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Lot # 583 (of 1641)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1953 Topps Complete Set (274)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,851

85% range in grade from Vg to Ex (with a few Ex-Mt), 15% grade Gd to Gd-Vg (includes a few slightly lesser). This is a very attractive mid-grade complete set of 1953 Topps, highlighted by a great-looking example of the key card to the set: #82 Mickey Mantle. This is the type of vintage set that to many collectors represents the very best value. The cards are classic, they look great, and they don't cost a fortune compared to higher-grade cards. In many cases, in the highest grades, a few commons from an early 1950s set can be valued at more than an entire set such as this, and when it comes time to selling, a set such as this will actually generate far more interest from collectors as well, precisely because it is more affordable. We have selected five cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: #1 Robinson (VG 40), 10 Burgess SP (Vg-Ex), 27 Campanella (Gd), 37 Mathews (Fr-Gd), 41 Slaughter (Vg), 43 McDougald (Gd), 54 Feller (Vg), 61 Wynn SP (Ex), 62 Irvin (Vg-Ex), 76 Reese (Gd), 77 Mize (Gd), 78 Schoendienst (Fr), 81 Black SP (Vg-Ex), 82 Mantle (VG/EX 50), 86 Martin (Vg), 87 Lopat (Vg), 104 Berra (VG 40), 114 Rizzuto (Vg), 119 Sain SP (Gd), 138 Kell (Vg), 147 Spahn (Vg), 149 DiMaggio (Vg-Ex), 151 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex), 162 Kluszewski (Vg), 191 Kiner (Vg-Ex), 207 Ford (Vg), 220 Paige (GOOD 30), 228 Newhouser (Vg), 244 Mays (VG 40), 246 Face (Ex), 254 Roe (Vg), 258 Gilliam SP (Gd), 263 Podres SP (Vg), 265 Jensen SP (Ex), 273 Haddix SP (Vg), 280 Bolling (Gd). This is a very attractive and relatively affordable mid-grade complete set of one of card collecting's most popular issues, with a particularly strong example of key card #82 Mickey Mantle. Total: 274 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $3,851

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