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1956 Topps Baseball Complete Set Plus Checklists (342) - Every Card Graded PSA NM-MT 8! ...

2012 October 25 - 27 Vintage Sports Collectibles Signature Auction- Dallas #7065

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 25, 2012
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Location: Heritage Auctions
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Dallas, TX 75219

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1956 Topps Baseball Complete Set Plus Checklists (342) - Every Card Graded PSA NM-MT 8! In the long and rewarding pastime of baseball card collecting, no era offers a better selection and a deep nostalgic mystique as does the 1950's. The Topps and Bowman issues of that more innocent time draws their popularity from not just those looking back to replace their treasured cards they had as kids but newer generations, hopelessly captivated by the masterful use of color and sharp, yet simple design. Assembling sets is a labor of love, one taken on by many, forever remembering the time that last piece of card stock was inserted into a plastic sheet. Only a small percentage take their desire deep enough to put together a set at the highest levels of quality. It is with great pride we offer a complete set of all 340 cards and pair of scarce checklists comprising the 1956 Topps Baseball series. Three-hundred forty-two cards in all, all but a pair graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. The two exceptions have both been graded PSA NM-MT+ 8.5! For baseball, 1956 was a magical season. That summer was the debut of HoFers Frank Robinson (although he didn't appear on a Topps card that year) and Luis Aparicio; Stars like Aaron, Koufax, Killebrew, Clemente, Kaline and Banks were just beginning their HoF careers; Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams and Bob Feller were nearing or at the end of their contributions to the game. It was the year Mickey Mantle won the Triple-crown title; It was the year Don Larsen gave us a perfect reason to add his name to the record books. For card collectors, it was the first year since 1947 that packs bearing the "Bowman" name didn't appear on store shelves. Topps upped the innovation level with the addition of the presidents of both American and national leagues, the first checklist cards of the modern era and made the inclusion of team cards an annual event. The cards clearly show the attention to quality placed by our consignor.

This presentation is highlighted by and includes: Graded - PSA NM-MT+ 8.5: 2 cards, #'s 309 and 310; PSA NM-MT 8: 340 cards, including #'s 1 Harridge, 2 Giles, 5 Williams, 10 Spahn, 15 Banks, 20 Kaline, 25 Kluszewski, 30 Robinson, 31 Aaron, 33 Clemente, 79 Koufax, 101 Campanella, 107 Mathews, 109 Slaughter, 110 Berra, 113 Rizzuto, 118 Fox, 120 Ashburn, 130 Mays, 135 Mantle, 145 Hodges, 150 Snider, 164 Killebrew, 166 Dodgers, 180 Roberts, 181 Martin, 194 Irvin, 200 Feller, 208 Howard, 226 Giants, 240 Ford, 250 Doby, 251 Yankees, 260 Reese, 292 Aparicio, 307 Wilhelm, 332 Larsen, CL 1/3, CL 2/4. See our website for a detailed list of the contents of this collection. The SMR value for a complete graded NM-MT 8 set is $37,500.00.

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PSA NM-MT+ 8.5: 2 cards w/#'s 309 and 310;

PSA NM-MT 8: 340 cards 1 Harridge, 2 Giles, 3, 4, 5 Williams, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Spahn, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Banks, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 Kaline, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Kluszewski, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Robinson, 31 Aaron, 32, 33 Clemente, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79 Koufax, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101 Campanella, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107 Mathews, 108, 109 Slaughter, 110 Berra, 111, 112, 113 Rizzuto, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118 Fox, 119, 120 Ashburn, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130 Mays, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135 Mantle, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145 Hodges, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150 Snider, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164 Killebrew, 165, 166 Dodgers, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180 Roberts, 181 Martin, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194 Irvin, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200 Feller, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208 Howard, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226 Giants, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240 Ford, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250 Doby, 251 Yankees, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260 Reese, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 290, 291, 292 Aparicio, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307 Wilhelm, 308, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332 Larsen, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, CL 1/3, CL 2/4.

SMR value for a complete graded NM-MT 8 set is $37,500.00.

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