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Lot # 1013 (1013 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1953 Topps Shoebox Collection (251) Including Partial Set of 184/274

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,320

Outstanding shoebox collection of 251 cards from the 1953 Topps set, comprised of a partial set of 184 different (out of 274) plus sixty-seven duplicates. A total of eleven Hall of Famers, including Bob Feller, Pee Wee Reese, and Satchell Paige highlight this collection. 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 is 7% Ex-Mt, 38% Ex, 43% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 12% lesser. Keys: two #41 Slaughter (Vg and Gd+), 43 McDougald (no top border, otherwise Vg), 54 Feller (Vg+), two 62 Irvin (Ex+ and Vg-Ex), 76 Reese (Vg+), 78 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex+), two 141 Reynolds (Vg-Ex and Vg), 151 Wilhelm (Ex+), three 174 Loes (Ex+, Ex and Vg), 191 Kiner (Vg-Ex), 207 Ford (Gd+), 220 Paige (Vg+), 254 Roe (Vg+), and 280 Bolling (Vg-Ex). Missing the following cards for completion: #1 J. Robinson, 5, 7, 17, 20, 21, 25, 27 Campanella, 28, 37 Mathews, 39, 58, 61 Wynn, 70, 71, 73, 77 Mize, 82 Mantle, 86 B. Martin, 87, 91, 93, 96, 102, 103, 104 Berra, 106, 114 Rizzuto, 118, 120-122, 125 D. Williams, 126, 132, 133, 135, 138 Kell, 143, 144, 146, 147 Spahn, 149, 152, 155, 162, 172, 178, 190, 194, 205, 206, 208, 210, 211, 217, 221, 225, 227, 228 Newhouser, 230-239, 244 Mays, 246, 247, 249-251, 255, 257, 258 Gilliam, 259, 263 Podres, 264-266, 270, 273, 274, 276, 277, and 279. This collection is extremely attractive and consistent in grade, and would provide an outstanding foundation for the assembly a very presentable midgrade complete set of this classic issue. Total: 251 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,320


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