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Lot # 633 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1949 Bowman Gum Baseball Card Hoard (722 cards)

Starting Bid - $5,000.00 , Sold For - $26,437.50

Absolutely gigantic "shoebox" collection of 722 assorted 1949 Bowman gum cards, highlighted by many key cards and Hall of Famers including eleven Roy Campanella rookie cards, two Stan Musials, Jackie Robinson, and many more. 20% grade Nr/Mt (with a few Nr/Mt-Mt), 35% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 10% Vg-Ex, 35% Vg and slightly lesser (mostly Gd-Vg). This 1949 Bowman collection is part of an enormous original-owner collection of 1948 to 1952 baseball cards (almost all Bowmans) that has not seen the light of day in over fifty years, and which has been broken up into several lots in this auction. It is simply unheard of to find such a large collection of 1949 Bowmans saved by an original owner. The 722 cards would represent three 240-card complete sets if there were perfect distribution (which, of course, there is not). We have selected sixteen cards to be graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: three #1 Bickford (all grade Vg-Ex), 11 Boudreau (Vg-Ex/Ex), two 23 Doerr (Vg-Ex and Vg), two 24 Musial (PSA NM 7 and EX 5), two 26 Kell (both Ex), two 27 Feller (both Ex), three 29 Kiner (two Ex and one Vg), two 33 Spahn (both Vg-Ex), two 36 Reese (PSA NM 7 and Vg-Ex), five 46 Roberts RC (two PSA NM 7, Vg-Ex, Vg, Pr), 50 Robinson (PSA NM 7), three 60 Berra (PSA NM 7, EX 5, and 70/30 T/B, otherwise Ex), three 64 DiMaggio (Ex, Vg, Fr), three 65 Slaughter (PSA NM 7, Vg, Pr), 70 Furillo (PSA NM-MT 8), eleven 84 Campanella RC (PSA EX-MT 6, Ex, Vg-Ex, four Vg, three Gd, Pr), thirteen 85 Mize/no name (PSA EX 5, two Ex, two Vg-Ex, eight Vg), twelve 98 Rizzuto/no name (one rejected by PSA for trimming but most likely handcut, three Ex, four Vg-Ex, three Vg, Gd-Vg), eight 100 Hodges (three Ex, three Vg, two Gd), three 110 Wynn RC (PSA EX 5, two Ex), four 111 Schoendienst (PSA NM-MT 8, NM 7, and two Ex-Mt), two 114 Reynolds (PSA NM 7 and Ex), and two 175 Appling (Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt). Common cards (quantities in parenthesis): #2 (2), 3 (2), 4 (9), 5 (2), 6 (2), 7 (2), 8 (2), 9, 10 (3), 12 (2), 13 (3), 14 (2), 15 (2), 16 (2), 17 (2), 18 (2), 19, 20, 21 (2), 22, 25 (2), 28 (2), 30 (2), 31 (3), 32 (3), 34 (2), 35 (2), 37 (2), 38 (2), 39 (3), 40 (4), 41 (4), 42 (4), 43 (5), 44 (4), 45 (4), 47 (5), 48 (5), 49 (3), 51 (2), 52 (2), 53 (2), 54 (4), 55 (6), 56 (4), 57 (3), 58 (3), 59 (4), 61 (3), 62 (4), 63 (3), 66 (2), 67 (4), 68 (2), 69, 71 (2), 72 (3), 73, 74 (5), 75 (10), 76 (10), 77 (9), 78 (6), 79 (4), 80 (6), 81 (13), 82 (10), 83 (15), 86 (13), 87 (13), 88 (16), 89 (10), 90 (15), 91 (16), 92 (10), 93 (9), 94 (9), 95 (9), 96 (8), 97 (9), 99 (12), 101 (11), 102 (9), 103 (10), 104 (10), 105 (9), 106 (12), 107 (9), 108 (12), 109 (3), 112 (4), 113 (4), 115 (2), 116, 117 (2), 118 (3), 119 (3), 120, 121 (2), 122, 123 (3), 124/script name (3), 125 (2), 126 (3), 127 (2), 128 (2), 129 (2), 130 (3), 131 (3), 132 (3), 133, 134 (3), 135 (2), 136 (4), 137 (3), 138 (3), 139 (2), 140 (3), 141 (3), 142 (5), 143 (4), 144 (3), 145, 146 (2), 147 (2), 148 (2), 149 (2), 150 (2), 151 (2), 152 (2), 153 (2), 154 (2), 155 (3), 156 (2), 157 (2), 158 (2), 159, 160, 161 (2), 163 (3), 164 (2), 165 (2), 166, 167 (2), 168, 169, 170 (2), 171 (2), 172 (2), 173, 174 (2), 176, 177 (2), 178 (2), 179, 180, 199, 222, and 228. This is a remarkable "shoebox collection" of 1949 Bowmans, both in terms of quantity and overall quality, including stars and Hall of Famers, sixty-five scarce high-numbers, and including 75% of the 1949 Bowman set (plus more than two sets worth of duplicate cards to trade). The SMR value for just the sixteen PSA-graded cards (not including the 706 raw cards) is $4,540. Total 722 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $26,437.50


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