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1952 to 1956 Topps and Bowman Shoebox Collection (690 Cards) Including Mantle, Williams, and Aaron
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $4,500
Fascinating collection of 690 cards from nine different Topps and Bowman sets spanning the years 1952 to 1956. This collection is highlighted by more than forty Hall of Famers, including Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, and Hank Aaron. What makes this collection particularly interesting compared to the hundreds of other shoebox collections we have offered is that every card presents with tape residue in at least one spot on the reverse. The cards are mostly in otherwise Excellent to Near Mint condition from the front, with bright colors and strong corners. We have provided approximate condition breakdowns by year below without respect to the tape marks on the reverse. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1952 Topps (33 cards): includes six black backs. Condition ranges from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt. 2) 1953 Bowman Color (12 cards): including #55 Durocher and 153 Ford. Condition ranges from Vg to Vg-Ex. 3) 1953 Bowman Black & White (5 cards): including #15 Mize, 27 Lemon, and 28 Wilhelm. Condition is Ex. 4) 1953 Topps (2 cards): #31 and 174. Condition is Vg-Ex and Pr. 5) 1954 Bowman (115 cards): including #1 Rizzuto, 45 Kiner, 58 Reese, 90 Campanella, 95 Roberts, 132 Feller, 145 Martin, and 170 Snider. Condition is Vg to Ex-Mt. 6) 1954 Topps (79 cards): including #70 Doby, 132 Lasorda RC, 187 Manush, and 250 Williams. Condition is Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt. 7) 1955 Bowman (145 cards): including #197 Kiner, 202 Mantle, and 213 Kell. Condition is Ex to Nr/Mt. 8) 1955 Topps (117 cards): including #19 Herman, 24 Newhouser, 100 Irvin, 155 Mathews, and 198 Berra. Condition is Ex to Nr/Mt. 9) 1956 Topps (182 cards): including #5 Williams, 8 Alston, 10 Spahn, 15 Banks, 30 Robinson, 31 Aaron, 109 Slaughter, 113 Rizzuto, 118 Fox, 120 Ashburn, 145 Hodges, 150 Snider, 164 Killebrew, 180 Roberts, 181 Martin, 187 Wynn, 255 Lemon, and 260 Reese. Condition is Ex to Nr/Mt. This is an exceptionally attractive collection of cards from the golden age of card collecting which share almost all of the qualities with higher-grade examples but will be available for a fraction of the cost because of the consistent flaws on the reverse of each card. Total: 690 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $4,500
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