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    1957-60 Topps Baseball Set Run. 1957 Topps Complete Set (407). In 1957, Topps reduced the size of its cards to the now-familiar 2.5x3.5". In addition, real color photographs were used for the first time. The scarce cards in the set are numbers 265-352. Highlights include 1 Williams (VG), 10 Mays (VG), 18 Drysdale (G), 20 Aaron (VG), 35 F. Robinson (G), 76 Clemente (EX), 95 Mantle (VG/EX), 302 Koufax (wax), 328 B. Robinson and 407 Yankee Power Hitters (VG). 15% of the set grades EX or better, while 30% grades VG or better. Balance of the set and those not noted above grade G/F/P.

    1958 Topps Complete Set (494). The 1958 Topps set was numbered to 495, but one card (145) was not issued after Ed Bouchee was suspended from baseball. The set includes the addition of 20 "All-Star" (as selected by Sport Magazine) cards. Highlights include 1 Williams, 5 Mays (writing), 30 Aaron (G), 47 Maris (G), 52 Clemente (G), 150 Mantle, 418 World Series Batting Foes, 485 Williams All Star (VG) and 487 Mantle All Star (VG/EX). 10% of the set grades EX or better, while 20% grades VG or better. Balance of the set and those not noted above grade G/F/P.

    1959 Topps Complete Set (572). The 572-card effort marked the largest set issued to that time. The cards featured a round photograph with a solid-color background. There were cards issued of the commissioner Ford Frick and also one of Roy Campanella in a wheelchair. Highlights include 10 Mantle, 50 Mays, 150 Musial (VG), 202 Maris (G), 380 Aaron (VG), 478 Clemente (VG), 514 Gibson (G/VG), 550 Campanella (VG), 561 Aaron All Star (VG/EX), 563 Mays All Star (VG) and 564 Mantle All Star (G). 10% of the set grades EX or better, while 20% grades VG or better. Balance of the set and those not noted above grade G/F/P.

    1960 Topps Complete Set (572). A popular set, with its horizontal design and brightly colored images, the 1960 Topps issue consisted of 572 cards and included a group of All-Star cards to close out the set as part of the scarcer high-numbered series. Highlights include 148 Yastrzemski (VG), 160 Rival All Stars (G), 200 Mays (paper loss), 300 Aaron, 316 McCovey (OC), 326 Clemente (EX), 350 Mantle (OC), 563 Mantle All Star (pinholes), 564 Mays All Star (VG) and 565 Maris All Star (EX/MT). 10% of the set grades EX or better, while 15% grades VG or better. Balance of the set and those not noted above grade G/F/P.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
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