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Lot # 1572 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1948-1954 Bowman Non-Sport Complete Set Collection (10)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $5,287.50

Please Note: The orginal catalog description for this lot contains a typographical error. The 1948 Leaf "Pirate Cards" set is missing card #2.

This expansive collection of nonsport cards includes complete sets of seven different classic Bowman card issues from 1948 through 1954, plus three additional 1940s complete sets (issued by Goudey, Leaf, and Gum, Inc., respectively), for a total of ten sets spanning the years 1941 to 1954. This is an impressive collection including some of the most popular nonsport sets issued during this era. Bright and clean throughout, these sets were assembled by a longtime advanced collector over a period of many years. Includes: 1) 1948 Bowman "Movie Stars" Complete Set (48): Thirty-one cards range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex overall), seventeen cards are Vg. 2) 1949 Bowman "America Salutes The FBI-Heroes of the Law" Complete Set (36): Nineteen cards range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex overall), seventeen cards Vg. 3) 1952 Bowman "US Presidents" Complete Set (36): Twenty-eight cards range from Vg-Ex to Ex, eight are Vg. 4) 1952 Bowman "T.V. & Radio Stars NBC" Complete Set w/wrapper (36): Twenty-five cards range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt overall), eleven cards are Vg. Accompanying the set is an original "T.V. & Radio Stars NBC" wrapper. Excellent condition. 5) 1953 Bowman "T.V. & Radio Stars NBC" Complete Set (96): 90% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt overall), 10% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (5 Vg cards). 6) 1953 Bowman "Antique Autos" Complete Set w/3-D glasses (48): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 10% Ex (2 cards Vg). 7) 1954 Bowman "Power for Peace" Complete Set (96): 60% Nr/Mt, 30% Ex-Mt, and 10% Ex (7 cards Vg). Also Includes: 8) 1941 Goudey "Sky Birds" Complete Set (24): Nineteen cards range from Ex to Ex-Mt, five cards are Vg-Ex. 9) 1944 Gum, Inc. "American Beauties" Complete Set (24): Nine cards from the set are still in their ideal uncut sheet form (Ex-Mt condition). The balance of the set (15 cards) range from Excellent to Nr/Mt condition, averaging Ex-Mt overall. 10) 1948 Leaf "Pirate Cards" Near-Complete Set (48 plus 4 variations for a total 52 cards): Missing only card #2 for completion. Forty-three cards range from Ex to Ex-Mt, three cards are Vg-Ex, two Vg. Also includes four "no card number" variations (all grade Ex). Tremendous and very carefully assembled lifetime collection comprised of ten high-quality complete nonsport sets (seven 1948-1954 Bowman nonsports sets, plus three additional 1940s sets from other manufacturers). Total 496 cards representing ten different complete sets. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $5,287.50


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