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Lot # 1717 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1939 to 1958 Nonsport-Card Collection (531) Including 55 PSA-Graded Cards

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,541

Exceptional collection of 531 cards from twelve different classic nonsport sets spanning the years 1939 to 1958. Fifty-five cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA (all submitted by REA). This is a particularly attractive assembly of high-quality vintage cards as all are bright and crisp. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1939 R165 Gum, Inc. "War News Pictures" (69 cards): All different. Five graded: #46 (EX-MT 6), 72 (EX 5), 87 (EX-MT 6), 105 (VG-EX 4), and 106 (EX+ 5.5). Balance grades Vg-Ex to Ex with eight lesser. 2) 1948 Bowman "Movie Stars" (26 cards): Twenty-five different. Two graded: #19 (NM 7) and 22 (EX-MT 6). Balance grades Vg-Ex to Ex with one lesser. 3) 1953 Bowman "Firefighters (31 cards): All different. Nine graded: #11 (EX-MT 6), 14 (MINT 9 [OC]), 24 (EX 5), 35 (NM 7), 37 (NM 7), 39 (EX-MT 6), 48 (NM 7), 50 (NM 7), and 55 (EX 5). Balance grades Ex to Nr/Mt. 4) 1954 Bowman "Power For Peace" (56 cards): All different. Eight graded: #23 (NM 7), 24 (NM-MT 8), 27 (NM-MT 8), 29 (NM 7), 30 (NM-MT 8), 62 (NM-MT 8), 63 (NM-MT 8), and 90 (EX 5). Balance grades Ex to Nr/Mt with five Vg to Vg-Ex. 5) 1954 Bowman "U.S. Navy Victories" (25 cards): All different. Two graded: #31 (NM 7) and 45 (EX 5). Balance grades Ex to Ex-Mt with five Vg-Ex. 6) 1955 Topps "Rails & Sails" (43 cards): All different. Four graded: #44 (NM 7), 49 (EX-MT 6), 60 (NM-MT 8 [ST]), and 64 (EX 5). Balance grades Ex to Nr/Mt. 7) 1956 Topps "Davy Crockett - Green Back" (38 cards): All different. Four graded: #31A (NM 7), 36A (EX 5), 40A (EX 5), and 53A (NM-MT 8). Balance grades Ex to Ex-Mt with three lesser. 8) 1956 Topps "Flags of the World" (59 cards): All different. Two graded: #43 (NM-MT 8) and 72 (EX-MT 6). Balance grades Ex with three Vg-Ex and one Ex-Mt. 9) 1956 Topps "U.S. Presidents" (9 cards): All different. One graded: #24 (NM 7). Balance grades Ex. 10) 1957 Topps "Isolation Booth" (43 cards): All different. Four graded: #4 (NM-MT 8), 61 (NM-MT 8), 66 (NM-MT 8), and 81 (NM-MT+ 8.5). Balance grades Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt with twelve lesser (due to centering). 11) 1957 Topps "Target: Moon" (59 cards): All different. Eleven graded: #3 (EX-MT 6), 7 (NM 7), 19 (EX-MT 6), 32 (NM 7), 46 (NM-MT 8), 52 (NM 7), 57 (NM 7), 59 (NM-MT 8), 60 (EX-MT 6), 81 (NM-MT 8), and 84 (NM 7). Balance grades Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt with one lesser. 12) 1958 Topps "Zorro" (73 cards): All different. Three graded: #6 (NM-MT 8), 38 (NM-MT 8), and 81 (NM 7). Balance grades Ex to Ex-Mt with fifteen Vg to Vg-Ex. This is an outstanding collection of cards which would provide superb foundations for the assembly of very attractive and consistent complete sets of any of these issues. The SMR value for just twenty of the PSA-graded cards (excluding the thirty-five graded cards for which no SMR listing exists and the 476 ungraded cards) is $616. Total: 531 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,541


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