Lot 1165 - 1948 to 1976 Bowman and Topps Shoebox Collection (2,387) Including Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax, and Hank Aaron

Jul 26 —

Substantial collection of 2,387 Bowman and Topps baseball cards, dating from 1948 to 1976, highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, including Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, and Bob Feller. This collection consists of the following:

1) 1948 Bowman (5): #2 Blackwell (Vg+), 5 Feller (20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex), 8 Rizzuto RC (Gd), 12 Sain RC (Fr), and 14 Reynolds RC (Vg-Ex+).

2) 1950 Bowman (1): #112 Hodges (Fr due to modest back damage).

3)1951 Bowman (1): #1 Ford RC (Gd).

4) 1954 Topps (13): Pr to Vg (averaging Gd), with one Vg-Ex. Keys: #37 Ford (Fr due to staining), 45 Ashburn (Vg), and 90 Mays (Pr).

5) 1955 Topps (8): #4 Kaline (Vg-Ex), 19 Herman (Vg-Ex), 22 Skowron (Vg+), 24 Newhouser (Ex), 26 Groat (100/0 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 46 (Vg+), 47 Aaron (Gd+), and 69 (Gd).

6) 1956 Topps (7): Three Vg to Vg-Ex and four lesser. Keys: #15 Banks (Vg) and 31 Aaron (Fr).

7) 1957 Topps (17) Four Ex or slightly better, five Vg-Ex, six Vg, and two lesser. Keys: #7 Aparicio (Vg) and 24 Mazeroski RC (Ex+).

8) 1958 Topps (59): 26% Vg-Ex to Ex, 67% Gd to Vg, and 7% lesser. Keys: #5 Mays (Gd), 100 Wynn (Vg), 162 Hodges (Fr), 238 Mazeroski (Vg), 440 Mathews (Fr), and 484 F. Robinson AS (Ex).

9) 1959 Topps (250): 14% Vg-Ex to Ex, 66% Gd to Vg, and 20% lesser. Keys: #163 Koufax (Vg), 212 Aaron/Mathews (Pr), 270 Hodges (Vg), 300 Ashburn (Vg), 306 Gilliam (unauthenticated ink signature, otherwise Vg), 317 Ashburn/Mays (pencil on reverse, otherwise Vg+), 352 Roberts (Vg+), 360 Kaline (Vg), 435 F. Robinson (Vg), 461 Mantle HR (Vg-Ex), 467 Aaron HR (Pr), 468 Snider's Play (Vg-Ex+), and 470 Musial Raps 3,000th (Vg-Ex).

10) 1960 Topps (74): Mostly Vg to Vg-Ex, with a few higher and lower. Keys: #35 Ford (Ex), 73 Gibson (Vg-Ex), 250 Musial (Vg), 316 McCovey RC (Vg), 377 Maris (Vg-Ex), and 490 F. Robinson (Vg).

11) 1961 Topps (248): 44% Ex to Ex-Mt (including some better), 48% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 8% lesser. Keys: #2 Maris (Ex+), 35 Santo RC (Ex-Mt), 41 NL Batting Ldrs (Vg-Ex), 43 NL HR Ldrs (Ex), 80 Killebrew (Gd), 141 B. Williams RC (Vg), 211 Gibson (Pr), 228 Yankees Team (Ex), 307 Mantle Slams 2 HRs (Vg), 360 F. Robinson (Vg), 406 Mantle Blasts HR (Vg+), 484 Aaron MVP (Gd), 490 Bunning (Gd), and 517 McCovey (Vg-Ex+).

12) 1962 Topps (433): 23% Ex to Ex-Mt (including some better), 57% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 20% lesser. Keys: #1 Maris (Fr), 30 Mathews (Vg), 45 B. Robinson (Ex), 50 Musial (Vg-Ex), 53 AL HR Ldrs (Ex), 54 NL HR Ldrs (Gd), 70 Killebrew (Vg), 73 Fox (Ex), 85 Hodges (10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 100 Spahn (slight miscut, otherwise Vg-Ex), 135-144 eight assorted Babe Ruth Specials (five Ex to Ex-Mt, Vg-Ex, and Vg), 140 Gehrig and Ruth (Vg), 150 Kaline (Ex), 170 Santo (Vg+), 199 Perry RC (Ex-Mt+), 218 Torre RC (Ex), 243 Roberts (Ex), 288 B. Williams (Vg+), 310 Ford (Vg-Ex), 350 F. Robinson (Ex due mostly to centering), 385 Wynn (Ex), 394 Aaron AS (Vg-Ex+), 396 F. Robinson AS (Vg), 398 Drysdale AS (Vg+), 399 Spahn AS (Vg), 425 Yastrzemski (Vg-Ex+), 468 B. Robinson AS (Pr), 505 Marichal (Vg-Ex+), and 598 Hickman RC (Gd).

13) 1962 Topps Stamps (55): All technically Pr-Fr due to extra paper on reverses, otherwise averaging Vg in appearance from the fronts. Keys: Aaron, Banks, Berra, Ford, Kaline, Maris, Mays, and Snider.

14) 1963 Topps (75): 16% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 53% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 31% lesser. Keys: #169 Perry (Vg+) and 228 Oliva/Kranepool RC (Ex-Mt).

15) 1964 Topps (152): 43% Ex to Ex-Mt (including some better), 33% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 24% lesser. Keys: #55 Banks (Fr), 125 Rose (Gd), 177 Killebrew (Gd), 200 Koufax (Pr-Fr), 205 Fox (Vg-Ex), 210 Yastrzemski (Fr), 230 B. Robinson (Ex), 260 F. Robinson (Ex), 280 Marichal (Ex-Mt), 285 Roberts (Ex+), 287 Conigliaro RC (Vg-Ex), 331 A.L. Bombers (Nr/Mt+), 350 McCovey (Vg-Ex+), and 423 Aaron/Mays (Gd).

16) 1964 Topps Giants Complete Set (60): 20% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt and 80% Vg-Ex to Ex (including three lesser). Keys: #3 Koufax (Ex), 11 Clemente (Ex+), 25 Mantle (Vg-Ex), 49 Aaron (Pr-Fr), and 51 Mays (measures a bit narrow, otherwise Ex).

17) 1964 Topps Stand-Ups (2): Cepeda (Ex-Mt) and Mazeroski (Ex).

18) 1965 Topps (69): 11% Ex or better, 62% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 27% lesser. Keys: #134 WS Gm. 3 - Mantle (pen mark on reverse, otherwise Vg), 320 Gibson (Vg+), 330 Ford (Fr), and 477 Carlton RC (Vg+).

19) 1966 Topps (84): 10% Ex or better, 50% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 40% lesser. Keys: #28 Niekro (Ex+), 110 Banks (Vg+), 125 Brock (Ex), and 126 Palmer RC (Fr).

20) 1967 Topps (167): 61% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), 24% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 15% lesser. Keys: #191 Checklist - Mays (Ex-Mt), 315 B. Williams (Ex), 320 Perry (Ex-Mt), 326 Uecker (Ex+), 334 Allison/Killebrew (Vg-Ex), 350 Torre (Ex-Mt), 475 Palmer (Vg-Ex), and 480 McCovey (Ex+).

21) 1968 Topps (81): 10% Ex or better, 55% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 35% lesser. Keys: #20 B. Robinson (Ex), 80 Carew (Pr), 100 Gibson (Vg), 110 Aaron (Gd+), 230 Rose (Vg+), 247 Bench RC (Pr-Fr), 250 Yastrzemski (Vg), 290 McCovey (Vg-Ex+), 500 F. Robinson (Ex+), 520 Brock (Ex), and 530 F. Robinson/B. Robinson (Vg).

22) 1968 Topps Game (7): Ex+, five Vg, and Pr. Keys: #5 Killebrew (Vg), 8 Mays (Vg), and 30 Rose (Vg).

23) 1969 Topps (104): 17% Ex or better, 68% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 15% lesser. Keys: #35 Morgan (Gd), 100 Aaron (95/5 L/R, otherwise Vg), 130 Yastrzemski (Ex-Mt), 120 Rose (Vg-Ex), 200 Gibson (miscut left edge, otherwise Vg), 250 F. Robinson (Ex), 410 Kaline (Ex+), 440 McCovey (Gd), 480 Seaver (Vg-Ex+), and 510 Carew (85/15 T/B, otherwise Ex).

24) 1969 Topps Deckle Edge Complete Set Including Two Variations (35): 34% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a couple better), 51% Vg to Vg-Ex (including some due to centering), and 15% lesser. Keys: #11b Wynn (Ex), 21 Rose (Vg-Ex), 22b Foy (pencil on reverse, otherwise Ex), 27 Clemente (Ex-Mt), and 33 Mays (Vg due to centering).

25) 1970 Topps (19): #140 Jackson (Vg), 197 Ryan Saves the Day (Gd), 211 T. Williams (Vg-Ex), 220 Carlton (Vg), 230 B. Robinson (Vg), 240 Jenkins (Vg), 250 McCovey (Vg-Ex), 290 Carew (Vg), 449 Palmer (Vg+), 458 Rose AS (Gd), 459 Jackson AS (Gd+), 464 Bench AS (Vg-Ex), 470 Stargell (Gd), 500 Aaron (Vg), 530 Gibson (Vg), 621 Evans RC (Vg), 630 Banks (Vg+), 640 Kaline (Gd), and 660 Bench (Vg).

26) 1971 Topps (41): 17% Ex to Ex-Mt and 83% Vg to Vg-Ex (including three lesser). Keys: #5 Munson (Vg), 14 Concepcion RC (Vg+), 20 Jackson (Ex), 26 Blyleven RC (Ex), 50 McCovey (Vg-Ex) 55 Carlton (Vg+), 100 Rose (Vg-Ex), 117 Simmons RC (Vg+), 160 Seaver (Vg-Ex+), 180 Kaline (Vg), 210 Carew (Vg), 230 Stargell (Vg-Ex), 250 Bench (Gd+), 264 Morgan (Ex+), 280 Jenkins (slightly miscut, otherwise Ex), 300 B. Robinson (Vg+), 341 Garvey RC (Ex-Mt), 400 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 450 Gibson (Vg), 530 Yastrzemski (Ex), 550 Killebrew (Vg), 570 Palmer (Vg-Ex+), 580 Perez (Ex), 600 Mays (Vg), 625 Brock (Vg-Ex+), 640 F. Robinson (Vg+), 650 Allen (Vg-Ex), 740 Aparicio (Vg+), and 750 McLain (Vg-Ex).

27) 1972 Topps (91): 50% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few better) and 50% lesser. Keys: #37 Yastrzemski (Vg-Ex), 49 Mays (Vg), 50 Mays IA (Vg), 79 Fisk RC (5/95 L/R, otherwise Vg), 270 Palmer (Gd+), 299 Aaron (Vg), 309 Clemente (Gd), 310 Clemente IA (Gd), 420 Carlton (Vg), 433 Bench (Vg-Ex+), 435 Jackson (Vg), 445 Seaver (Vg), 447 Stargell (Vg), 559 Rose (Vg+), 600 Kaline (Vg), 686 Garvey (Vg+), 695 Carew (Gd+), and 777 Wilhelm (Nr/Mt).

28) 1973 Topps (121): 22% Ex to Ex-Mt and 71% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 7% lesser. Keys: #1 HR Ldrs (Vg), 50 Clemente (Vg-Ex), 67 Carlton/Ryan LL (Vg), 100 Aaron (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 130 Rose (Vg), 142 Munson (Vg), 160 Palmer (Vg), 174 Gossage RC (Vg), three 193 Fisk (Vg-Ex, Gd-Vg, and Gd), 220 Ryan (Gd), 245 Yastrzemski (Vg), 300 Carlton (Ex+), 320 Brock (Vg), 350 Seaver (Ex+), 380 Bench (Gd+), 474 Ruth ATL (Vg+), and two 614 Evans/Bumbry RC (Vg-Ex+ and slight miscut, otherwise Vg+).

29) 1974 Topps (61): 22% Ex to Ex-Mt and 71% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 7% lesser. Keys: #1 Aaron (Gd), 10 Bench (Nr/Mt due to centering), 20 Ryan (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 80 Seaver (Ex), 95 Carlton (Vg-Ex), 105 Fisk (Ex), 130 Jackson (Gd+), 160 B. Robinson (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 207 Ryan/Seaver LL (Ex), 215 Kaline (Vg-Ex), 252 Parker RC (Vg-Ex), 283 Schmidt (70/30 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 300 Rose (65/35 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 340 Munson (Vg), two 400 Killebrew (Vg-Ex+ and Vg), 456 Winfield RC (diamond cut, otherwise Vg+), four 452 Gossage (Ex-Mt, Ex, and two Vg), 598 Griffey RC (Vg), and 654a Alou/no position (Vg-Ex+).

30) 1975 Topps (25): 40% Ex to Ex-Mt and 44% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 16% lesser. Keys: #20 Munson (Vg-Ex), 61 Winfield (Vg-Ex), 70 Schmidt (Ex), 80 Fisk (Vg), 180 Morgan (Vg), 185 Carlton (Vg-Ex), 223 Yount RC (Ex), four 228 Brett RC (Ex-Mt+ and three Gd-Vg), 260 Bench (Ex), 280 Yastrzemski (Vg-Ex+), 300 Jackson (Ex), 320 Rose (Ex), 335 Palmer (Fr), 370 Seaver (Ex), two 500 Ryan (both Vg-Ex), 540 Brock (Vg-Ex+), 600 Carew (Ex), and 660 Aaron (Vg-Ex).

31) 1976 Topps (22): 36% Ex to Ex-Mt and 45% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 19% lesser. Keys: #19 Brett (Ex), two 530 Sutton (Nr/Mt and Vg-Ex), and 600 Seaver (Gd+).

This is a sizable mixed-grade collection of 1940s through 1970s bubble-gum cards, including many highlights and key cards of the era. Total: 2,387 cards. The size/weight of this item requires that there will be an additional shipping charge for this lot.


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