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1957 Topps Complete Set (407)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,500
9% Nr/Mt, 30% Ex-Mt, 35% Ex, 15% Vg-Ex, and 11% lesser (mostly Vg). This is a very attractive mid- to high-grade complete set of the classic 1957 Topps issue. Also included are five checklists. Highlighted by the rookie cards of Don Drysdale, Frank Robinson, and Brooks Robinson, the 1957 Topps set includes many additional key star cards, among them Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle. Consigned from an old-time collection! This set represents an exceptional collecting value as it has an appearance that presents far stronger overall than suggested by the technically accurate assigned grades. Many cards have been downgraded due to light handling wear at the corners, hard-to-see creases or wrinkles, or centering issues. There is always an extremely strong demand for classic vintage sets that are impressive yet are still relatively affordable. We have selected five cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: #1 T. Williams (Vg-Ex), 2 Berra (Vg-Ex+), 7 Aparicio (Nr/Mt+), 10 Mays (EX/NM 80), 15 Roberts (Ex), 18 Drysdale RC (Ex), 20 Aaron (Ex), 24 Mazeroski (Vg), 25 Ford (Ex), 30 Reese (Ex+), 35 F. Robinson RC (Ex-Mt), 38 Fox (Nr/Mt-Mt), 40 Wynn (Ex), 55 Banks (Ex), 62 Martin (Ex), 70 Ashburn (Ex-Mt), 76 Clemente (Vg-Ex+), 80 Hodges (Ex-Mt), 90 Spahn (Ex-Mt+), 95 Mantle (VG/EX+ 55), 97 Yankees Team (Ex), 125 Kaline (Vg-Ex+), 165 Kluszewski (Nr/Mt+), 170 Snider (Vg-Ex+), 210 Campanella (Ex), 212 Colavito RC (Ex-Mt), 250 Mathews (Ex), 286 Richardson RC (Vg-Ex+), 302 Koufax (EX/NM 80), 312 Kubek RC (Vg-Ex+), 324 Dodgers Team (Ex-Mt), 328 B. Robinson RC (NM+ 86), 338 Bunning RC (Vg), 400 Dodgers' Sluggers (Gd), 407 Mantle/Berra (NM+ 86), Checklist 1/2 (Vg+, Blony), Checklist 1/2 (marked, Bazooka), Checklist 2/3 (traces of erased writing on reverse, otherwise Ex-Mt, Bazooka), Checklist 3/4 (traces of erased writing on reverse, otherwise Ex, Bazooka), and Checklist 4/5 (marked, Blony). 1957 Topps have always been very popular due to their classic photographic style and inclusion of so many stars. Relatively affordable, attractive mid-grade sets of classic issues from the 1950s such as this always generate tremendous collector interest. The equivalent SMR value for just four of the graded cards (not including the VG/EX+ Mantle or the 407 ungraded cards!) is $1,640. Total: 412 cards (complete set 407 plus 5 checklists). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,500
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