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Lot # 425 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1959 Topps Complete Set (572) with 35 SGC-Graded Cards Including NM 84 Mantle and NM/MT 88 Gibson RC

Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $5,400

Presented is a very attractive 1959 Topps set consisting of all 572 different cards, plus seven variations, and a Felt Pennants insert card for a total of 580 cards. The variation cards are two Spahn birthdate variations for #40 and statement variations for #316, 321, 322, 336, and 362. As can be easily seen in the following condition composite, included are many particularly noteworthy condition highlights. Condition: 48% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (including some better) and 52% Vg-Ex to Ex (including a few lesser). Almost all the cards graded Ex or lesser present with the same bright colors and crisp images as the higher-graded cards, but are downgraded due to light corner wear or centering issues (common to this set). This classic set features all the stars of the era, but in many cases more than once, as so many stars appear again in special multiplayer cards or in the All-Star series in the scarce high-number series (#507-572). A total of thirty-five cards are graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: #1 Frick (Ex), 10 Mantle (NM 84), 20 Snider (NM 84), 30 Fox (no top border, otherwise Vg-Ex), 40a Spahn (VG/EX 50), 40b Spahn (NM+ 86), 40c Spahn (VG/EX 50), 50 Mays (NM 84), 150 Musial (EX/NM 80), 163 Koufax (EX/NM 80), 180 Berra (EX/NM 80), 202 Maris (EX/NM 80), 212 Fence Busters (NM 84), 316a Lumenti (EX/NM 80), 317 NL Hitting Kings (NM+ 86), 321a Giallombardo (EX 60), 322a Hanebrink (EX 60), 336a Loes (VG/EX 50), 338 S. Anderson RC (EX/NM 80), 350 Banks (EX/NM 80), 360 Kaline (NM 84), 362a Nichols (NM 84), 380 Aaron (NM 84), 387 Drysdale (Ex+), 430 Ford (NM/MT+ 92), 435 F. Robinson (NM+ 86), 439 B. Robinson (NM 84), 450 Mathews (Vg-Ex+), 461 Mantle Homer (EX/NM 80), 464 May's Catch (Ex+), 467 Aaron Clubs Homer (Ex), 478 Clemente (NM 84), 509 Cash RC (NM+ 86), 510 Yankees Team (NM/MT 88), 514 Gibson RC (NM/MT 88), 515 Killebrew (EX/NM 80), 543 Corsair Outfield Trio Clemente (NM 84), 550 Campanella (NM 84), 559 Banks AS (no left border, otherwise Ex-Mt), 561 Aaron AS (NM 84), 563 Mays AS (EX/NM 80), and 564 Mantle AS (NM 84). It should be noted that seventeen of the graded cards are in early generation SGC holders, prior to the utilization of the "split grade," and under the current grading standards would likely be graded a half to a whole grade lower due to centering. This is an extremely attractive complete set of this popular issue, with the added bonus of having almost all of the key variations included. This lot could serve as an outstanding foundation for the assembly of a magnificent complete 1959 Topps master set. The equivalent SMR value for just thirty-two of the graded cards (excluding the three cards graded less than EX and also not including the 545 ungraded cards!) is $4,630. Total: 580 cards (complete set of 572 plus 7 variations and one Felt Pennants card).  Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000++. SOLD FOR $5,400

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