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1953 to 1956 Topps Near-Complete Set Collection (4 sets, 992 cards) Including 46 Hall of Famers!

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $4,800

Presented is an outstanding collection of four near-complete Topps sets spanning the years 1953 to 1956, highlighted by forty-six Hall of Famers. This collection consists of 992 different cards and represents near-complete sets of 1953, 1954, 1955, and 1956 Topps. A total of only seventy-eight cards are needed to complete these four sets. This collection appears to be a childhood collection that was assembled in the years of issue and carefully saved for decades until becoming available for sale recently. We are keeping the collection together exactly as it has been consigned! All cards are bright and clean, extremely consistent in condition, and represent superb foundations for the assembly of complete sets. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1953 Topps Near-Complete Set (236/274): Overall condition ranges from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg+/Vg-Ex), with a few lesser. Keys: #41 Slaughter (Ex), 61 Wynn (Ex), 62 Irvin (Vg-Ex+), 76 Reese (Vg-Ex), 77 Mize (Vg+), 78 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex), 114 Rizzuto (Vg), 147 Spahn (Ex), 151 Wilhelm (Ex), 191 Kiner (Ex), and 228 Newhouser (Ex). Missing #1, 27, 37, 54, 82, 86, 104, 140, 207, 220-224, 226, 230-32, 235, 237, 238, 243, 244, 246, 247, 249, 250, 252, 254, 256, 258-20, 262-264, 268, 269, and 272. 2) 1954 Topps Near-Complete Set (237/250): Overall condition is Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #3 Irvin (Vg-Ex), 13 Martin (Vg-Ex), 17 Rizzuto (Ex), 36 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex+), 45 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), 70 Doby (Vg), and 132 Lasorda RC (Gd/Vg). Missing #1, 10, 20, 30, 32, 37, 50, 90, 94, 102, 128, 201, and 250. 3) 1955 Topps Near-Complete Set (189/206): Overall condition is Vg to Vg-Ex, with some lesser. Keys: #28 Banks (Vg-Ex+), 31 Spahn (Ex), 100 Irvin (Vg), 124 Killebrew RC (Vg+), 187 Hodges (Vg-Ex), 189 Rizzuto (Vg), and 210 Snider (Gd). Missing #2, 4, 47, 50, 123, 155, 164, 166-169, 180, 194, 198, 202, 206, and 207. 4) 1956 Topps Near-Complete Set (330/340): Overall condition ranges from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex), with some lesser. Keys: #1 Harridge (Vg), 2 Giles (Vg-Ex+), 8 Alston (Vg-Ex), 10 Spahn (Vg), 15 Banks (Vg-Ex+), 20 Kaline (Gd/Vg), 101 Campanella (Vg), 107 Mathews (Vg), 109 Slaughter (Vg+), 110 Berra (Vg), 113 Rizzuto (Gd), 118 Fox (Vg+), 120 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), 145 Hodges (Vg-Ex), 150 Snider (Vg+), 164 Killebrew (Gd/Vg), 165 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex), 166 Dodgers Team (Vg-Ex+), 180 Roberts (Vg-Ex), 181 Martin (Ex), 187 Wynn (Vg), 194 Irvin (Vg+), 195 Kell (Vg-Ex+), 250 Doby (Fr), 251 Yankees Team (Gd), 255 Lemon (Vg-Ex), 260 Reese (Vg), 292 Aparicio RC (Vg+), 307 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex), and 332 Larsen (Vg-Ex). Missing #5, 30, 31, 33, 79, 130, 135, 200, 240, and 307. This is a sizable collection of cards that is a collection unto itself or could provide an outstanding foundation for the assembly of complete sets of these classic Topps issues. Total: 992 cards.  Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $4,800


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