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Top Shelf Vintage Card Sets Being Sold Card by Card

Over 1500 graded cards from several of the hobby’s most popular and iconic sets will be sold on a first come, first served basis beginning today.  Memory Lane Inc. has spent the last several days pricing and preparing the high-end sets for break up.   They had been consigned as sets by a long-time collector to the company’s Own it Now sale, but are now being sold individually

  • 1952 Topps (Master set)
  • 1953 Topps
  • 1954 Topps
  • 1915 Cracker Jack
  • 1933 Goudey
  • 1934 Goudey

The sets were recently presented in the company’s I Own it Now catalog but will now be available to collectors building their own sets.

The 1952 Topps set being broken is a complete master accumulation including some of the hobby’s most desirable cards and variations, nearly all of which are graded PSA 7 or better.  There is a #1 Pafko (7), a #261 Mays (8), #407 Mathews (7), #312 Robinson (7) and all of the red and black variations from cards #1-80.

Cards from the 1933 Goudey set—king of the 1930s gum issues—include a #1 Bengough (7), four Babe Ruth cards, all PSA 6, two Lou Gehrigs, a PSA 8 Rogers Hornsby and dozens of others.

Similarly, the 1934 Goudey set includes a pair of PSA 7 Gehrig cards and numerous Hall of Famers.

All but two common cards from the 274-card 1953 Topps set will be available including PSA 8 examples of Mantle, Mays, Robinson, Paige, Campanella, Feller, Berra and others.

The 1954 Topps set includes one of the finest known Hank Aaron rookie cards (PSA 9), a PSA 9 Mays, PSA 8 Ernie Banks and Al Kaline rookie cards and PSA 8 copies of Ted Williams (both cards in the set),, Jackie Robinson and Yogi Berra.  The set was rated 7.72 before breakup.

The 1915 Cracker Jack set is also high grade and includes some top quality examples as well.

Collectors can visit Memory Lane’s website to see the details. For questions or to reserve cards, call (714) 730-0600. They are accepting credit cards and Paypal for this sale.  It will close Friday, Oct. 28.

In addition, Memory Lane is taking consignments for its final auction of 2011, set to open in December.  Over 1,000 lots will be featured. The deadline to have your items included in this highly publicized auction is October 31.

About Rich Mueller

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