Lot 1287 - 1950 to 1979 Bowman and Topps Shoebox Collection (1,136) Including Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, and Willie Mays

Jul 26 —

Addendum: The original count for this lot in the catalog was incorrect. The lot consists of 1,136 cards.

Presented is an extremely substantial collection of 1,136 cards from thirty-five classic Bowman and Topps issues spanning the years 1950 to 1979. This impressive collection is highlighted by many Hall of Famers, including Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, and Jackie Robinson. While the condition of the cards in this collection spans several grades, it is an impressive grouping of real, authentic cards from the golden age of baseball cards.

1) 1950 Bowman (2): #123 (Gd+) and 244 (Gd+).

2) 1951 Bowman (58): Pr to Fr (mostly Pr), with seven Gd. Keys: Two #10 Schoendienst (both Pr), 26 Rizzuto (Pr), 46 Kell (Pr), 58 Slaughter (Pr), 62 Boudreau (Pr), and 186 Ashburn (Pr).

3) 1952 Bowman (30): Nine Gd to Vg and twenty-one Pr to Fr. Keys: #5 Minoso RC (Gd), 8 Reese (Vg), 21 Fox (Gd), 23 Lemon (inked "4" on front, otherwise Vg), 30 Schoendienst (inked "4" on front, otherwise Vg), 115 Doby (Fr), and 116 Snider (measures a bit small, otherwise Pr).

4) 1953 Bowman Color (1): #14 Loes (Vg+).

5) 1953 Topps (6): Ex-Mt, Vg, two Gd, and two lesser.

6) 1954 Bowman (1): #63 (Fr).

7) 1954 Topps (9): Four Ex, three Vg-Ex, Gd, and Fr. Keys: #17 Rizzuto (Fr due to small spot of paper loss), 137 Moon RC (Ex+), and 139 O'Brien Brothers (Vg-Ex).

8) 1955 Topps (14): Ex-Mt, two Ex, three Vg-Ex, seven Vg, and Gd. Key: #50 Robinson (faint erasure mark, otherwise Vg+).

9) 1956 Topps (17): Ex-Mt, three Ex, four Vg-Ex, six Vg, and three lesser. Keys: #30 Robinson (Vg), 200 Feller (Ex-Mt), 235 Newcombe (Vg-Ex), and 332 Larsen (Ex due mostly to centering).

10) 1957 Topps (91): 57% Ex to Ex-Mt (including some Nr/Mt), 32% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 11% lesser. Keys: #7 Aparicio (Vg), 30 Reese (Vg), 40 Wynn (Gd), 80 Hodges (Ex), 120 Lemon (Vg-Ex). 154 Schoendienst (Vg), 170 Snider (Vg), 203 Wilhelm (Vg), 210 Campanella (Ex+), 250 Mathews (0/100 T/B, otherwise Ex), and 324 Dodgers (Vg-Ex).

11) 1958 Topps (17): Nine Ex to Ex-Mt, six Vg to Vg-Ex, and two Gd. Keys: #2a Lemon/YL (Ex-Mt), 78 D. Williams (Ex), 90 Roberts (Vg), 97a Jackson/YL (Ex-Mt), 100a Wynn/YL (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt+), 162 Hodges (Gd), 324 Wilhelm (Gd), 375 Reese (Vg), 400 Fox (Vg), 438 Herzog (Ex-Mt), and 464 Flood RC (Vg+).

12) 1959 Topps (21): Nr/Mt, three Ex to Ex-Mt, ten Vg to Vg-Ex, and seven lesser. Keys: #30 Fox (Nr/Mt), 260 Wynn (Vg-Ex), 350 Banks (Ex), and 415 Mazeroski (Vg-Ex).

13) 1960 Topps (5): #28 B. Robinson (Vg), 92 Herzog (Ex-Mt), 121 (Vg-Ex+), 210 Killebrew (Vg-Ex), and 480 Berra (measures a bit small, otherwise Ex-Mt).

14) 1961 Topps (16): Five Ex to Ex-Mt and eleven Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #2 Maris (10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex), 200 Spahn (Vg), 360 F. Robinson (10/90 T/B, otherwise Ex), 425 Berra (Ex-Mt), 443 Snider (Vg+), 455 Wynn (Vg), and 517 McCovey (slightly out of focus, otherwise Ex-Mt).

15) 1962 Topps (30): 17% Nr/Mt or better, 20% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 63% Vg to Vg-Ex (including one lesser). Keys: #85 Hodges (Nr/Mt-Mt), 213 Ashburn (Vg+), 218 Torre RC (Nr/Mt), 243 Roberts (Gd), 350 F. Robinson (Vg), 385 Wynn (Nr/Mt), and 500 Snider (Ex).

16) 1963 Fleer (1): #42 Koufax (Vg).

17) 1963 Topps (12): Three Nr/Mt or better, four Ex to Ex-Mt, four Vg to Vg-Ex, and one lesser. Keys: #108 Wilhelm (Nr/Mt-Mt), 125 Roberts (Ex), 245 Hodges (Ex+), 250 Musial (Vg-Ex), and 360 Drysdale (Nr/Mt).

18) 1964 Topps (14): Two Nr/Mt, two Ex to Ex-Mt, nine Vg to Vg-Ex, and Gd. Keys: #175 B. Williams (Vg-Ex), 250 Kaline (Nr/Mt), and 260 F. Robinson (Nr/Mt).

19) 1965 Topps (67): 22% Ex to Ex-Mt, 64% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 14% lesser. Keys: #120 F. Robinson (Vg-Ex), 130 Kaline (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex), 155 Maris (Vg-Ex), 187 Stengel (Vg), 205 Spahn (Vg), 260 Drysdale (Vg-Ex), 360 Cepeda (Vg), 385 Yastrzemski (Ex), 500 Mathews (Vg), and 540 Brock (Vg+).

20) 1966 Topps (48): 14% Ex to Ex-Mt, 69% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 17% lesser. Keys: #1 Mays (100/0 T/B, otherwise Vg), 30 Rose (Pr), 76 Schoendienst (Ex), 100 Koufax (Gd), 120 Killebrew (Fr), 125 Brock (Vg+), 195 Morgan (Vg+), two 215 NL Batting Ldrs (Ex and Gd), and 310 F. Robinson (100/0 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt+).

21) 1967 Topps (249): 16% Nr/Mt, 47% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 37% Vg to Vg-Ex (including six lesser). Keys: #100 F. Robinson (Ex), 285 Brock (Ex-Mt), four 320 Perry (two Ex, Vg+, and Gd+), 333 Jenkins (Ex+), three 337 Morgan (Ex, Vg-Ex, and Vg+), two 355 Yastrzemski (both 90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex), three 369 Hunter (Ex and two Vg-Ex), 540 Cash (Vg+), 555 Perranoski SP (Vg), and 570 Wills (Vg).

22) 1968 Topps (10): Nr/Mt-Mt, Nr/Mt, three Ex, three Vg, and two Gd. Keys: #50 Mays (Gd), 58 Mathews (Vg), 220 Killebrew (Nr/Mt), 230 Rose (Vg), 355 Banks (Nr/Mt-Mt+), and 520 Brock (Gd).

23) 1969 Topps (1): #565 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex).

24) 1970 Topps (56): 40% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few better), 41% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 15% lesser. Keys: #10 Yastrzemski (Fr), 17 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex+), 140 Jackson (Vg+), 150 Killebrew (Vg-Ex), 170 B. Williams (Ex+), 189 Munson RC (Fr), 210 Marichal (Ex-Mt), 211 Williams (Vg-Ex), 230 B. Robinson (Vg), 250 McCovey (Ex-Mt), 290 Carew (Vg+), 300 Seaver (Gd), 449 Palmer (Ex-Mt), 500 Aaron (Nr/Mt), 530 Gibson (Nr/Mt), 537 Morgan (Vg), 555 Cepeda (Ex due to centering), 600 Mays (Nr/Mt), 630 Banks (Gd), and 712 Ryan (piece of tape on reverse, otherwise Vg-Ex).

25) 1971 Topps (26): Two Ex, eighteen Vg to Vg-Ex, and six lesser. Keys: #20 Jackson (Vg), 50 McCovey (Gd), 100 Rose (Gd+), 117 Simmons RC (Pr), 160 Seaver (Gd+), 180 Kaline (Vg), 210 Carew (Vg), 230 Stargell (Vg/Vg-Ex), 250 Bench (Vg), 264 Morgan (Vg-Ex), 300 B. Robinson (98/2 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 380 T. Williams (Vg-Ex), 513 Ryan (Vg), and 525 Banks (Vg).

26) 1972 Topps (27): Three Ex, eighteen Vg to Vg-Ex, and six lesser. Keys: #37 Yastrzemski (Vg), 49 Mays (Vg-Ex), 51 Killebrew (Vg), two 100 F. Robinson (Vg and Pr-Fr), 132 Morgan (Vg-Ex), 280 McCovey (Vg), 435 Jackson (90/10 L/R, otherwise Vg), 550 B. Robinson (Ex), 559 Rose (Vg-Ex), two 600 Kaline (Ex and Vg-Ex), 695 Carew (Vg-Ex), and 777 Wilhelm (Fr-Gd).

27) 1973 Topps (8): #100 Aaron (Vg), 130 Rose (Ex), 142 Munson (Ex), 175 F. Robinson (Vg-Ex), 255 Jackson (Vg), 300 Carlton (Vg), 305 Mays (Vg), and 485 Cash (Fr).

28) 1974 Topps (12): Vg to Vg-Ex, with three higher and three lower. Keys: #1 Aaron (Vg-Ex+), 4 Aaron Special (Nr/Mt), 130 Jackson (5/95 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 215 Kaline (Vg).

29) 1975 Topps (22): Five Ex to Ex-Mt, fourteen Vg to Vg-Ex, and three lesser. Keys: #61 Winfield (Vg+), 100 Stargell (Gd+), 140 Garvey (Vg-Ex), 180 Morgan (Vg+), 185 Carlton (Vg-Ex+), 260 Bench (Vg-Ex), 280 Yastrzemski (Ex), 300 Jackson (Vg-Ex), 335 Palmer (Ex-Mt+), and 660 Aaron (Vg+).

30) 1976 Topps (11): Three Nr/Mt, six Ex to Ex-Mt, and two Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Aaron RB (Nr/Mt+), 230 Yastrzemski (Ex), 270 Stargell (Ex), 300 Bench (Ex-Mt+), 420 Morgan (Ex+), 500 Jackson (Vg-Ex), and 65 Munson (Ex-Mt).

31) 1977 Topps (4): #10 Jackson (Ex and Gd), 276 AL Championship w/ unauthenticated Chris Chambliss signature (Vg+), and 494 (Nr/Mt).

32) 1977 Topps Burger King Yankees (17): Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt overall, with a couple slightly lesser. Keys: #2 Munson (Ex), 4 Hunter (Ex-Mt due to centering), and 17 Jackson (Nr/Mt).

33) 1978 Topps (32): Ranging from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), with a few lesser. Keys: #60 Munson (Nr/Mt-Mt), 170 Brock (Nr/Mt), 200 Jackson (Nr/Mt), 580 Carew (Ex-Mt), 707 Trammell/Molitor (Nr/Mt-Mt).

34) 1978 Topps Burger King Yankees (80) Plus Five Unopened 4-card (3 cards and unnumbered checklist): Ranging from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), with a few lesser. Keys: Five #2 Munson (three Nr/Mt and two Ex-Mt), five 7 Hunter (two Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, and two Ex), six 10 Gossage (two Nr/Mt-Mt, three Nr/Mt, and Ex-Mt), and seven 21 Jackson (three Nr/Mt-Mt, Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, and two Vg-Ex). Includes two 22-card complete sets (without the unnumbered checklist cards).

35) 1979 Topps (121): 40% Nr/Mt or better, 40% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 20% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #310 Munson (Ex-Mt), 413 Maris/Aaron ATRH (Vg-Ex), 414 Hornsby/Cobb ATRH (Nr/Mt-Mt), 417 Ryan/Johnson ATRH (Ex-Mt), 665 Brock (Ex-Mt), and 670 Hunter (Ex+).

Total: 1,141 items. (1,136 cards and 5 unopened packs). The size/weight of this item requires that there will be an additional shipping charge for this lot.


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