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1958 to 1960 Topps "Shoebox" Collection (1,267 cards)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,259
Addendum: The catalog pictures the 1958 Topps Hank Aaron graded SGC EX 60 when in fact it is graded SGC Authentic. The label on the Aaron and another card were mistakenly switched by SGC during encapsulation, and the cards have since been reholdered in the correct grades.
Presented is an extensive collection of 1,267 cards from three different classic Topps issues (1958, 1959, and 1960), highlighted by more than three dozen Hall of Famers and stars, including Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, and Mickey Mantle. Almost all cards in the offered collection are bright and crisp with strong corners and vibrant colors. Overall condition ranges from Vg-Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging consistent Ex to Ex-Mt), with centering the most noticeable fault on many of the lesser graded cards (which are otherwise also Ex or better). This is a very crisp, clean, attractive assemblage of cards! We have selected seven cards to be professionally graded and encapsulated by SGC. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1958 Topps (517 cards): 333 different spanning #1-490. Keys: #2 Lemon (Vg-Ex+), 25 Drysdale (no top or left borders, otherwise Ex-Mt), 30 Aaron (SGC Authentic), 40 Kell (Ex-Mt), 52 Clemente (Ex), 85 Aparicio (Ex), 88 Snider (Ex+), 90 Roberts (Vg-Ex), 100 Wynn (Ex-Mt), 115 Bunning (Ex+), three 142 Slaughter (Ex-Mt, Ex+, and slight miscut, otherwise Ex), 187 Koufax (SGC EX 60), two 190 Schoendienst (Ex+ and Ex), 246 Yankees Team (Ex), 270 Spahn (Ex+), 288 Killebrew (Ex+), 321 Sluggers Supreme (Ex), 351 Braves' Fence Busters (Ex+), 375 Reese (Ex), 418 W.S. Foes (SGC EX 60), 436 Rival Fence Busters (Ex-Mt), 440 Mathews (slight miscut/trim), and 476 Musial AS (Ex-Mt). 2) 1959 Topps (404 cards): 228 different spanning #1-373. Keys: #1 Frick (Vg), 50 Mays (Ex), two 149 Bunning (both Ex+), 150 Musial (98/2 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 155 Slaughter (Ex+), two 163 Koufax (no right border, otherwise Ex-Mt, and SGC Authentic), two 180 Berra (Ex and Vg), two 202 Maris (both 2/98 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 205 Larsen (Ex+), two 212 Fence Busters (both Ex), four 260 Wynn (Ex-Mt, two Ex, and Vg), 295 Martin (Ex-Mt), 310 Aparicio (Ex+), 349 Wilhelm (slight miscut, otherwise Ex-Mt), 352 Roberts (Ex-Mt), and 360 Kaline (slight miscut, otherwise Ex-Mt). 3) 1960 Topps (346 cards): 232 different spanning #1-373. Keys: #1 Wynn (Ex), 10 Banks (miscut, otherwise Ex+), two 34 Anderson (Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), two 50 Kaline (Ex-Mt and Ex+), three 55 Mazeroski (Ex-Mt and two Ex+), 100 Fox (Ex-Mt), 160 Rival All Stars with Mantle (SGC EX/NM 80), 264 Roberts (Nr/Mt), two 300 Aaron (both no right border, otherwise Ex), 305 Ashburn (Ex), 326 Clemente (Fr, bright and crisp but with small area of paper loss on front), two 343 Koufax (SGC EX+ 70 and no right border, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 350 Mantle (SGC VG/EX+ 55). This is a sizable collection of cards, featuring numerous Hall of Famers and stars, which would provide outstanding foundations for the assembly of attractive and consistent complete sets of these three popular issues. Total: 1,267 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,259
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