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1950 Bowman "Wild Man" Complete Set (72)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $3,231.25
36% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 64% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. This is a sharp-looking set, extremely attractive, which at first glance appears even stronger than suggested by the preceding technically accurate grading composite. "Wild Man" is one of the most interesting nonsport 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). This is an outstanding complete set of one of the era's most significant nonsport card issues. Total 72 cards plus one wrapper. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $3,231.25
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