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Huge Estate Find of Early 1950's Sports Cards Loaded with Stars -1951 Bowman Mantle, 1953 Topps Mantle and More (1400+)

Huge Estate Find of Early 1950's Sports Cards Loaded with Stars -1951 Bowman Mantle, 1953 Topps Mantle and More (1400+)

 The collection has a near set of 1951 Topps Football, not 1950 as stated in the catalog.

Amazing collection of over 1400 cards, all dating between 1950 and 1954. Loaded with star cards as well as some key cards such as a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie, 1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle, 1952 Topps Willie Mays, 1953 Bowman Color Mickey Mantle and 1952 Bowman Large Jim Lansford. There are only a handful of duplicates throughout the entire collection and note that there is a near set of 1951 Topps Football, 1951 Bowman Football, 1951 Bowman Baseball, 1952 Bowman Baseball and 1952 Topps Baseball Low Numbers. Baseball: (67) 1950 Bowman Baseball with Kell, Spahn, Berra, Klu, Mize, Wynn, Stengel, Durocher. (187) 1951 Bowman with Irvin, Fox, Durocher, Spahn, Doby, Stengel, Ashburn, Wynn, Reese, Harris, Ford, Roberts, Kell, Mize, Slaughter, and more. (247) 1952 Bowman with Feller, Campanella, Rizzuto, Ashburn, Stengel, Slaughter, Irvin, Berra, Roberts, Reese, Kiner, Fox, Wynn, Spahn, Irvin, Doby, Hodges, and more. (11) 1952 Wheaties Cards with Ted Williams, Berra, Feller, and more. (273) 1952 Topps with Ashburn, Rizzuto, Irvin, Spahn, Hodges, Snider, Page (correct), Sain (correct), Roberts, Slaughter, Feller, Doby, Wynn and more. (54) 1953 Bowman Color with Ashburn, Fox, Doby, Durocher, Kell, Klu and more. (80) 1953 Topps with Feller, Wynn, Irvin, Mize, Martin, Berra, Rizzuto, Campanella, Mathews, Slaughter, Jackie Robinson and more. Football: (63) 1951 Topps with Janowicz and Young. (136) 1951 Bowman Football with Younger, Trippi, Sitko, Nomellini, Standlee, Dudley, Graham, Van Brocklin, Fears, Taliaferro, Lujack, Walker, Hart, Tittle, Ball, Connerly, Lavelli, Groza, Van Buren, Canadeo, Tunnell, Bednarik, Turner, Waterfield, Davis, Pihos, Stautner, Layne, Albert, Perry, Motley and more. (44) 1952 Bowman Large including Pihos, Walker, Trippi, Fears, Brown, Hart, Gifford, Young, Groza, Nomellini, and more. A number of the key cards were graded by SGC and those include Baseball: 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie SGC 30 Good 2, 1951 Bowman #165 Ted Williams SGC 40 VG 3, 1952 Bowman #196 Stan Musial SGC 60 EX 5, 1952 Bowman Duke Snider SGC 60 EX, 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle SGC 60 EX, 1952 Bowman #218 Willie Mays Hi # 40 VG, 1952 Topps #1 Andy Pafko VG 3, 1952 Topps #175 Billy Martin Rookie SGC 40 VG 3, 1952 Topps #191 Yogi Berra SGC 60 EX 5, 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays SGC 40 VG 3, 1952 Topps #268 Bob Lemon SGC 80 EX/NM 6, 1953 Bowman Color #46 Campanella SGC 70 EX+ 5.5, 1953 Bowman Color #9 Phil Rizzuto SGC 60 EX 5, 1953 Bowman Color #33 Pee Wee Reese SGC 80 EX/NM 6, 1953 Bowman Color #44 Bauer/Mantle/Berra SGC 80 EX/NM 6, 1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle SGC 70 EX+ 5.5, 1953 Topps #76 Pee Wee Reese SGC 80 EX/NM 6. 1953 Topps #148 Mickey Grasso SGC 84 NM 7, 1953 Topps #82 Mickey Mantle SGC 40 VG, 1954 Bowman #98 Kinder SGC 96 Mint 9. Football: 1951 Bowman #20 Tom Landry SGC 50 VG/EX, 1952 Bowman Large #144 Jim Lansford Rookie SP SGC VG 3, 1952 Bowman Large #142 Tom Landry 60 EX 5. Several of the 1952 Topps commons and minor stars have been graded with the breakdown (2) 84 NM 7, (9) 80 EX/NM 6, (3) 70 EX+ 5.5 with Kell, (13) 60 EX 5 with Kluszewski, (7) 50 VG/EX 4 and (2) 40 VG 3. Overall condition is better than you would expect to find in a childhood collection. For some reason the Baseball cards seem to be better than the Football with a general breakdown being about 70% EX or better and 30% lesser. The Football cards are typically 20% EX or better, 60% VG to EX and 20% lesser. Amazing collection!


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