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1955 Topps Near-Complete Set (201/206)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,133

35% Ex-Mt (including a few better), 56% Ex, and 9% Vg-Ex (with some lesser). This is a very attractive, clean, and bright technically mid-grade near-complete set of the classic 1955 Topps issue. Missing only five cards for completion (#123 Koufax RC, 164 Clemente RC, 194 Mays, 195 Roebuck, and 210 Snider). This near-complete set is highlighted by many key cards and stars of the era, including Harmon Killebrew (rookie card), Ted Williams, and Hank Aaron. Ten cards are professionally graded (all PSA with one GAI). Keys: #1 Rhodes (Ex), 2 Williams (GAI EX+ 5.5), 4 Kaline (Nr/Mt), 22 Skowron (Nr/Mt), 28 Banks (Ex), 31 Spahn (Ex-Mt), 47 Aaron (deemed Altered by PSA, Nr/Mt appearance, we cannot find any sign of alteration), 50 Robinson (EX-MT 6), 100 Irvin (Ex), 120 Kluszewski (Ex-Mt), 124 Killebrew RC (VG 3), 125 Boyer RC (Ex), 152 Agganis RC (Ex), 155 Mathews (EX-MT 6), 187 Hodges (Ex), 189 Rizzuto (Ex), and 198 Berra (Vg). Other Graded Cards: #38 (NM 7), 43 (NM 7), 55 (EX 5), 92 Zimmer RC (NM 7), 102 (NM+ 7.5), and 115 (NM 7). Relatively affordable, extremely attractive mid-grade sets (or near-complete sets) of classic issues from the 1950s such as this are not easy to find and always generate tremendous collector interest. Total: 201 cards.Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,133

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