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1951 to 1963 Bowman and Topps Shoebox Collection (2,005 Cards) Including More Than 100 Hall of Famers!

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $3,900

Presented is an extremely substantial collection of 2,005 cards from twelve 1950s and 1960s Bowman and Topps baseball issues. This impressive collection is highlighted by more than 100 Hall of Famers, including Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, and Roberto Clemente. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1951 Bowman (16 cards): Eight Ex, three Vg-Ex, two Vg, and three Pr-Fr. 2) 1952 Bowman (94 cards): 20% Ex, 63% Vg to Vg-Ex, 17% lower. Key: #21 Fox (Vg-Ex+). 3) 1953 Topps (53 cards): 38% Ex and 62% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a couple lower). Keys: #61 Wynn (Vg+), 76 Reese (Vg-Ex+), 147 Spahn (Fr), and 191 Kiner (Vg). 4) 1954 Bowman (150 cards): 18% Ex, 64% Vg to Vg-Ex, 18% lower. Keys: #1 Rizzuto (Vg+), 15 Ashburn (Ex), 50 Kell (Vg-Ex+), 64 Mathews (Vg+), and 196 Lemon (Vg-Ex). 5) 1954 Topps (89 cards): 11% Ex, 63% Vg to Vg-Ex, 26% lower (including a couple trimmed). Keys: #3 Irvin (Ex), 36 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex), and 37 Ford (Vg-Ex). 6) 1955 Topps (93 cards): 20% Ex, 47% Vg to Vg-Ex, 33% lower. Keys: #2 Williams (Gd), 24 Newhouser (Ex), 28 Banks (Vg), 124 Killebrew RC (90/10 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex+), and 194 Mays (tape on back, otherwise Gd). 7) 1956 Topps (133 cards): 14% Ex, 59% Vg to Vg-Ex, 27% lower (including one trimmed). Keys: #15 Banks (Vg), 33 Clemente (Vg), 118 Fox (Vg), 135 Mantle (Gd), 150 Snider (Vg-Ex+), 194 Irvin (no bottom border, otherwise Vg), 195 Kell (Vg-Ex), and 292 Aparicio RC (Vg-Ex+). 8) 1957 Topps (259 cards): 22% Ex (including a few higher), 44% Vg to Vg-Ex, 34% lower (including one trimmed). Keys: #1 T. Williams (Vg-Ex), 20 Aaron (Ex), two 15 Roberts (Ex, Vg+), 29 Herzog RC (Gd), 59 D. Williams (Vg-Ex+), 70 Ashburn (pencil on front, otherwise Ex-Mt), two 100 Harridge/Giles (Ex+, Fr), 125 Kaline (Ex+), 154 Schoendienst (Fr), 210 Campanella (Ex+), and 250 Mathews (Nr/Mt). 9) 1959 Topps (343 cards): 19% Ex (including a few better), 61% Vg to Vg-Ex, 20% lower. Keys: #1 Frick (Vg-Ex), 40 Spahn (Gd), 149 Bunning (Ex+), 155 Slaughter (Ex-Mt), 163 Koufax (Ex), 212 Aaron/Mathews (Fr), 300 Ashburn (Ex+), 317 Ashburn/Mays (no left border, otherwise Ex), 360 Kaline (Ex), 387 Drysdale (Gd), 430 Ford (Vg+), 450 Mathews (Vg), and 543 Corsair Outfield Trio – Clemente (partly erased pencil on front, otherwise Vg+). 10) 1960 Topps (281 cards): 19% Ex (including a couple better), 56% Vg to Vg-Ex, 25% lower. Keys: #7 Mays/Rigney (Vg+), 10 Banks (pencil on back, otherwise Vg), 50 Kaline (pinhole, otherwise Gd+), 73 Gibson (Gd), 264 Roberts (Ex), 305 Ashburn (Vg-Ex+), 210 Killebrew (Vg+), 343 Koufax (color added, otherwise Pr), and 420 Mathews (Vg). 11) 1961 Topps (271 cards): 31% Ex (including a few better), 58% Vg to Vg-Ex, 11% lower. Keys: #80 Killebrew (Vg+), 360 F. Robinson (Vg+), and 429 Kaline (Vg). 12) 1963 Topps (222 cards): 41% Ex (including some better), 48% Vg to Vg-Ex, 11% lower (including one miscut). Keys: #120 Maris (Vg), 173 Bombers’ Best – Mantle (Vg+), 320 Spahn (Vg+), and 365 Bunning (Nr/Mt). This is a very impressive collection of baseball cards from twelve classic 1950s and 1960s sets with countless highlights! Total: 2,005 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $3,900


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