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Lot # 525 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1953 Bowman Color (116/160) and 1955 Bowman (256/320) Partial Sets (Total 372 Cards)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $4,700.00

This lot is comprised of two partial sets of classic 1950s Bowman baseball issues: 116 different 1953 Bowman Color baseball (out of 160 cards in the set) plus 256 different 1955 Bowman baseball (out of 320 cards in the set), for a total of 372 cards: 1) 1953 Bowman Color (116 different): Sixty-seven of the 116 cards have been professionally graded and encapsulated by GAI (except two by SGC) as follows: One NM 7: #13. Five EX-MT+ 6.5: #11, 17, 22, 70, and 126. Five EX-MT 6: #24 Jensen, 47, 56, 108, and 137. Seven EX+ 5.5: #28 Burgess, 85, 94, 113, 122, 136, and 138. Fourteen EX 5: #2, 20, 48, 53, 58, 64, 76, 132, 141, 142, 147, 151 Adcock, 155, and 159 Vernon. Two VG-EX+ 4.5: #86 and 131. Eight VG-EX 4: #43 (SGC VG/EX 50), 65 Roberts (HOF), 75 (SGC VG/EX 50), 128, 130, 139, 140, and 150. Seven VG 3: #14 Loes, 61 Kell (HOF), 92 Hodges, 144, 145, 152, and 157. Six G-VG 2.5: #40 Doby (HOF), 51 Irvin (HOF), 55 Durocher (HOF), 59 Mantle (HOF), 149, and 153 Ford (HOF). Seven Good 2: #19, 33 Reese (HOF), 39, 74, 81 Slaughter (HOF), 156, and 160 (last card in set). Three Fair 1.5: #1 Williams, 84 Bauer, and 146 Wynn (HOF). Two Authentic: #32 Musial (HOF) and 115. The balance (48 cards) grade as follows: ten cards Ex-Mt, twenty-eight range from Vg-Ex to Ex, and ten lesser grades. The forty-four cards missing for completion include #9 Rizzuto, 10 Ashburn, 18 Fox, 44 Bauer/Berra/Mantle, 46 Campy, 62 Klu, 80 Kiner, 93 Rizzuto/Martin, 97 Mathews, 99 Spahn, 114 Feller, 117 Snider, 118 Martin, 121 Berra, and 143 Lopez. 2) 1955 Bowman (256 of 320, 80% complete): 35% Ex-Mt (includes some Nr/Mt), 55% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, 10% lesser grades. Twenty-eight of the 256 cards have been professionally graded and encapsulated by GAI as follows: One NM 7: #29 Schoendienst (HOF). One EX-MT+ 6.5: #48. Three EX 5: #19, 60 Slaughter (HOF), and 283 Chylak. Five VG-EX+ 4.5: #17, 157, 160 Skowron, 197 Kiner (HOF), and 246 Bauer. Six VG-EX 4: #63, 64, 89 Boudreau (HOF), 130 Ashburn, 170 Erskine, and 267. Two VG+ 3.5: #98 Gilliam and 102 Thomson. Five VG 3: #191 Lemon (HOF), 265 Barlick, 303 Conlan, 315, Hubbard, and 320 Susce (last card in set). One G-VG 2.5: #201 Reynolds. One Good 2: #101. One Fair 1.5: #157. Two Authentic: #103 Mathews and 204. The sixty-four cards missing for completion include #22 Campy, 23 Kaline, 33 Fox, 37 Reese, 38 Wynn, 59 Ford, 68 Howard, 134 Feller, 168 Berra, 179 Aaron, 184 Mays, 202 Mantle, and 242 Banks. These two partial sets would provide an outstanding foundation for the assembly of two very attractive complete 1950s Bowman sets. Total 372 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $4,700.00


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