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Lot # 1038 (1038 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1955 Topps Complete Set (206) Including Roberto Clemente Rookie SGC EX/NM 80

Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $6,000

6% Nr/Mt, 31% Ex-Mt, 49% Ex, and 14% Vg-Ex (with a few lesser). This is an extremely attractive mid- to high-grade complete set of the classic 1955 Topps issue, which appears even stronger than its already impressive technically accurate grading range (almost all Ex to Nr/Mt) and includes many particularly strong highlights, including an extremely strong example of key card #164 Roberto Clemente (SGC EX/NM 80). Highlighted by the rookie cards of Sandy Koufax, Harmon Killebrew, and Roberto Clemente, the 1955 Topps also includes many additional key star cards, including Ted Williams and Willie Mays. Twelve cards are graded and encapsulated by SGC (ten), BVG (one), and PSA (one). Keys: #1 Rhodes (Ex), 2 Williams (Vg-Ex), 4 Kaline (EX 60), 22 Skowron (Ex), 24 Newhouser (Ex), 25 Podres (BVG NM 7), 28 Banks (Ex+), 31 Spahn (Ex+), 47 Aaron (EX/NM 80), 50 Robinson (Vg-Ex), 100 Irvin (Vg-Ex), 120 Kluszewski (Ex), 123 Koufax RC (EX+ 70), 124 Killebrew RC (EX/NM 80), 125 Boyer RC (Ex-Mt), 152 Agganis RC (Vg-Ex), 155 Mathews (Ex), 164 Clemente (EX/NM 80), 187 Hodges (Ex-Mt), 189 Rizzuto (Ex), 194 Mays (Ex), 198 Berra (EX 60), and 210 Snider (EX 60). Other Graded Cards: #30 (SGC NM/MT 88), 37 (PSA EX-MT 6), 67 (SGC NM+ 86), and 154 (NM 84). This is a gorgeous set, crisp and sharp throughout, with bright, bold colors. Stunning complete sets of classic issues from the 1950s such as this always generate tremendous collector interest. This is the type of vintage set that to many collectors represents the very best value. The total SMR value for just the twelve graded cards (factoring the Koufax half-grade in at the lower whole-grade level and not including the 194 ungraded cards!) is $4,683. Total: 206 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000++. SOLD FOR $6,000

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