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1955 Topps Complete PSA-Graded Set (206)

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $8,400

Presented is an outstanding complete set of 1955 Topps cards consisting of 206 different cards. The entire set is graded and encapsulated by PSA (almost all of which were personally submitted at great expense by our consignor, an advanced old-time collector). The 1955 Topps set has always been one of the most popular sets of the 1950s. Issued in the heart of the decade, the 1955 Topps set includes everyone from Aaron to Williams, and features the rookie cards of Sandy Koufax and Roberto Clemente, all in brilliant, stunning color, and in an exciting then-brand-new horizontal design. As any collector knows, assembling a complete set of any 1950s vintage issue is a daunting challenge, and this is even more true of 1955 Topps. The assembly of a complete set, especially one as consistent and attractive as this one, is the result of a tremendous amount of time, effort, and patience. This is a spectacular set and an extraordinary collecting achievement.

PSA Grading Composite: NM-MT+ 8.5 (1 card):
#155 Mathews. NM-MT 8 (23 cards): #9, 17 (OC), 21, 35 (OC), 38 (OC), 41, 43, 48, 53 (OC), 60, 73 (OC), 76 (OC), 81, 85, 87, 90, 94 (OC), 104, 117 (OC), 124 Killebrew RC (OC), 131, 172, and 187 Hodges (OC). NM+ 7.5 (6 cards): #4 Kaline, 95, 103, 127, 135, and 173. NM 7 (37 cards): #1 Rhodes, 2 Williams, 6, 8 (OC), 12, 29, 37, 42, 47 Aaron (MC), 56, 65, 67, 68, 71, 74, 75, 79, 83, 88, 98, 101, 121, 126, 137, 144, 148 (MC), 149 (OC), 161, 169 (OC), 170, 174, 181, 182, 188, 191 (MC), 192 (OC), and 197 (OC). EX-MT+ 6.5 (8 cards): #7, 27, 102, 111, 165, 168, 198 Berra, and 200. EX-MT 6 (55 cards): #10, 13, 14 (MK), 15, 16, 25, 28 Banks, 30, 31 Spahn, 33, 45, 46, 50 Robinson, 55, 57, 61, 63, 66, 69, 70, 78, 80, 84, 89, 96, 100 Irvin (OC), 105 (MC), 108, 109, 112, 114, 115, 120 Kluszewski, 123 Koufax RC, 128, 129, 132, 134, 136, 138, 140, 142, 146, 151, 152 Agganis RC (OC), 160, 167, 183, 185, 189 Rizzuto, 193, 194 Mays, 199, 202, and 205. EX+ 5.5 (3 cards): #34, 64, and 92. EX 5 (30 cards): #5, 11, 18, 22, 32, 36, 39, 44, 54, 58, 62, 72, 77, 82, 86, 91, 97, 106, 116, 119, 122, 133, 139, 141, 150, 153, 159, 178, 204, and 210 Snider. VG-EX+ 4.5 (1 card): #162. VG-EX 4 (36 cards): #3, 19, 24, 26, 40, 59, 93, 99, 107, 110, 113, 118, 125 Boyer RC, 130, 143, 145, 147, 154, 156, 157, 158, 163, 164 Clemente RC, 166, 171, 176, 177, 179, 180, 184, 190, 195, 201, 206, 207, and 208 (MC). VG+ 3.5 (1 card): #196. VG 3 (2 cards): #20 and 23. Ungraded (3 cards): #49, 51, and 52 (all were rejected by PSA due to evidence of trimming, but present as Ex-Mt).

This 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. Many of the lesser-graded cards are exceptionally attractive and were downgraded only for the most technical reasons, such as centering or light corner wear. This is a gorgeous and overall extremely high-grade complete set of this classic early Topps issue, entirely graded by PSA. The total SMR value for just 141 of the graded cards (excluding the qualified cards and not including the cards graded less than EX, which includes the key Clemente rookie) is $7,777. Total: 206 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+. SOLD FOR $8,400


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