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1954 Topps Complete PSA-Graded Set (250) - 7.07 GPA!

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $24,000

The 1954 Topps set has always been one of the most popular sets of the 1950s. Issued in the heart of the decade, the 1954 Topps set features the rookie cards of Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, and Al Kaline, among many other Hall of Famers and stars, including two examples of Ted Williams (first and last card in the set), all in brilliant and stunning color. Presented is one of the finest sets of this classic issue ever assembled or offered at auction! All of the 250 cards in this complete set have been graded and encapsulated by PSA and consist of thirteen NM-MT 8s, eight NM+ 7.5s, and 229 NM 7s. The set's overall GPA of 7.07 would rank it twenty-fourth on the PSA Set Registry out of 147 sets registered to date. As any collector of high-grade early 1950s cards knows, assembling a complete set of any 1950s vintage issue is a daunting challenge, and this is even truer of 1954 Topps than with many other 1950s issues. The assembly of a set of this high quality and unrivaled consistency is the result of a tremendous investment of time, effort, and patience (in addition to capital). Many 1954 Topps cards are particularly challenging to find in high grade, especially due to print lines, centering issues, and their flush-to-the top-border design. PSA Grading Composite: NM-MT 8 (13 cards): #58, 105, 112, 133, 156, 165, 170, 181, 197, 214, 224, 230, and 235. NM+ 7.5 (8 cards): #7 Kluszewski, 20 Spahn, 24, 91, 99, 144, 221, and 223. NM 7 (229 cards): including #1 Williams, 3 Irvin, 10 Robinson, 13 Martin, 17 Rizzuto, 30 Mathews, 32 Snider, 36 Wilhelm, 37 Ford, 45 Ashburn, 50 Berra, 70 Doby, 83 Collins, 90 Mays, 94 Banks RC, 102 Hodges, 128 Aaron RC, 132 Lasorda RC, 201 Kaline RC, 239 Skowron RC, and 250 Williams. This is a spectacular set and an extraordinary collecting achievement. The set was assembled one card at a time by a very dedicated, condition-conscious collector over a period of many years, with a concern for all factors, but with a special consideration to overall eye-appeal. This is an amazing ultra high-grade complete set of this classic Topps issue, entirely graded by PSA. The total SMR value for the individual cards is $18,090. Total: 250 cards.

Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000++. SOLD FOR $24,000

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