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1948 to 1950 Bowman Collection Including Three Musial Rookies (76 cards)

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,763

Collection of 76 assorted (59 different) 1948 to 1950 Bowman gum cards, highlighted by many star cards and Hall of Famers including three Stan Musial rookies. The collection includes forty-six 1948 Bowmans, nineteen 1949 Bowmans, and eleven 1950 Bowmans. 1) 1948 Bowman (33 of 48 cards plus thirteen duplicates): Missing just fifteen cards for completion (#16, 20, 23, 24, 35 Stirnweiss, 39, 40 Marion, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 Sauer, 46, 47 Thomson, and 48). 63% range in grade from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), and 37% lesser (mostly Vg). Keys: two #1 Elliot RC (Vg-Ex and Vg), 2 Blackwell (Ex), 3 Kiner RC (Ex), 4 Mize (Ex-Mt), 5 Feller (Ex), 6 Berra RC (25/75 L/R, otherwise Ex), 7 Reiser SP (Pr due to significant corner chip, otherwise Vg-Ex), 8 Rizzuto RC (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex), 12 Sain RC (no bottom border, otherwise Ex), two 14 Reynolds RC (Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex), 17 Slaughter (Gd-Vg), three 18 Spahn RC (two Vg and Fr), two 19 Henrich (Ex and Vg-Ex), 29 Page RC (Ex-Mt), 30 Lockman SP (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex), three 36 Musial RC (two Vg and Gd-Vg), and 38 Schoendienst (Vg). 2) 1949 Bowman (19 cards w/15 different): #5, 6 (2), 7 (2), 8 (2), 9, 13, 14, 23 Doerr (Ex), 25, two 26 Kell (Ex and Vg-Ex), 27 Feller (Ex-Mt), 31, 32, 33 Spahn (Vg), and 73. Seventeen cards range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex overall), and two slightly lesser. 3) 1950 Bowman (11 cards): #67, 71 Schoendienst (Fr), 73, 88, 89, 90, 91, 106, 163, 164, and 180. Six cards range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex overall), and five range from Fr to Vg. Very attractive mostly mid- to high-grade collection of early Bowmans highlighted by many Hall of Famers. Total 76 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $800+. SOLD FOR $1,763


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