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Featured here is a high-grade complete master set of 1959 Topps Baseball with all 572 cards from the basic set plus nine variations (581 cards total). Only two are graded below PSA NM-MT 8. Top rookies include include Hall of Famers Bob Gibson, Ford Frick and Sparky Anderson plus Norm Cash and Felipe Alou. The comprehensive set, recently retired on the PSA Registry, has a set rating and GPA of 8.06, which would rank it #11 currently once reinstated. Here's the highlighted breakdown with Hall of Famers and notables mentioned.

PSA MINT 9: 33 cards, #'s 9 Paul Giel (only one higher), 15 Dick Drott (none higher), 29 Jim Bolger (none higher), 64 Joe DeMaestri (only one higher), 96 Lou Berberet (only one higher), 105 Lee Walls (only one higher), 226, 235, 239 Bob Trowbridge (only one higher), 244, 246 J.W. Porter (only one higher), 274, 276, 281 Walt Craddock (only one higher), 323, 382, Curt Simmons (none higher) 385, 388, 398, 399, 407, 409, 411 Whitey Lockman (only one higher), 417, 418 Gino Cimoli (none higher), 422, 426, 434, 438, 476 Indians Team (none higher), 492, 502 Al Dark (none higher), 571 Warren Spahn All-Star (none higher).

PSA NM-MT+ 8.5: 4 cards, #'s 89, 208, 278, 541.

PSA NM-MT 8: 542 cards, #'s 1 Ford Frick RC, 8 Phillies Team, 10 Mickey Mantle, 20 Duke Snider, 30 Nellie Fox, 40A Warren Spahn (born in 1921), 40B Spahn (born in 1931 obscured), 40C Spahn (born in 1931), 50 Willie Mays, 102 Felipe Alou RC, 149 Jim Bunning, 150 Stan Musial, 155 Enos Slaughter, 163 Sandy Koufax, 180 Yogi Berra, 200 Warren Giles, 202 Roger Maris, 212 Fence Busters (Aaron/Mathews), 222 Bobby Shantz, 260 Early Wynn, 292 Dick Williams, 300 Richie Ashburn, 310 Luis Aparicio, 316A Ralph Lumenti (optioned), 316B Lumenti (no option) - highest graded, 317 NL Hitting Kings (Mays/Ashburn), 321A Bob Giallombardo (optioned), 322A Harry Hanebrink (traded), 322B Hanebrink (no trade) - only one higher, 336A Billy Loes (traded), 338 Sparky Anderson RC, 349 Hoyt Wilhelm, 350 Ernie Banks 352 Robin Roberts, 360 Al Kaline, 362A Dolan Nickols (optioned), 362B Nichols (no option) - only one higher, 380 Hank Aaron, 387 Don Drysdale, 390 Orlando Cepeda, 392 Whitey Herzog, 415 Bill Mazeroski, 416A Haywood Sullivan, 416B Sullivan, 416C Sullivan, 430 Whitey Ford, 435 Frank Robinson, 439 Brooks Robinson, 450 Eddie Mathews, 455 Larry Doby, 461 Mantle's 42nd HR, 464 Mays' Catch, 467 Aaron Clubs HR, 470 Musial 3000th Hit, 478 Roberto Clemente, 480 Red Schoendienst, 509 Norm Cash RC, 510 Yankees Team, 514 Bob Gibson RC, 515 Harmon Killebrew, 528 Pirates Team, 543 Corsair Outfield Trio, 550 Roy Campanella, 552 Casey Stengel All-Star, 553 Cepeda AS, 554 Bill Skowron AS, 555 Mazeroski AS, 556 Fox AS, 559 Banks AS, 560 Aparicio AS, 561 Aaron AS, 562 Kaline AS, 563 Mays AS, 564 Mantle AS, Billy Pierce AS.

PSA NM 7: 2 cards, #'s 321B Giallolombardo (no option), 336B Loes (no trade).

Here's a link to the PSA Registry referenced in the opening paragraph of the description: https://www.psacard.com/psasetregistry/baseball/company-sets/1959-topps-master/alltimeset/205679

Bidding
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $7,500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $66,632
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Friday, August 28, 2020.
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