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1950 Bowman Wild Man Complete Set (72)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $4,350.00
60% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 40% range from Vg-Ex to Vg-Ex/Ex. This is a sharp-looking set which at first glance appears Ex to Ex-Mt across the board. Very crisp and clean. No creases. Cards graded less than Ex have been downgraded solely due to corner wear. "Wild Man" is one of the most interesting non-sport issues of the era. The set portrays man's violent past with magnificent color artwork and graphic text. This is a set with a message. As stated on each card, "MAN'S PAST is stained with BLOOD. His FUTURE can be bright with promise - If in the present he will wage PEACE." The timing of this set, issued just five years after the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, allows for a greater understanding of this message, and its warnings for the future. The set is accompanied by an original wrapper (Vg-Ex/Ex). This is an outstanding complete set of one of the era's most significant non-sport card issues. Total 72 cards plus one wrapper. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $4,350.00
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