Thank you for visiting our past auction result archives. If you have an item identical (or similar) to this auction lot, please call, write or contact us to discuss. We will be able to help you.
1953 Topps Complete Set Minus One (273 of 274 cards)
Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $7,050
1953 Topps near-complete set of 273 cards (missing just #86 Martin for completion, which is offered separately as its own lot). 20% Nr/Mt, 70% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, and 10% Vg-Ex. This is an extremely high quality near-complete set of 1953 Topps, one of the most popular and classic of all baseball card sets. This beautiful set was extremely carefully assembled long ago by an old-time collector. His active baseball-card collecting days were long over before professional grading became popular but he was always interested in only high-grade sets. This set is one of the most impressive of his collection. We have selected seventeen cards to be graded by PSA. Keys: #1 Robinson (NM 7), 27 Campanella (EX-MT 6), 37 Mathews (EX-MT 6), 41 Slaughter (EX 5), 43 McDougald SP (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 54 Feller (EX 5), 61 Wynn SP (VG-EX 4), 62 Irvin (VG-EX 4), 66 Minoso SP (Ex), 76 Reese (VG-EX 4), 77 Mize (EX-MT 6), 78 Schoendienst SP (Ex-Mt), 81 Black SP (Ex-Mt), 82 Mantle (PSA deemed the card had evidence of trimming), 87 Lopat (Ex), 104 Berra (EX 5), 109 Dark SP (Vg-Ex), 114 Rizzuto (EX 5), 119 Sain SP (Ex-Mt), 138 Kell (Vg-Ex), 147 Spahn (EX-MT 6), 149 D. DiMaggio (Ex), 151 Wilhelm SP (EX 5), 162 Kluszewski SP (Ex-Mt), 191 Kiner (PSA deemed the card had evidence of recoloring), 207 Ford (VG-EX 4), 220 Paige (EX-MT 6), 228 Newhouser SP (VG-EX+ 4.5), 244 Mays (PSA Authentic), 246 Face RC (Nr/Mt), 254 Roe (Ex-Mt), 258 Gilliam RC (Vg-Ex), 263 Podres RC (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 264 Woodling (Nr/Mt), 265 Jensen SP (Ex), 273 Haddix RC (Ex), and 280 Bolling (Ex, last card in set). The overall condition of the remaining ungraded cards falls within the Ex to Nr/Mt range. The majority of the cards are Ex-Mt with bright, vibrant colors, and superb gloss. This is an extremely attractive high-grade set of 1953 Topps, far above average for this issue. Total 273 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $7,050
(Click the smaller thumbnails to the left and right (if any) to cycle through each photo in the gallery of images for this lot.)