Love of the Game Auctions Spring 2023 Premier Auction

539. 1955 Topps Complete Set (206)

important than technical grade. A complete assessment of condition might be 10% EX, 18% VG/EX, 47% VG, 21% GOOD, and 4% FAIR or lesser. We took the liberty of sending 11 key cards to PSA, which graded as follows: #2 Williams (PSA EX 5); #28 Banks (PSA VG 3), #47 Aaron (PSA VG-EX 4), #50 Robinson (PSA VG+ 3.5), #123 Koufax (PSA VG 3), #124 Killebrew (PSA GOOD+ 2.5), #155 Mathews (PSA VG 3), #164 Clemente (PSA VG-EX 4), #189 Rizzuto (PSA VG 3), #194 Mays (PSA VG-EX 4), #198 Berra (PSA VG 3). Additional keys grade as follows: #4 Kaline (F), #31 Spahn (G), #100 Irvin (F), #187 Hodges (VG-EX), and #210 Snider (F). A strong set, with centering and print anomalies typical for the issue, but largely clean and attractive. 206 cards total.

The 1955 baseball season is one of the game’s most memorable, with its memorabilia among the most widely-collected of every postwar baseball season. A monster 51 home run 127 RBI season from Willie Mays, 20-win seasons from both Don Newcombe and Robin Roberts, and a tight American League race between the Yankees and Indians that went right down to the wire were all overshadowed by one of the most dramatic World Series in history. The 1955 World Series sealed by Sandy Amoros’ game-saving catch in Game 7 remains legendary among New Yorkers and vintage collectors. The 1955 Topps baseball set is among the most desirable and valuable of all the Topps issues. Presented here is a crisp, complete set, of mixed technical grade but largely quite attractive, carefully assembled with visual appeal more



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