1959 Topps Baseball Complete Master Set with All Variations 
Lot Number 161
 
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Presented is a complete 1959 Topps baseball "master" set including all of the tougher variations. This stunning higher-grade scarcity boasts an aggregate grade of (EX-MT) with many examples better and some lesser. An amalgamation of Hall of Famers, rookies and other greats preside in this scarce endeavor. Despite minimal instances of wax staining, the majority of cards are very clean and extremely presentable. Highlighted are: #10 Mantle (EX/EX-MT), #20 Snider (EX/EX-MT), #40 Spahn (1931 variation, EX-MT) #50 Mays (EX-MT), #150 Musial (NM), #163 Koufax (EX-MT), #202 Maris (EX-MT/NM), #212 Aaron/Mathews (EX-MT/NM), #310 Aparicio (NM o/c), #300 Ashburn (EX-MT), #317 Ashburn/Mays (NM), #338 Anderson RC (EX-MT), #350 Banks (NM o/c), #360 Kaline (EX-MT), #380 Aaron (EX-MT), #387 Drysdale (EX/EX-MT), #390 Cepeda (NM-MT), #408 N. Fox/Aparicio (EX-MT), #430 Ford (EX-MT), #435 F. Robinson (NM), #439 B. Robinson (EX-MT), #461 Mantle Thrills (EX-MT), #464 Mays Catch (EX-MT), #478 Clemente (EX), #480 Schoendienst (NM), #510 Yankees Team (EX-MT), #514 Gibson RC (EX-MT), #515 Killebrew (EX-MT), #543 Corsair Trio/Clemente (EX), #550 Campanella (EX-MT), #559 Banks AS (EX-MT), #561 Aaron AS (EX-MT), #563 Mays AS (NM o/c) and #564 Mantle AS (EX-MT). The scarcer high numbers and variations are extremely clean, while the set as a whole has a breakdown of 20% (NM and higher), 45% (EX-MT), 20% (EX) and 15% (VG-EX or lesser). An additional #40 Warren Spahn (1931 variation, PSA 2) is also included. The precision and difficulty of assembling such a collection, coupling condition with scarce variations, cannot be underestimated. This is a worthy, higher-grade keepsake from a classic 1950s Topps edition. For a complete listing of the key cards and their grades, please visit our website.

Complete listing of key cards: #1 Frick (VG-EX), #8 Phillies Team (VG-EX), #10 Mantle (EX/EX-MT), #20 Snider (EX/EX-MT), #40 Spahn (1931 variation, EX-MT) #50 Mays (EX-MT), #150 Musial (NM), #163 Koufax (EX-MT), #180 Yogi Berra (FR), #202 Maris (EX-MT/NM), #212 Aaron/Mathews (EX-MT/NM), #310 Aparicio (NM o/c), #300 Ashburn (EX-MT), #317 Ashburn/Mays (NM), #338 Anderson RC (EX-MT), #350 Banks (NM o/c), #360 Kaline (EX-MT), #380 Aaron (EX-MT), #387 Drysdale (EX/EX-MT), #390 Cepeda (NM-MT), #408 N. Fox/Aparicio (EX-MT), #430 Ford (EX-MT), #435 F. Robinson (NM), #439 B. Robinson (EX-MT), #450 E. Mathews (VG-EX), #461 Mantle Thrills (EX-MT), #464 Mays Catch (EX-MT), #478 Clemente (EX), #480 Schoendienst (NM), #510 Yankees Team (EX-MT), #514 Gibson RC (EX-MT), #515 Killebrew (EX-MT), #528 Pirates Team (EX-MT), #543 Corsair Trio/Clemente (EX), #550 Campanella (EX-MT), #559 Banks AS (EX-MT), #561 Aaron AS (EX-MT), #562 Kaline AS (EX/EX-MT), #563 Mays AS (NM o/c). #564 Mantle AS (EX-MT), #571 Spahn AS (EX-MT) and #572 Pierce AS (EX-MT);

Variations: #21 Spahn (a) born 1931 (PSA 2), (b) born 1921 (EX), #316 Lumenti (a) no optioned statement (EX) (b) optioned statement (EX), #321 Giallombardo (a) no optioned statement (EX), (b) optioned statement (EX), #322 Hanebrink (a) no trade statement (EX), (b) trade statement (EX-MT), 1959 #336 Loes (a) no trade statement (EX-MT), (b) trade statement (EX) and #362 Nichols (a) no optioned statement (EX-MT), and (b) optioned statement (EX-MT).  
 
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