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Lot # 1049 (1049 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1956 Topps Near-Complete Set (271/340) Including 183 PSA-Graded Cards with Mantle

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,800

5% Nr/Mt, 22% Ex-Mt, 31% Ex, 28% Vg-Ex, and 14% Gd to Vg. Presented is an extremely attractive mid- to high-grade near-complete set of 1956 Topps baseball, consisting of 271 different cards (out of 340 in a complete set). A total of 183 cards have been submitted by our consignor to PSA for professional grading, including superb examples of key Hall of Famers Ted Williams (NM 7), Roberto Clemente (EX-MT 6), and Mickey Mantle (EX 5). PSA Grading Composite: NM-MT 8 (4 cards): #9, 41 (OC), 75 (OC), and 83 (OC). NM 7 (11 cards): #5 Williams (HOF), 14, 64, 71, 77, 86, 142, 160, 171 (MC), 292 Aparicio RC (HOF), and 305 (OC). EX-MT+ 6.5 (4 cards): #19, 57, 70, and 150 Snider (HOF). EX-MT 6 (46 cards): #3, 4, 13, 16, 17, 21, 31 Aaron (HOF), 33 Clemente (HOF), 36, 39, 50, 54, 59, 63, 65-67, 69 (MC), 73, 79 Koufax (HOF), 80, 82, 88 (OC), 91, 94, 96, 105, 106, 107 Mathews (HOF), 118 Fox (HOF), 122, 136, 141, 144, 149, 156, 165 Schoendienst (HOF), 174, 175, 179, 219, 233, 259, 272, 281, and 317. EX+ 5.5 (1 card): #177. EX 5 (71 cards): #2 Giles (HOF), 7, 8 Alston RC (HOF), 10 Spahn (HOF), 18, 26, 27, 30 J. Robinson (HOF), 32, 34, 38, 40, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 55, 56, 60, 61, 62, 68, 72a, 74, 78, 81, 85a, 89, 90c, 98, 101 Campanella (HOF), 103, 104, 108, 109 Slaughter (HOF), 111, 112, 116, 117, 127, 129, 133, 134, 135 Mantle (HOF), 137, 138, 139, 140, 143, 152, 157, 163, 167, 169, 170, 173 (MC), 178, 180 Roberts (HOF), 194 Irvin (HOF), 195 Kell (HOF), 207, 264, 213, 273, 282, 307 Wilhelm (HOF), 312, 322, 327, and 335. VG-EX+ 4.5 (2 cards): #42 and 240 Ford (HOF). VG-EX 4 (35 cards): #24, 25, 28, 44, 48, 53, 76, 84, 87, 93, 95a, 97, 102, 110 Berra (HOF, MC), 113 Rizzuto (HOF), 114, 115, 119, 121, 124, 125, 130 Mays (HOF), 132 (MC), 145 Hodges, 147, 154, 159, 162, 164 Killebrew (HOF, MC), 176, 187 Wynn (HOF), 200 Feller (HOF), 236, 260 Reese (HOF), and 323. VG 3 (7 cards): #1 Harridge (HOF), 6, 11b, 128, 161, 168, and 250 Doby (HOF). GOOD 2 (2 cards): #20 Kaline (HOF) and 155. Ungraded: #120 Ashburn (Gd+), 251 Yankees (Fr), and 255 Lemon (Vg). While the condition of this near-complete set spans a variety of grades, it is extremely pleasing overall, with the vast majority of the cards grading EX or better. With a little upgrading and filling in of the missing cards, this could be a superb Excellent to Near Mint complete set of this classic issue. The SMR value for just 129 of the PSA graded cards (excluding the eight qualified cards and also not including the forty-six cards graded less than EX) is $3,996. Total: 271 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+. SOLD FOR $4,800


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