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    1953 Topps Baseball High End Complete Set (274). Note: This description has been updated from the catalog. A card has been added to the PSA-NM-MT 8 section.

    Baseball trivia questions were implemented on card backs for the first time, along with brief statistics and player biographies. Cards 221-280 are the scarce high numbers, with even scarcer short-printed cards interspersed in the series. A total of 61 cards (45 PSA and 16 SGC) have been professionally graded. Highlights include: Graded Cards - PSA NM-MT 8: 11 cards w/#'s 31 Blackwell SP, 40, 50 Dressen SP, 81 Black SP, 100, 111 Sauer, 148, 179, 188, 234 and 248; SGC 88 NM/MT 8: 3 cards w/#'s 115, 265 and 270; SGC 86 NM+ 7.5: 5 cards w/#'s 64, 73, 94, 162 Kluszewski and 269, PSA NM 7: 13 cards w/#'s 35, 66 Minoso, 90, 178, 189, 197, 198, 213, 219, 224, 249, 272 and 273 Haddix SP; SGC 84 NM 7: 5 cards w/#'s 34, 166, 216, 277 and 279; PSA EX-MT 6: 12 cards, #'s 9, 68, 76 Reese, 82 Mantle, 102, 114 Rizzuto, 220 Paige, 227, 230, 246, 263 Podres and 264; SGC 80 EX/NM 6: 1 card, #280 Bolling; PSA EX 5: 9 cards w/#'s 1 Robinson, 27 Campanella, 78 Schoendienst, 104 Berra, 207 Ford, 240, 254 Roe, 258 Gilliam and 266; SGC 60 EX 5: 2 cards w/#'s 86 Martin and 244 Mays. Ungraded Cards - include #'s 10 Burgess SP (VG/EX), 41 Slaughter SP (VG/EX), 43 McDougald SP (EX), 54 Feller (EX), 61 Wynn SP (EX), 62 Irvin (EX), 77 Mize (VG/EX), 119 Sain SP (VG/EX), 138 Kell SP (VG/EX), 141 Reynolds (EX), 149 DiMaggio SP (EX), 151 Wilhelm SP (EX), 191 Kiner (EX), 228 Newhouser SP (EX). Grades 13% NM to NM/MT, 75% EX to EX/MT, 12% VG to VG/EX (five with color added). The SMR value of the graded cards approaches $10,000.


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    April, 2010
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