Laguna Niguel, CA - In the wake of their successful Dec. 2, 2004 Live Auction, held in conjunction with Sotheby's, SportsCards Plus continues the proliferation of their name throughout the annals of hobby records. Their latest entry comes with the sale of a complete 1952 Topps Baseball set, graded entirely NM-MT 8 by PSA. The set, sold privately to an anonymous collector for $400,000, is a record for a post-war card set, and is the second highest price ever paid for a complete sportscard set. The newly established record shatters the previous post-war complete set record, which was $276,771. Interestingly, the previous record was established by this very same set when it was sold by another major sports auction firm in 2002.
Of the recent groundbreaking sale, David Kohler, President of SportsCards Plus stated, "Collectors have long considered the 1952 Topps set to be the grandfather of all modern baseball card issues. Since its introduction more than 50 years ago, the set has become an icon of popular culture. This sale provides further validation of its preeminent status within our hobby. It also demonstrates the added value that PSA grading brings to a set of this quality and importance."
Kohler further conveyed his belief that the assembly of a truly high-grade complete 1952 Topps set is considered a crowning achievement among sportscard enthusiasts. Kohler stated, "Undertaking the task on a card-by-card basis, while abiding by stringent grading standards of PSA, renders the completion of a 1952 Topps set of this magnitude nearly impossible in today's marketplace. This 407 card set, graded PSA 8 NM-MT across the board, represents the grandest realization of the set-builder's ambition."
On the auction front SportsCards Plus is continuing its alliance with Sotheby's, and the duo is actively seeking consignments for their Upcoming blockbuster auction event. This time around, SportsCards Plus and Sotheby's are broadening the scope of their search for high-end Sports Card and Memorabilia consignments to include all sports and all regions in addition to their focus on items related to New York baseball. For consignment or other inquiries, contact David Kohler or Dan Imler at (800) 350-2273 or visit www.SportsCardsPlus.com.