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1954 to 1961 Bowman and Topps Hall of Famers and Stars Original-Owner Collection (68)
Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,920
Presented is an outstanding collection of sixty-eight cards from seven classic Topps and Bowman sets spanning the years 1954 to 1961. This collection is comprised exclusively of Hall of Famers and major stars, like Roger Maris and Gil Hodges. All the cards in this collection have been consigned from the original owner, who collected from 1952 to the 1961. (Several of his other cards, including a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, are presented individually and in small groups elsewhere in this auction.) We have selected three cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1954 Topps (7 cards): #1 Williams (Gd+), 13 Martin (Vg), 20 Spahn (Vg), 45 Ashburn (Vg), 70 Doby (Gd+), 94 Banks (VG 40), and 102 Hodges (Gd). 2) 1954 Bowman (10 cards): #6 Fox (Fr), 15 Ashburn (Vg+), 45 Kiner (Vg-Ex), 50 Kell (Vg+), 58 Reese (Vg+), 64 Mathews (Pr), two 161 Berra (Vg and Gd+), 164 Wynn (Vg+), and 177 Ford (Pr). 3) 1955 Topps (1 card): #155 Mathews (Pr). 4) 1957 Topps (26 cards): #1 Williams (EX 60), 2 Berra (Ex), two 7 Aparicio (Ex and Gd+), three 10 Mays (all Vg-Ex+), two 15 Roberts (both Vg-Ex+), 18 Drysdale RC (Gd), two 20 Aaron (Vg-Ex+ and Vg), 30 Reese (Vg-Ex), two 38 Fox (Vg-Ex+ and Vg), 40 Wynn (Vg), two 55 Banks (both Vg-Ex+), 62 Martin (Vg+), two 70 Ashburn (both Vg-Ex+), 76 Clemente (Ex), two 80 Hodges (Ex and Vg-Ex), 85 Doby (Gd), and 210 Campanella (Ex). 5) 1958 Topps (14 cards): #1 Williams (Ex), 2 Lemon (Gd+), two 30 Aaron (EX 60 and Vg-Ex+), 70 Kaline (Gd), three 88 Snider (Ex, Gd, and Pr), two 100 Wynn (Vg-Ex+ and Pr), 115 Bunning (Ex), 161 Larsen (Ex), 321 Sluggers Supreme (Pr), and 487 Mantle AS (Vg). 6) 1959 Topps (7 cards): Two #202 Maris (Ex and Vg+), 212 Fence Busters (Ex), 260 Wynn (Vg-Ex+), 270 Hodges (Vg), 380 Aaron (Vg), and 390 Cepeda (Vg). 7) 1961 Topps (3 cards): #120 Mathews (Vg-Ex+), 141 Williams RC (Vg-Ex+), and 207 Dodger Southpaws (Ex). This is an exciting mixed-grade original-owner collection of early 1950s bubble-gum cards, which has literally been stored away in the closet for decades, completely unpicked, and comprised exclusively of key cards of the era. Total: 68 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,920
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