August 3, 2017: Sports & Americana Auction
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This is a nice example of an important vintage Topps baseball issue from the Golden Age of Baseball Cards in the 1950’s, the classic 1956 Topps set that was the final entry in the larger 2 5/8-by-3 ¾-inch format. This is a handsome mostly VG-Ex to Ex-Mt offering, with barely over three dozen cards falling below the range and a dozen above. The two unnumbered checklists, very rare and not technically considered part of the complete set, are found here in a nice condition neatly mirroring the rest of the array. There are 15 cards that have been slabbed and graded by PSA that offer a nice glimpse into the broader condition range. In the cards listed at the bottom of the page with an off-center notation, the centering on some of the cards may be such that an upgrade might be envisioned, though not necessarily severe enough to dictate a technical off-center designation. The breakdown of the slabbed cards (15): No. 72 Phillies Team (centered) – PSA 5, No. 123 – PSA 6, No. 148 – PSA 7 o/c, No. 153 – PSA 6, No. 216 – PSA 6, No. 217 – PSA 6, No. 233 – PSA 6, No. 253 – PSA 7 o/c, No. 254 – PSA6, No. 256 – PSA 6, No. 267 – PSA 7, No. 312 – PSA 6, No. 322 – PSA 7, No. 323 – PSA 7 and No. 339 – PSA 6. Near-Mint (10): No. 159 o/c, 218, 234 o/c, 265 o/c and 316; Ex-Mt (116): No. 3, 12, 13 o/c, 18 o/c, 19 o/c, 21, 25 o/c, 26, 28, 29, 34 o/c, 35, 38 o/c, 39 o/c, 43 o/c, 45, 46, 49, 50 o/c, 52 o/c, 53, 54 o/c, 57 o/c, 58, 62, 63, 64, 67 o/c, 68 o/c, 78, 83, 84, 86 o/c, 87, 88 o/c, 91 o/c, 102 o/c, 103, 105 o/c, 106, 109 Slaughter, 115, 122, 124, 125 o/c, 132, 138, 143, 147, 149 o/c, 152, 154, 155 o/c, 157 o/c, 160, 161 o/c, 163, 164 Killebrew, 165 Schoendienst o/c, 167, 168, 169, 171 o/c, 172, 187 Wynn, 193, 195 Kell o/c, 196, 197 o/c, 200 Feller, 201 o/c, 203 o/c, 206, 207, 211, 214, 215 m/c, 219 o/c, 223 o/c, 228 o/c, 230, 231 o/c, 236 Athletics Team, 237 o/c, 238, 239 o/c, 240 Ford o/c, 241 o/c, 250 Doby, 255 Lemon o/c, 266, 268, 271 o/c, 273 o/c, 274 o/c, 276, 282 o/c, 285 o/c, 287 o/c, 294 o/c, 298, 303 o/c, 310 o/c, 313 o/c, 320 o/c, 324 o/c and 332 o/c; Excellent (102): No. 4 o/c, 6, 7, 10 Spahn o/c, 14 o/c, 16 o/c, 22, 23, 27 o/c, 32, 41 o/c, 47, 48 o/c, 55, 59 o/c, 61, 66 o/c, 69, 70 o/c, 71 o/c, 75 o/c, 77, 80, 82, 89, 93 o/c, 98, 107 Mathews o/c, 113 Rizzuto o/c, 114, 117 o/c, 118 Fox, 121 Pirates Team, 126, 128 o/c, 133, 137, 139, 144 o/c, 145 o/c, 151, 158, 170, 173, 175, 176, 177, 181 o/c, 182, 185 o/c, 186, 188 White Sox Team, 190, 192 o/c, 194 Irvin o/c, 198, 202, 204, 208 o/c, 209 o/c, 210 o/c, 212 o/c, 221, 222 o/c, 224, 225 o/c, 226 Giants Team o/c, 227, 229 o/c, 232 o/c, 242 m/c, 244, 245 o/c, 246, 248, 251 Yankees Team, 257, 262, 264, 272 o/c, 277 o/c, 283 o/c, 284 o/c, 286 o/c, 289 o/c, 296, 300 o/c, 302, 304, 307 Wilhelm, 309, 311, 318 o/c, 321, 326, 330, 336 o/c, 338 o/c, Checklists 1/3 and 2/4; VG-Ex (89): No. 8 Alston, 9, 11 Cubs, 17, 20 Kaline, 30 Robinson, 31 Aaron, 36, 37, 40, 42, 44, 51, 56, 60, 65, 73, 74, 76, 79 Koufax, 81, 90 Reds Team, 92, 94, 97, 101 Campanella, 111 Red Sox Team, 116, 119, 127, 129, 131, 134 Cardinals Team, 136, 140, 141, 142, 146 Nationals Team, 156, 174, 178, 179, 180 Roberts, 183, 184, 189, 191, 199, 205, 213 Tigers Team, 220, 235, 243, 237, 249, 252, 258, 260 Reese, 261, 263, 269, 270, 275, 278, 279, 280, 281, 288, 290, 291, 292 Aparicio, 293, 295, 297, 299, 301, 305, 306, 312, 315, 325, 327, 328, 329, 331, 333, 334, 335 and 337; Very Good (24): No. 1 Harridge, 2 Giles, 5 Ted Williams, 15 Banks, 24, 33 Clemente, 72 Phillies Team, 85 Indians Team, 95 Braves Team, 96, 99, 100 Orioles Team, 104, 108, 110 Berra, 120 Ashburn, 130 Mays, 150 Snider, 162, 166 Dodgers Team, 259, 308, 314 and 319; Good: No. 112; Fair: No. 135 Mantle.
1956 Topps Baseball Complete Set With Checklists (343)1956 Topps Baseball Complete Set With Checklists (343)1956 Topps Baseball Complete Set With Checklists (343)1956 Topps Baseball Complete Set With Checklists (343)
1956 Topps Baseball Complete Set With Checklists (343)
1956 Topps Baseball Complete Set With Checklists (343)
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Minimum Bid: $300
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,682
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

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