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    1952 Topps Baseball Signed Near Set (319) Though the Topps company had made its first few cautious steps into the baseball trading card arena prior to the release of its 1952 masterpiece, the set represented in this lot is widely considered to be its coming out party and universally its most important. Charming, colorful artwork and a staggering cast of iconic characters further propel the issue to the top of collectors' wish lists, but only the most enterprising of hobbyists would dare to undertake the compilation of such a remarkable assemblage as we offer here.

    Believed to be the most comprehensive assortment of signed 1952 Topps Baseball cards ever to surface at public auction, this lot features 319 of the set's 407-man roster in glorious autographed format. Though the costly Mickey Mantle is absent from the proceedings, fellow rookie Willie Mays makes an appearance, as do the tough Gil Hodges, previous season hero Bobby Thomson, "The Natural" Eddie Waitkus (5/10), Billy Martin, and Hall of Famers like Durocher, Herman, Lemon, Wilhelm and Wynn. All cards are slabbed "Authentic" by PSA, and average VG-EX in condition. Autographs range from 5/10 to 10/10, with the vast majority at the upper reaches of that scale. A unique opportunity for the collector looking for a challenge, or the dealer looking to cash in on the enormous break down value contained within.

    Includes: Encapsulated - PSA/DNA Authentic: 319 cards, #'s 2 Runnels, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 Rosen, 11 Rizzuto, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 Loes SP, 21, 22 DiMaggio, 23 Goodman, 24, 25, 26 Irvin, 27, 29 Kluszewski, 30, 31, 32, 33 Spahn, 34, 35, 36 Hodges, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 49 Sain/Correct/BB, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57 Lopat, 58, 59 Roberts, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65 Slaughter, 66 Roe, 67 Reynolds, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88 Feller, 89, 90, 91 Schoendienst, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108 Konstanty, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122 Jensen, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129 Mize, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 136, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151 Post, 153, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175 Martin, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 189, 190, 191 Berra, 192, 193, 194, 195 Minoso, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215 Bauer, 216 Ashburn, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227 Garagiola, 228, 229, 230, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243 Doby, 244, 245, 246 Kell, 247, 248, 249, 250 Erskine, 251, 254, 255, 256, 257 Avila, 258, 259, 260, 261 Mays, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268 Lemon, 269, 270, 271, 272 Garcia, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277 Wynn,278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 284, 286, 287, 288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308 Aloma, 309 Busby, 310 Metkovich, 313 Thomson, 315 Durocher, 316 Williams, 320 Rutherford, 321 Black, 324 hacker, 326, 327, 330, 332, 334, 335, 337, 338, 342 Labine, 343, 351 Dark, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357 Burgess, 361, 362, 364, 369 Groat, 370, 375, 384 Crosetti, 385, 389, 390, 392 Wilhelm, 394 Herman, 396 Williams, 399, 402, and 405.


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