They don’t come up for auction as a 407-card whole very often. Singles, yes. Lots, too. Even commons bring solid money. 1952 Topps sets don’t grow on trees but one of the best known examples is now on the block.
Carrying an impressive 7.23 rating, a set of Topps’ first-ever full blown set of baseball cards is in Mile High Card Company’s just launched auction. That doesn’t mean, however, that it’ll be sold as is. The company is taking bids on individual cards and on the set itself. Whichever method gives the consignor and the auction company the highest take will dictate whether it’s broken up. Within hours of launch bidding on the set had surpassed $59,000.