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1939 to 1955 Bowman, Topps, and Unusual Issues Collection (56) Including 1953 Topps Mantle and 17 Other Hall of Famers

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,400

Presented is an outstanding collection of fifty-six different cards from twenty-four different issues spanning the years 1939 to 1955 and highlighted by eighteen Hall of Famers, including a very attractive 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle (graded VG/EX+ 55 by SGC, submitted by REA). This collection consists of the following: 1-5) 1939 Cincinnati Reds Team Issue: Gamble, Grissom, Gowdy, Myers, and Riggs. Vg to Ex. 6-8) 1948 Leaf: #53 (Gd+), 111 (Vg+), and 136 (full sleeves, trimmed). 9-10) 1948 R346 Blue Tint: #9 (Gd) and 37 (Gd). 11) 1948 Swell Babe Ruth Story: #16 (Gd/Vg). 12-13) 1949 Bowman: #29 Kiner (HOF, Pr) and 98 Rizzuto NNOF (HOF, gray background, hand cut). 14) 1949 Bowman PCL: #6 (Fr). 15) 1949 M.P. & Co.: #122 (handcut, Gd). 16) 1949 Remar Bread: Lodigiani (Vg). 17-20) 1950 Bowman: #22 Robinson (HOF, Vg), 32 Roberts (HOF, Vg), 33 Kiner (HOF, Vg-Ex), and 77 Snider (HOF, Vg+). 21) 1950 Remar Bread: Metkovich (Vg-Ex). 22) 1950-1952 Royal Desserts: #18 (Vg-Ex). 23) 1951 Bowman: #134 Spahn (HOF, Vg+). 24-37) 1952 Bowman: #10, 18, 27, 28, 36, 40, 42, 55, 69, 118, 127, 154, 164, and 195. 50% Vg-Ex to Ex and 50% Vg or lesser. 38) 1952 Laval Provinciale: #56 (Vg-Ex). 39) 1952 Parkhurst Frostade: #34 (Vg-Ex). 40-41) 1952 Topps: #59 Roberts (HOF, Gd) and 313 Thomson (High #, Vg). 42) 1953 Bowman Color: #78 Furillo (Vg). 43) 1953 Dixie Lids: Hacker (no tab, Vg, Medo-Land Creamery). 44) 1953 Mother's Cookies: #46 (Vg). 45-48) 1953 Topps: #27 Campanella (HOF, Vg-Ex+), 37 Mathews (HOF, Vg), 82 Mantle (HOF, SGC VG/EX+ 55), and 220 Paige (HOF, Gd). 49-52) 1954 Bowman: #21 (Vg-Ex), 89 Mays (HOF, Vg), 97 (Vg-Ex), and 198 (Vg-Ex). 53) 1954 Topps: #201 Kaline RC (HOF, possible color added on back, otherwise Vg). 54) 1955 Bowman: #179 Aaron (HOF, color added to corners, otherwise Ex). 55-56) 1955 Topps: #28 Banks (HOF, Fr) and 123 Koufax RC (HOF, Vg+). This is a small but desirable collection of cards from the "golden age" of collecting, with a high concentration of stars and Hall of Famers. Total: 56 cards.

The items in this lot are part of the deaccessioned property of a prominent northeast museum which has selected Robert Edward Auctions to handle the sale of donated sportscards and memorabilia in an effort to fund purchases more in line with the mission and goals of the museum.
SOLD FOR $2,400


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