Lot # 865: 1952 Topps Near-Complete Low-Number Run (#1-310) - 307 of 310 Cards - All PSA-Graded!

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

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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



Presented is an extremely attractive near-complete low-number run (#1-310) from the classic 1952 Topps series, entirely graded and encapsulated by PSA (except for four SGC and two GAI as noted). The low-number run is highlighted by sixteen Hall of Famers, including Warren Spahn, Bob Feller, Yogi Berra, and Duke Snider, as well as countless additional stars, such as Andy Pafko, Gil Hodges, Ted Kluszewski, and Billy Martin. Missing just two common cards (#21 and 161) and #261 Mays to complete this very attractive and classic 1952 Topps low number run (#'s 1-310). Also including two duplicates (#129 Mize and 174) for a total of 309 cards. Forty-four cards (#1-80) have black backs. This impressive grouping consists of one MINT 9, three NM-MT 8s, twelve NM 7s, seventy-five EX-MT 6s, twenty-one EX+ 5.5s, 134 EX 5s, twelve VG-EX+ 4.5s, forty-one VG-EX 4s, and eight VG 3s.

PSA Grading Composite: MINT 9 (1 card): #283 (OC). NM-MT 8 (3 cards): #88 Feller (OC), 158 (OC), and 254 (OC). NM 7 (12 cards): #24, 33 Spahn, 112, 116 (MK), 120 (MK), 253, 262, 263 (GAI), 288, 290, 294, and 298. EX-MT 6 (75 cards): #14, 29, 46, 47, 51 (MK), 62, 84, 92, 95, 96 (MK), 100, 102, 105, 106, 109, 114, 126, 131, 132, 135, 136 (MC), 142, 143, 150 (MC), 151, 156, 164, 165, 167, 169, 170, 172, 173, 174, 175 Martin, 177, 178, 188, 193 (MC), 200, 203, 205, 207, 208, 209, 212 (MK), 215, 218, 231, 232, 242, 246 Kell, 247, 257, 259, 264, 269, 270, 271 (GAI), 272, 273, 276, 277 Wynn, 279, 286, 291, 292, 297, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, and 302 (OC). EX+ 5.5 (21 cards): #10, 57, 70, 86, 117, 137, 140, 160, 163, 181, 186, 219, 225, 226, 228, 229, 234, 239, 245, 293, and 296. EX 5 (136 cards): #4, 5, 7 (cracked out of holder, PSA tag included), 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 25, 26 Irvin, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39 (MK), 40, 42, 44, 45, 48 Page/correct, 49 Sain/correct, 50, 52, 53, 56, 58, 59 Roberts, 61, 63 (MK), 67 (SGC), 68, 69, 73, 74, 76, 78, 80, 82, 83, 85, 87, 89, 90, 91 Schoendienst, 97, 101, 103, 104, 107, 111, 113, 115, 118, 121, 122, 124, 125, 127, two 129 Mize, 130, 134, 138, 141, 145, 146, 147, 149, 153, 154, 157, 162, 166, 168, 174 179, 180, 182, 183, 184, 187, 189, 190, 191 Berra, 192, 194, 195 Minoso, 196, 197, 198, 202, 204, 206, 210, 211, 214, 217, 222, 223, 230, 233, 236, 237, 238, 240, 244, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 256, 258, 265, 266, 267, 268 Lemon, 274, 275, 278, 280, 281, 282, 284, 285, 289, 295, 299, 300, 301, 309, and 310. VG-EX+ 4.5 (12 cards): #23, 35, 54, 71, 81, 123, 139, 155, 201, 220, 221, and 287. VG-EX 4 (41 cards): #12, 18, 20, 22, 31, 36 Hodges (SGC), 37 Snider, 41, 43, 55, 60, 64, 65 Slaughter, 66, 72, 75, 77, 93, 94, 98, 108, 110, 119, 128 (MK), 133, 148, 152, 159, 171, 176, 199, 213, 216 Ashburn, 224, 227, 235, 241, 243 Doby, 255, 260, and 307. VG 3 (8 cards): #1 Pafko (SGC), 2, 3, 6, 11 Rizzuto (SGC), 79, 99, and 144.

This is a very attractive near-complete low-number run of 1952 Topps, one of card collecting’s most popular classics, in very desirable and relatively affordable grades (compared to the much higher values of higher-grade 1952 Topps cards). A 1952 Topps low-number set run such as this is not easily found, represents a particularly outstanding collecting value, and, of course, is a very substantial start toward a complete set. The total SMR value for just 241 of the 307 graded cards (factoring in the thirty-three half grades at the lower whole-grade level and not including two graded by GAI, the sixteen qualified cards or forty-eight cards graded less than EX) is $11,804. Total: 309 cards (near-complete low-number run of 307 cards plus two duplicates). The size/weight of this item requires that there will be an additional shipping charge for this lot. Reserve $5,000.

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