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    Signed 1952 Topps Baseball Near Set (228/407) - With PSA/DNA Mint 9 and Gem MT 10s! The Topps company had made a few cautious steps into the baseball trading card arena prior to the release of its 1952 masterpiece, the set is widely considered to be Topps' most important and significant contribution to the hobby. 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. Offered is one of the larger assortments of signed 1952 Topps Baseball cards to surface at public auction. This lot features 228 of the 407-man roster in glorious autographed format.

    The cards themselves range in condition from PR to EX with most grading around VG. All are signed on the front with a few having added salutations. Signatures range from 5/10 to 9/10, with the vast majority at the upper reaches of that scale. Where Mantle is missing from this assembly there are huge 1950's stars like Willie Mays, Rizzuto, Pafko, Spahn, Feller, Snider, Lopat, Reese, Thomson, Adcock, Minoso, Wynn, Durocher plus many others. Twenty-six cards have been encapsulated by PSA/DNA including a dozen "MIMT 9" plus three "Gem MT" beauties. A unique opportunity for the collector looking for a particularly rewarding collecting challenge. This was a labor of love that took years to achieve. Also included are a few notes regarding when our consignor wrote to players (dated 1985-91) plus two reply notes, one offering thanks and one note informing of an untimely passing. Please see our web site for a detailed list of the cards included in this presentation.


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    The following numbers are included: 228 cards, #'s 1 Pafko (PSA/DNA Mint 9), 2 Runnels, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Rosen/Black, 11 Rizzuto (PSA/DNA Mint 9), 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22 D. DiMaggio (PSA/DNA Mint 9), 25, 26 Irvin (PSA/DNA Mint 9), 27, 29 Kluszewski, 30, 31 Zernial (PSA/DNA Mint 9), 32, 33 Spahn (PSA/DNA Gem MT 10), 34, 35, 37 Snider (PSA/DNA Mint 9), 38, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 49 Sain/Correct/RB, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57 Lopat (PSA/DNA Mint 9), 58, 59 Roberts (PSA/DNA Gem MT 10), 60, 62, 64, 65 Slaughter (PSA/DNA Authentic), 66 Roe (PSA/DNA Authentic), 67 Reynolds (PSA/DNA Authentic), 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88 Feller (PSA/DNA Authentic), 89, 90, 91 Schoendienst, 92, 93, 94, 96, 97 Torgeson, 98, 99, 100, 101, 103, 104, 105, 106 Vernon, 107, 109, 111, 112, 113, 115, 116, 118, 120, 121, 122 Jensen, 123, 124, 125, 127, 128, 129 Mize (PSA/DNA Authentic), 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149, 150, 153, 156, 159, 160, 161, 162, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170 Bell, 171, 172, 177, 178, 179, 180, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 190, 191 Berra (PSA/DNA Mint 9), 192, 195 Minoso, 196, 197, 199, 200 Houk (PSA/DNA Gem MT 10), 201, 203, 205, 206, 208, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215 Bauer, 216 Ashburn (PSA/DNA Mint 9), 219, 220, 222, 223, 225, 226, 227 Garagiola, 228, 230, 233, 234, 235, 236, 238, 239, 241, 242, 234 Doby (PSA/DNA Mint 9), 237 Coleman (PSA/DNA Authentic), 244 Wertz, 246 Kell (PSA/DNA Authentic), 247, 248, 249, 250 Erskine, 251, 253, 254, 256, 258, 259, 260, 261 Mays (PSA/DNA Authentic), 263, 265, 268 Lemon, 270, 271, 274, 275, 277 Wynn, 278, 279, 280, 282, 284, 286, 288, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295 Cavaretta, 297, 299, 303, 304, 306, 309 Busby, 313 Thomson (PSA/DNA Authentic), 315 Durocher (PSA/DNA Authentic), 333 Reese (PSA/DNA Mint 9), 347 Adcock (PSA/DNA Mint 9), 360 Crowe, 372 McDouglad (PSA/DNA Authentic).



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