Lot # 860: 1952 Topps Near-Complete Low-Number Set (293/310) Plus 13 High Numbers

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2021",
which ran from 7/23/2021 12:00 PM to
8/15/2021 9:00 PM

Collection of 293 different low-number cards (#1-310) plus thirteen scarce high-numbers and forty-three duplicates from the legendary 1952 Topps set, highlighted by seventeen Hall of Famers and fifty-nine black-back variations. Missing just the following seventeen cards for completion of the low-number series: #24, 138, 139, 140, 141, 148, 149, 156, 157, 159, 173, 181, 184, 186, 234, 257, and 261 Mays. Condition is 43% Vg-Ex to Ex (including some Ex-Mt), 33% Gd to Vg, and 24% lesser (including a couple miscut and thirty-seven trimmed). Low-Number Keys (#1-310): Two #1 Pafko (95/5 L/R, otherwise Vg, black back and Fr, red back), 11 Rizzuto (Ex), 20 Loes RC (Fr), 22 DiMaggio (Gd), 26 Irvin (Vg, black back), two 29 Kluszewski (Fr-Gd, black back and Vg, red back), 33 Spahn (Vg-Ex, black back), two 36 Hodges (95/5 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex, black back and Vg-Ex, red back), 37 Snider (Gd+, black back), 48b Page/correct (Pr, with blue ink covering reverse), two 49b Sain/correct (Vg+, black back and Vg, red back), two 59 Roberts (trimmed, otherwise Vg, black back and Vg-Ex, red back), 65 Slaughter (Fr), two 66 Roe (Fr, black back and Vg+, red back), 88 Feller (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex), 91 Schoendienst (slightly miscut, otherwise Vg+), 129 Mize (next card showing, otherwise Vg-Ex), two 175 Martin RC (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex and Gd), 191 Berra (Fr due mostly to small spots of paper loss on reverse), 195 Minoso RC (tilt to picture, otherwise Ex), 216 Ashburn (Ex), 227 Garagiola (15/85 T/B, otherwise Ex), 243 Doby (Gd), 246 Kell (tilt to picture, otherwise Ex), 250 Erskine (Ex), 268 Lemon (Pr), 274 Branca (Vg), and 277 Wynn (Pr). High-Numbers (13 cards): #313 Thomson (Pr), 316 (Fr), 330 (trimmed and altered, otherwise Vg-Ex), 332 (Pr), 333 Reese (Pr), 348 (trimmed to the borders), 353 (trimmed and altered, otherwise Vg-Ex), 354 (trimmed and altered, otherwise Ex), 356 (Vg-Ex), 363 (trimmed nearly to the borders), 369 Groat RC (Pr), 393 (Pr), and 397 (trimmed and altered, otherwise Vg-Ex). This is a very presentable collection of low-number cards from the 1952 Topps series, one of card collecting’s most popular classics, in a very desirable and relatively affordable grade (compared to the much costlier higher-grade 1952 Topps cards) and representing a substantial start toward a complete low-number run. Total: 349 cards. Reserve $1,000.

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