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    1952 Topps Baseball Near Set (379/407). Usually, having the "it" factor is a phrase reserved for Hollywood actors who have an intangible, inexplicable quality that sets them apart from the rest. If any baseball card set has an "it" factor, the 407 baseball cards which comprises the 1952 Topps baseball series is such a set. These cards so ideally represent the nostalgic appeal of the era one can almost feel the summer breeze and the smell of the sugary gum which came along with the tantalizing experience of opening that wax paper wrapper. Every multi-colored reward for that hard earned penny or nickel springs to life via these cardboard treasures. This presentation is the true collector's ideal. It is so uniform in condition, including the high numbers, it is uncanny and a telling sign they were certainly assembled 56 years ago. Every card has retained the rich colors and glossy surfaces which only adds to their appeal. If anyone was ever considering the jump toward owning a complete '52 series but not set registry glory, we can highly recommend this pleasing lot. Just light honest corner wear with a small percentage of light wrinkles or an occasional crease adds to authenticity. A set not inclined to blindly dazzle but to perpetually satisfy. In total, 49 cards have been graded by SGC. Includes: Graded - SGC 86 NM+ 7.5: 1 card, #198; SGC 84 NM 7: 6 cards w/#s 3, 100, 106, 189, 194 and 322; SGC 80 EX/NM 6: 17 cards w/#s 9, 11 Rizzuto, 14, 107, 112, 134, 169, 197, 205, 209, 233, 243 Doby, 283, 290, 331, 347 Adcock and 356; SGC 70 EX+ 5.5: 5 cards w/#s 33 Spahn, 277 Wynn, 348, 372 McDougald, and 382; SGC 60 EX 5: 12 cards w/#s 191 Berra, 216 Ashburn, 297, 337, 346, 352, 353, 358, 363, 368, 375 and 406; SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 7 cards w/#s 1 Pafko, 91 Schoendienst, 261 Mays, 351 Dark, 365, 384 Crosetti and 400 Dickey; SGC 40 VG 3: 1 card, #37 Snider. Ungraded Cards - Including: #'s 2 Runnels (EX), 20 Loes SP (EX), 22 DiMaggio (EX), 26 Irvin (VG/EX), 29 Kluszewski (EX), 48 Page/Black/Correct (EX), 49 Sain/Red/Correct (EX), 57 Lopat (EX/MT), 59 Roberts (VG/EX), 65 Slaughter (EX), 66 Roe (EX), 67 Reynolds (EX/MT), 122 Jensen (EX/MT), 129 Mize (EX/MT), 195 Minoso (EX), 215 Bauer (VG/EX), 227 Garagiola (EX), 246 Kell (VG/EX), 250 Erskine (EX), 268 Lemon (EX/MT), 321 Black (VG/EX), 344 Blackwell (EX/MT), 369 Groat (EX/MT), 394 Herman (EX) and 396 Williams (EX/MT). Missing #'s 36, 70, 88, 175, 180, 182, 262, 288, 293, 302, 311,312,313, 314, 315, 323, 326, 333, 336, 339, 342, 357, 373, 377, 385, 392, 393, 407 for completion. Grades 85% EX to EX/MT with some nicer, 15% VG to VG/EX. SMR value for graded cards exceeds $7,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    18th Saturday
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