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    1957 Topps Baseball Near Master Set (416/421), Wrapper Plus 1-Cent Lucky Charm - Including #176 "Bakep" Error! There is something so nostalgic about Topps' 1957 baseball series. Collectors from that era seem to remember this set as special in some magical way that defies any explanation with words. Be it the hues, the photo quality or what simply was a memory packed season of baseball, this 407-card production has remained a key entry in all 1950's collections and in the heart of the eternal youngster who continues to this day viewing them and reminiscing about that summer that once was. In addition to the 407 standard set, this presentation offers three checklists, all contest cards, lucky charm card, an actual 1-cent metal lucky charm (NM) and a 1-cent wax paper wrapper (EX/MT)! This is a very appealing accumulation with lots of glossy surfaces and quality corners. In total, 350 cards have been graded by a third party service. Includes: Graded - SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5: 4 cards w/#'s 358, 360, 380 and 382; SGC 88 NM/MT 8: 10 cards w/#'s 60, 64, 91, 94, 204, 238, 259, 264, 320 and 361; PSA NM-MT 8: 86 cards w/#'s 13, 17, 18 Drysdale, 19, 21, 26, 32, 34, 39, 41, 43, 46, 48, 50, 51, 54, 56, 57, 59, 67, 75, 92, 96, 98, 103, 105, 124, 128, 133, 134, 136, 141, 142, 151, 155, 158, 159, 162, 163, 167, 190, 192, 206, 207, 211, 214, 219, 221, 228, 229, 230, 233, 234, 236, 237, 242, 244, 246, 248, 249, 252, 254, 258, 261, 305, 326, 345, 351, 362, 365, 368, 370, 372, 373, 377, 383, 387, 388, 390, 394, 396, 397, 399, 401, 402 and 403; GAI NM-MT 8: 1 card, #37; SGC NM+ 86 7.5: 25 cards w/#'s 11, 14, 15 Roberts, 22, 47, 61, 63, 88, 125 Kaline, 164, 168, 169, 182, 183, 187, 197, 250 Mathews, 262, 278, 283, 334, 339, 344, 356 and 392; PSA NM+ 7.5: 7 cards w/#'s 44, 52, 83, 186, 338 Bunning, 378 and 379; GAI NM+ 7.5: 1 card, #311; SGC 84 NM 7: 72 cards w/#'s 6, 20 Aaron, 24 Mazeroski, 25 Ford, 30 Reese, 33, 35 F. Robinson, 55 Banks, 62 Martin, 65, 71, 78, 81, 87, 90 Spahn, 95 Mantle, 99, 102, 110, 117, 118, 120 Lemon, 127, 138, 140, 143, 149, 161, 165 Kluszewski, 166, 170 Snider, 172, 173, 177, 193, 199, 200, 203, 209, 216, 218, 223, 224, 226, 241, 243, 253, 267, 286 Richardson, 288, 289, 292, 293, 295, 297, 298, 302 Koufax, 313, 314, 315, 317, 319, 328 B. Robinson, 330, 332, 352, 357, 359, 363, 364, 369 and 407 Mantle/Berra; PSA NM 7: 138 cards w/#'s 1 Williams, 2 Berra, 5, 7 Aparicio, 8, 9, 16, 23, 27, 29, 31, 36, 38 Fox, 40 Wynn, 42, 58, 66, 69, 70 Ashburn, 73, 79, 80 Hodges, 82 Howard, 85, 86, 89, 97 Yankees, 104, 108, 109, 111, 115, 119, 121, 122 Boyer, 123, 126, 130, 131, 132, 135, 137, 139, 144, 146, 147, 148, 150, 152, 156, 157, 174, 175, 176, 178, 180, 188, 189, 194, 195, 196, 198, 201, 202, 205, 208, 210 Campanella, 212 Colavito, 215 Slaughter, 217, 225, 227, 231, 232, 235, 240, 245, 247, 251, 255, 256, 257, 263, 265, 266, 269, 270, 271, 273, 274, 277, 280, 281, 285, 287, 290, 294, 296, 300, 301, 304, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 312 Kubek, 316, 318, 321, 323, 325, 329, 335, 336, 337, 343, 346, 347, 348, 349, 353, 354, 355, 366, 367, 371, 376, 384, 385, 386, 389, 391, 393, 395, 398, 400 Dodgers' Sluggers and 404; SGC 80 EX/NM 6: 4 cards w/#'s 10 Mays, 154 Schoendienst, 324 Dodgers and 6/22 Contest; SGC 70 EX+ 5.5: 1 card, 7/19 Contest; SGC 60 EX 5: 1 card, #176 Baker/"Bakep" Error. Ungraded - Including: #76 Clemente (EX/MT), NM Checklist 1-2/Baloney (GD, marked), NN Checklist 1-2/Bazooka (GD, marked) and Checklist 2-3/Baloney (GD, marked). Missing five checklists for complete master set. Grades 83% NM to NM/MT+, 17% EX to EX/MT (almost all EX/MT) with three lesser. Should one be inclined to do so, the break up value of this lot is well beyond the set's SMR value.

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