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1939 to 1961 Bowman, Play Ball, and Topps Hall of Famers and Stars Collection (55) Including Ted Williams Rookie Card

Starting Bid - $800, Sold For - $4,148

Outstanding collection of fifty-five cards, comprised exclusively of Hall of Famers and stars, from fourteen classic sets produced by Play Ball, Bowman, and Topps, spanning the years 1939 to 1961. This assembly is highlighted by forty-two Hall of Famers, including Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Ted Williams. Eight cards have been graded and encapsulated by SGC. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1939 Play Ball (1 card): #92 Williams RC (VG 40). 2) 1948 Bowman (1 card): #5 Feller (Ex+). 3) 1951 Bowman (3 cards): #6 Newcombe (Ex), 186 Ashburn (Vg-Ex+), and 232 Fox RC (EX+ 70). 4) 1952 Bowman (4 cards): #21 Fox (Ex-Mt), 196 Musial (NM 84), 217 Stengel (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex), and 232 Slaughter (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex). 5) 1952 Topps (1 card): #129 Jensen (Vg+). 6) 1954 Topps (7 cards): #3 Irvin (Ex+), 7 Kluszewski (Ex), 30 Mathews (Ex+), 37 Ford (Vg-Ex+), 45 Ashburn (miscut, otherwise Ex-Mt), 50 Berra (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex+), and 80 Jensen (Ex-Mt). 7) 1955 Bowman (1 card): #37 Reese (NM+ 86). 8) 1955 Topps (3 cards): #4 Kaline (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex+), 25 Podres (Ex), and 152 Agganis RC (Ex). 9) 1955 Topps Double Headers (3 cards): #41/42 Lopat/Haddix (Ex), 45/46 Kaline/Valentine (Ex), and 105/106 Aaron/Herbert (EX/NM 80). 10) 1956 Topps (5 cards): #1 Harridge (Ex), 110 Berra (Ex+), 113 Rizzuto (Ex), 145 Hodges (Ex), and 250 Doby (Ex). 11) 1957 Topps (9 cards): #1 Williams (Ex), 10 Mays (Vg), 24 Mazeroski RC (Ex-Mt+), 76 Clemente (EX/NM 80), 90 Spahn (Ex-Mt+), 115 Gilliam (Ex-Mt+), 125 Kaline (Nr/Mt), 165 Kluszewski (Ex-Mt+), and 302 Koufax (Ex-Mt+). 12) 1958 Topps (15 cards): #2 Lemon (Nr/Mt), 5 Mays (trimmed, otherwise Ex-Mt), 30 Aaron (Vg-Ex+), 150 Mantle (EX 60), 230 Ashburn (Vg), 271 Martin (Nr/Mt+), 307 Robinson (Ex-Mt), 341 Pirates Team (Ex+), 408 Orioles Team (Ex-Mt+), 483 Aparicio AS (Ex+), 484 Robinson AS (Ex-Mt), 488 Aaron AS (Nr/Mt), and two 476 Musial AS (Ex-Mt and miscut, otherwise Ex+). 13) 1959 Topps (2 cards): #212 Fence Busters (Ex-Mt) and 463 Kaline Thrills (Ex). 14) 1961 Topps (1 card): #344 Koufax (NM+ 86). This tremendous assemblage of classic cards contains numerous highlights and is truly a collection unto itself! Since it is comprised exclusively of Hall of Famers and stars, it also naturally possesses an exceptional break value. The equivalent SMR value for just the eight graded cards (and not including the forty-seven ungraded cards, all of which are keys within their respective sets) is $2,105. Total: 55 cards. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500+. SOLD FOR $4,148


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