Lot # 867: 1952 Topps Near-Complete Low-Number Run (#1-310) - 309 of 310 Cards! Plus All 80 Black Back Variations and Sain and Page Errors (391 Cards)

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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



16% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 65% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 19% Gd to Vg (including a couple lesser, a couple altered, a few miscut, and a couple that measure a bit small). Very attractive near-complete low-number run (#1-310) from the classic 1952 Topps series, missing only #261 Willie Mays for completion. Also included are all eighty low-number black-back variations and both the Page and Sain error cards for a total of 391 different cards. We have selected twenty-four cards for grading and encapsulation by PSA. Keys: Two #1 Pafko (black back, VG-EX 4, and red back, GOOD 2), 2 Runnels (black back, Vg, and red back, Pr), Two 11 Rizzuto (black back, GOOD 2, and red back, VG 3), 20 Loes RC (black back, EX 5, and red back, Vg-Ex), 22 DiMaggio (black back, Vg, and red back, Vg-Ex), Two 26 Irvin (black back, EX-MT 6, and red back, VG-EX 4), 29 Kluszewski (black back, Vg-Ex+, and red back, Vg-Ex), Two 33 Spahn (black back, EX 5, and red back VG 3), Two 36 Hodges (black back, EX-MT 6, and red back, GOOD 2), Two 37 Snider (black back, VG-EX 4, and red back, VG-EX 4), 48a Page/incorrect (black back, color added, otherwise Pr), 48b Page/correct (black back, 95/5 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex, and red back, Vg-Ex), 49a Sain/incorrect (black back, FAIR 1.5), 49b Sain/correct (black back, Ex, and red back, Vg-Ex+), 57 Lopat (black back, Vg-Ex+, and red back, Ex), 59 Roberts (black back, EX 5, and red back, Vg-Ex), 65 Slaughter (black back, EX 5, and red back, Ex), 66 Roe (black back, Nr/Mt+, and red back, Ex), 67 Reynolds (black back, Vg, and red back, Vg-Ex+), 88 Feller (VG-EX 4), 91 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex+), 122 Jensen (Ex-Mt), 129 Mize (Ex+), 175 Martin RC (VG+ 3.5), 191 Berra (VG-EX 4), 195 Minoso RC (VG+ 3.5), 215 Bauer (Vg+), 216 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), 227 Garagiola (Ex), 243 Doby (EX 5), 246 Kell (Ex), 250 Erskine (EX 5), 268 Lemon (NM 7), 274 Branca (Ex), and 277 Wynn (EX-MT 6). Also included are the following four duplicates (all black backs): #42, 43, 55, and 80. This is an extremely attractive near-complete (minus one card) low-number run of 1952 Topps, one of card collecting’s most popular classics, representing a very substantial start toward a complete set. Total: 395 cards (near-complete low-number run of 309, 80 back variations, 2 error cards, and 4 duplicates). This lot originates from the collection of legendary pioneer collector Paul Pollard. Reserve $1,000.

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