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1947 to 1974 Bowman, Topps, and Unusual Issues Hall of Famers and Stars Collection (64)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $4,800
Presented is a superb group of sixty-four cards from twenty-one classic issues spanning the years 1947 to 1974 and comprised exclusively of Hall of Famers and major stars, such as Pete Rose. Many of these cards are sharp examples of classics, purchased by our consignor in the days prior to professional grading and at the time described as Nr/Mt-Mt. While the professional grading standards have changed over the years (especially with respect to the importance placed on centering), it is clear that overall this group was assembled with an eye for quality and condition. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1947-1966 Exhibits: Aaron, four Banks/script, four Ford, Mantle/connected, Mays/batting, and six Musial/batting. All grade Nr/Mt or better, with three of the Banks cards displaying tiny red spots on the reverse, which may cause them to grade more modestly. 2) 1949 Bowman: #84 Campanella RC (gray background, hand-cut, otherwise Ex+). 3) 1954 Topps: #13 Martin (Fr) and 94 Banks RC (Gd). 4) 1955 Red Man Tobacco: #AL-8 Lemon, NL-7 Mays, NL-10 Spahn, and NL-18 Schoendienst. All grade Ex-Mt. 5) 1955 Topps: #47 Aaron (Vg-Ex) and 100 Irvin (no bottom border, Vg). 6) 1958 Topps: #1 Williams (no right border, otherwise Ex-Mt) and 85 Aparicio (no right border, otherwise Ex). 7) 1959 Topps: #212 Fence Busters (Ex+), 310 Aparicio (Ex-Mt), 350 Banks (Ex), 435 F. Robinson (Ex-Mt+), 439 B. Robinson (Ex-Mt), and 562 Kaline AS (Ex). 8) 1961 Topps: #10 B. Robinson (Vg-Ex) and 150 Mays (2/98 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt). 9) 1962 Topps Stamps Panel: Clemente/Howard (Ex-Mt). 10) 1963 Fleer: #45 Spahn (Ex+). 11) 1963 Topps: #300 Mays (Ex+). 12) 1965 O-Pee-Chee: #250 Mays (Ex-Mt). 13) 1965 Topps: #207 Rose (Ex). 14) 1966 Topps: #30 Rose (Vg-Ex) and 70 Yastrzemski (Vg-Ex+). 15) 1967 Topps: Two #200 Mays (both Ex+) and 400 Clemente (Ex). 16) 1968 O-Pee-Chee: Four #45 Seaver (all Nr/Mt). 17) 1969 O-Pee-Chee Deckle Edge: Two Carew, Marichal, Mays, and McCovey. All grade Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt. 18) 1969 Topps: #533 Ryan (Ex). 19) 1969 Topps Supers: #34 Aaron, 42 Morgan, 46 Drysdale, and 65 Mays. All grade Nr/Mt-Mt. 20) 1972 Topps: #299 Aaron (Ex-Mt) and two 595 Ryan (both Nr/Mt). 21) 1974 Topps: #20 Ryan (miscut, otherwise Ex). An outstanding collection of Hall of Famer and star cards, with numerous highlights. Total: 64 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $4,800
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