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1954 Bowman Complete Set Including #66 Ted Williams (225 cards plus six variations) and 50 PSA-Graded Cards

Starting Bid - $800, Sold For - $3,231

90% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (includes a few better), 10% Vg-Ex. This is a very attractive high-grade complete set (including #66 Williams) of one of the most overlooked (and compared to many other sets, most reasonably valued) classic bubble-gum card issues from the golden age of the 1950s. The #66 Ted Williams is the key card to the 1954 Bowman set and one of the legendary key cards among all postwar gum cards. The #66 Piersall is also included, plus six variations. Of the 231 cards in the set, fifty (22%) have been professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA, including thirty PSA NM 7s. Keys: #1 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 6 Fox (Ex), 15 Ashburn (EX-MT 6), 45 Kiner (Vg), 50 Kell (Ex), 58 Reese (slight trim), 62 Slaughter (Ex), 64 Mathews (NM 7), 65 Mantle (GOOD 2, great-looking card downgrade for paper loss in the lower left corner on the reverse), 66a Williams (NM-MT 8 [OC]), 66b Piersall (NM 7), 89 Mays (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 90 Campanella (10/90 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 110 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex), 132 Feller (EX 5), 138 Hodges (EX 5), 145 Martin (Vg), 161 Berra (EX 5), 164 Wynn (slight trim), 170 Snider (EX 5), 177 Ford (EX 5), and 196 Lemon (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt). The additional cards graded by PSA which are not key cards are #2 Jensen (NM 7), 12a (EX-MT 6), 12b (NM 7), 21 (NM 7), 25 (NM 7), 33b Raschi - traded line (EX-MT 6), 38b Minoso - .963/.963 field avg. (EX-MT 6), 41a Dark - .986/.960 field avg. (VG-EX 4), 47a (EX 5), 61b (NM 7), 67a (NM 7), 67c (NM 7), 80b (NM 7), 81 Coleman (NM 7), 82b (EX 5), 85a (NM 7), 93a (NM 7), 103a (VG-EX 4), 105b Maglie - 1904 ans. (EX 5), 121 (NM 7), 122 Furillo (NM 7), 129 Bauer (NM 7), 130 (NM 7), 139b (NM 7), 140a (NM 7), 150 (NM 7), 155 Thomas RC (NM 7), 156b (NM 7), 157 (NM 7), 158 (NM 7), 159 (NM 7), 160 (NM 7), 163b Philley - traded (NM-MT 8), 174a (EX-MT 6), 184 (NM 7), 185b (NM 7), 187 Law (NM 7), 203 Janowicz (NM 7), 212b (EX-MT 6), and 217a (NM 7). Crisp, clean, and extremely attractive complete set of one of the most overlooked issues from the 1950s. The SMR value for forty-six of the fifty graded cards (not including the PSA NM-MT 8 [OC] of Williams, the PSA GOOD 2 of Mantle, the two cards graded PSA VG-EX 4, or the balance of 227 cards in the set) is $1,379. Total 231 cards. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $3,231


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