil mark on reverse, otherwise Vg), three 385 Wynn (all Vg), 387 Brock RC (90/10 T/B, otherwise Gd), 395 Mays AS (Vg), and 590 Flood (Vg).

11) 1963 Fleer (8 cards): #4 B. Robinson (Vg), 5 Mays (Vg-Ex), 41 Drysdale (90/10 L/R, otherwise Vg), 42 Koufax (Vg), 45 Spahn (Fr), 56 Clemente (Gd), 59 Mazeroski (Vg) and 61 Gibson (Vg-Ex).

12) 1963 Topps (36 cards): #2 AL Batting Ldrs (Vg), 3 NL HR Ldrs (Vg-Ex), 6 AL ERA Ldrs (Gd), 9 NL Strikeout Ldrs (Vg-Ex), two 120 Maris (both Vg), 126 Uecker (Gd), 135 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), 138 Mays/Musial (Vg-Ex), 173 Mantle/Bombers (Vg), 200 Mantle (Gd-Vg), 210 Koufax (Vg), 242 Banks/Aaron (Vg-Ex), two 250 Musial (Vg-Ex and Vg), 252 Santo (Vg+), three 300 Mays (Vg+ and two Vg), 340 Berra (Vg), three 390 Aaron (Vg-Ex and two Vg), two 398 Powell (both Vg+), 412 Dodgers' Big Three (Vg-Ex), 415 Gibson (Fr), 440 Marichal (Vg-Ex), 446 Ford (Vg), 472 Brock (Vg+), 490 McCovey (Vg-Ex), 505 Flood (Vg), 520 Cepeda (Vg+), 537 Rose RC (Vg) and two 540 Clemente (Vg+ and Vg).

13) 1963 Topps Peel-Offs (3 cards): Boyer (Vg), Koufax (Vg), and Mays (Pr-Fr).

14) 1964 Topps Stand-Ups (6 cards): Two Aaron (both Gd+), Clemente (Vg+), Marichal SP (Vg-Ex), Mays (Vg) and Santo SP (Vg+).

15) 1964 Topps (35 cards): #1 NL ERA Ldrs (Vg-Ex/Ex), 3 NL Victory Ldrs (Vg-Ex), 5 NL Strikeout Ldrs (Ex), 8 AL Batting Ldrs (Ex), 9 NL HR Ldrs (Ex), 11 NL RBI Ldrs (Vg-Ex+), 29 Brock (pencil on reverse, otherwise Vg), 50 Mantle (Pr with multiple pinholes), 55 Banks (Vg-Ex), 81 Fox/Killebrew (Vg-Ex), 116 Oliva (pencil mark on reverse, otherwise Vg), three 120 Drysdale (Vg-Ex and two Vg+), 125 Rose (Gd), 146 John RC (Vg), 150 Mays (Vg), two 177 Killebrew (both Vg), 225 Maris (Vg+), 250 Kaline (Vg), 260 F. Robinson (Vg-Ex), 280 Marichal (Vg-Ex), 300 Aaron (Vg+), 306 Mays/Cepeda (Vg-Ex), 320 Colavito (Vg-Ex), 342 Stargell (Vg-Ex/Ex), 350 McCovey (Vg-Ex), 375 Santo (pencil on reverse, otherwise Vg), 400 Spahn (Vg-Ex+), two 423 Mays/Aaron (Vg-Ex+ and pencil mark on reverse, otherwise Vg+), 460 Gibson (Vg+), 468 Perry (Vg-Ex) and 543 Uecker (Vg-Ex/Ex).

16) 1965 Topps (48 cards): #1 AL Batting Ldrs (Vg-Ex), 2 NL Batting Ldrs (Vg-Ex+), four 3 AL HR Ldrs (three Vg-Ex and Vg), 4 NL HR Ldrs (miscut left edge, otherwise Ex), 5 AL RBI Ldrs (Vg-Ex+), 6 NL RBI Ldrs (Vg-Ex+), two 8 NL ERA Ldrs (Vg-Ex/Ex and Fr), three 12 NL Strikeout Ldrs (Ex and two with pencil on reverse, otherwise Vg+), 16 Morgan RC (slightly miscut top edge and pencil on reverse, otherwise Vg+), 50 Marichal (Vg-Ex), 55 Conigliaro (Gd+), 120 F. Robinson (Vg-Ex), 153 Cash (Vg), four 160 Clemente (Ex, Vg-Ex, and two Vg+), two 170 Aaron (Vg-Ex and Vg+), two 176 McCovey (Vg-Ex and Vg), three 193 Perry (Ex and two Vg-Ex+), 207 Rose (Vg-Ex), 220 B. Williams (0/100 T/B, otherwise Vg), 250 Mays (Vg), three 260 Drysdale (all Vg-Ex), 282 Murakami RC (Vg+), 300 Koufax (Vg-Ex), 320 Gibson (Vg-Ex), 350 Mantle (miscut left edge, otherwise Vg-Ex), four 385 Yastrzemski (Ex, Vg-Ex, Gd+, and Fr), 477 Carlton RC (Vg), 510 Banks (Gd-Vg), 526 Hunter RC (Fr due mostly to ink on right edge) and 581 Perez RC (Vg).

17) 1966 Topps (10 cards): #1 Mays (Vg-Ex), two 36 Hunter (both Vg-Ex), three 50 Mantle (Vg-Ex, Vg, and Gd), two Yastrzemski (Vg-Ex and Gd+), 90 Aparicio (Ex) and 100 Koufax (100/0 T/B, otherwise Vg).

18) 1967 Topps (3 cards): #30 Kaline (Vg/Vg-Ex), 476 Perez (Gd) and 580 Colavito (Vg/Vg-Ex).

19) 1969 Topps (2 cards): #533 Ryan (Vg) and 597 Fingers RC (Ex).

20) 1971 Topps (14 cards): #5 Munson (Vg+), 20 Jackson (Vg-Ex/Ex), 61 AL batting Ldrs (Vg+), 64 NL RBI Ldrs (Ex), 65 AL HR Ldrs (Ex), 66 NL HR Ldrs (Ex), 68 NL ERA Ldrs (Ex), 70 NL Pitching Ldrs (Ex), 100 Rose (Ex-Mt), 160 Seaver (Ex-Mt), 250 Bench (Ex), 264 Morgan (Vg+), 370 Torre (Ex-Mt) and 513 Ryan (85/15 L/R, otherwise Ex).

21) 1972 Topps (11 cards): #37 Yastrzemski (Ex-Mt), 49 Mays (15/85 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 50 Mays IA (0/100 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 51 Killebrew (Nr/Mt+), 79 Fisk RC (Nr/Mt), 87 NL RBI Ldrs (Ex), 100 F. Robinson (Ex), 130 Gibson (Vg-Ex), 132 Morgan (Ex-Mt), 241 Fingers (Vg-Ex) and 280 McCovey (Ex).

22) 1973 Topps (2 cards): #280 Kaline (Vg-Ex) and 330 Carew (Ex).

23) 1975 Topps (1 card): #280 Yastrzemski (Vg-Ex+).

24) 1980 Topps (2 cards): Two #482 Henderson RC (Ex and Vg-Ex+).

This is an outstanding collection of Hall of Famers and stars, truly a collection unto itself, with tremendous break value. Total: 278 cards.

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