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1953 Topps Shoebox Collection (576 cards) Including Partial Set of 189/274
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $3,000
Presented is an outstanding original owner "shoebox" collection 1953 Topps consisting of 576 cards, highlighted by a partial set of 189 different cards, including Satchell Paige, Willie Mays, and several other key Hall of Famers. 1953 Topps is universally recognized as one of the most popular and collected of all 1950s gum issues, and one of the most significant of all postwar baseball card issues. Condition of this collection is 58% Vg-Ex to Ex and 42% Gd to Vg (including some lower). Keys: Three #37 Mathews (Vg-Ex+ and two Vg+), two 41 Slaughter (Vg-Ex+ and Vg), 54 Feller (Gd), four 61 Wynn (Vg-Ex+, Vg-Ex, Vg+, and Vg), two 62 Irvin (Vg+ and Vg), 77 Mize (Vg), two 78 Schoendienst (both Vg+), two 86 Martin (Vg-Ex and Vg+), two 104 Berra (Vg+ and Vg), four 114 Rizzuto (Vg+, Vg, and two Fr), 138 Kell (Vg-Ex), three 141 Reynolds (Vg-Ex, Vg+, and Vg), four 147 Spahn (Ex, two Vg-Ex, and Gd+), four 151 Wilhelm (all Vg+), two 162 Kluszewski (both Vg-Ex), four 191 Kiner (three Vg+ and Pr), three 207 Ford (Gd, Fr-Gd, and Fr), two Paige 220 (Vg and Pr), 244 Mays (Vg), and three 264 Woodling (Vg+, Vg ,and Gd). This is a very substantial collection of cards from this classic issue with several notable highlights. Total: 576 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,000
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