Lot # 2808: 1952 to 1976 Topps Shoebox Collection (550) Including 75 Hall of Famers

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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 a substantial "shoebox" collection of 550 cards from twenty-one different baseball issues (almost entirely Topps) spanning the years 1952 to 1976. This impressive collection is highlighted by seventy-five Hall of Famers, including Ted Williams, Whitey Ford, and Al Kaline.

This collection consists of the following:

1) 1952 Topps (1 card): #129 Mize (altered, otherwise Gd, HOF).

2) 1953 Topps (1 card): #41 Slaughter (Fr-Gd, HOF).

3) 1953 Bowman Color (1 card): #63 McDougald (Vg).

4) 1957 Topps (9 different cards): Ex-Mt, Ex+, two Vg-Ex, Vg, and four lesser (including three with penned initials on surface). Key: #1 T. Williams (Pr, HOF).

5) 1958 Topps (17 different cards): Seven Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly Ex) and ten Gd to Vg.

6) 1959 Topps (4 different cards): Ex, Vg-Ex, Vg, and Fr.

7) 1960 Fleer (1 card): #26 Feller (Vg-Ex+, HOF).

8) 1960 Topps (14 different cards): Four Vg-Ex to Ex, five Vg, and four lesser. Keys: #35 Ford (Gd, HOF), 50 Kaline (Gd+, HOF), and 502 Bunning (10/90 T/B, otherwise Vg+, HOF).

9) 1961 Topps (71 cards, including 65 different): 59% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few Nr/Mt) and 41% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lesser). Keys: #30 Fox (Ex+, HOF), 41 NL Batting Ldrs w/ Mays and Clemente (Pr-Fr), 89 Martin (Vg-Ex), and 337 Al's Aces w/ Wynn (Vg-Ex).

10) 1962 Topps (1 card): #73 Fox (Gd, HOF).

11) 1966 Topps (15 different cards): Four Ex, seven Vg-Ex, and four Vg. Keys: #99 Buc Belters w/ Stargell (Ex) and 290 Santo (Vg-Ex, HOF).

12) 1967 Topps (21 different cards): Eleven Ex to Ex-Mt, seven Vg-Ex, and three Vg. Keys: #20 Cepeda (Vg-Ex, HOF) and 131 Yankees Team (Vg+).

13) 1968 Topps (20 different cards): Six Ex to Ex-Mt, four Vg-Ex, nine Vg, and Fr. Keys: #80 Carew (Ex, HOF), 310 Aparicio (Vg-Ex, HOF), 362 Cepeda AS (100/0 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt, HOF), 369 Yaz AS (Fr, HOF), and 371 F. Robinson AS (tilt to picture, otherwise Vg-Ex, HOF).

14) 1969 Topps (4 cards): #416 McCovey AS (Vg, HOF), 421 B. Robinson AS (Vg, HOF), 423 (Ex), and 432 Gibson AS (Vg-Ex, HOF).

15) 1970 Topps (23 different cards): Eight Ex to Ex-Mt and fifteen Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #63 NL RBI Ldrs (Vg+), 64 AL RBI Ldrs (Vg-Ex), 315 Aparicio (Vg-Ex, HOF), 440 Mazeroski (Vg, HOF), 454 Santo AS (Vg+, HOF), 455 B. Robinson AS (Ex, HOF), 466 Marichal AS (Ex due mostly to centering, HOF), and Killebrew Scratch-Off Insert (coin-rubbed, otherwise Vg-Ex+).

16) 1971 Topps (15 different cards): Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, with three lesser. Keys: #45 Hunter (Nr/Mt+, HOF), 54 Checklist (Ex-Mt), 220 Santo (color added, otherwise Vg-Ex, HOF), and 350 B. Williams (Vg-Ex, HOF).

17) 1972 Topps (221 cards, including 185 different): 20% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few Nr/Mt), 75% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 5% lesser. Keys: #1 World Champions (Vg), 18a Pizarro/green under "C" and "S" (Gd), 29a Bonham/green under "C" and "S" (Vg-Ex), two 51 Killebrew (Vg-Ex+ and Vg+, HOF), two 52 Killebrew IA (Ex and Vg+, HOF), two 80 Perez (Ex and Vg-Ex, HOF), 79 Fisk RC (next card showing, otherwise Ex+, HOF), 87 NL RBI Ldrs (Vg-Ex), 89 NL HR Ldrs (Vg-Ex), two 130 Gibson (both Vg+, HOF), 154 Simmons (Vg-Ex, HOF), two 195 Cepeda (Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex, HOF), 200 Brock (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt, HOF), 226 WS Gm. 4 w/ Clemente (Ex), 241 Fingers (Vg+, HOF), 310 Clemente IA (Pr-Fr, HOF), 410 Jenkins (Vg, HOF), 447 Stargell (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt, HOF), 448 Stargell IA (Ex, HOF), and 568 Marichal IA (Ex-Mt, HOF).

18) 1973 Topps (20 different cards): Eight Ex-Mt or better, five Ex, and seven Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #61 Batting Ldrs (Vg+), 62 HR Ldrs (Ex-Mt), 63 RBI Ldrs (Vg+), 175 F. Robinson (Vg-Ex+, HOF), 180 Jenkins (Vg+, HOF), 199 Blyleven (Nr/Mt, HOF), 230 Morgan (Ex+, HOF), 235 Hunter (Nr/Mt-Mt, HOF), and 341 Palmer Boyhood Photo (Ex-Mt, HOF).

19) 1974 Topps (36 cards, including 34 different): Fourteen Ex to Ex-Mt, twenty-one Vg to Vg-Ex, and Fr. Keys: #29 Niekro (Ex-Mt due to centering, HOF), 35 Perry (Ex+, HOF), 98 Blyleven (Vg-Ex+, HOF), 160 B. Robinson (Vg-Ex+, HOF), 201 Batting Ldrs (Vg), two 202 HR Ldrs (Ex-Mt and Ex), two 206 ERA Ldrs (Vg-Ex and Vg), 250 McCovey (Ex-Mt, HOF), 330T Marichal Traded (Vg, HOF), 334 Robinson/Santo AS (Ex+), and 338 Jackson/Williams AS (Ex).

20) 1975 Topps (38 different cards): Three Nr/Mt, sixteen Ex to Ex-Mt, and nineteen Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #4 Kaline HL (Vg-Ex+, HOF), 20 Munson (Ex+), 21 Fingers (Vg, HOF), 30 Blyleven (Ex, HOF), 35 Santo (Ex-Mt+, HOF), 50 B. Robinson (Vg-Ex, HOF), 100 Stargell (Vg-Ex, HOF), 530 Perry (Ex, HOF), and 620 Carter RC (Vg+).

21) 1976 Topps (27 cards, including 26 different): Ten Nr/Mt or better, fifteen Ex to Ex-Mt, and two slightly lesser. Keys: #55 Perry (Ex-Mt, HOF), 95 B. Robinson (Nr/Mt+, HOF), 270 Stargell Ex-Mt+ due to centering, HOF), 347 T. Williams ATAS (Ex-Mt due to centering, HOF), 420 Morgan (Ex+, HOF), 520 McCovey (Ex-Mt+, HOF), 525 B. Williams (Nr/Mt+, HOF), 599 Guidry RC (Vg), and 650 Munson (Ex).

This is a substantial collection of 1950s through 1970s Topps baseball cards, mostly in mid-grade condition, and including many highlights. Total: 560 cards. Reserve $100.

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