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1948 to 1955 Bowman Near-Complete Set Collection (6 Sets, 951 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $7,050

Collection of six near-complete Bowman baseball sets, representing a near-complete run from 1948 to 1955 (missing just 1950, 1951, and 1952). 1) 1948 Bowman (40 of 48 cards): Missing just eight cards for completion (#7 Reiser, 8 Rizzuto, 13, 22, 24, 26, 34, and 46). 80% range in grade from Gd to Vg-Ex (includes a few Ex), and 20% range from Pr to Fr-Gd. Keys: #1 Elliot RC (Fr), 2 Blackwell (Gd), 3 Kiner RC (Ex), 4 Mize (Vg), 5 Feller (Gd), 6 Berra RC (Vg), 12 Sain RC (Gd), 14 Reynolds RC (Gd), 17 Slaughter (Vg-Ex), 18 Spahn RC (Vg), 19 Henrich (Vg-Ex), 29 Page SP (Vg), 30 Lockman SP (Vg-Ex), 36 Musial RC (Fr), 38 Schoendienst RC (Vg-Ex), 40 Marion RC (Vg-Ex), 45 Sauer RC (Vg-Ex), and 47 Thomson RC (Vg). 2) 1949 Bowman (183 of 240 cards): 80% range from Vg to Vg-Ex (includes a few Ex), and 20% range from Pr to Gd (includes a few trimmed). Keys: #1 Bickford (Gd-Vg), 11 Boudreau (Vg), 24 Musial (Fr-Gd), 26 Kell (Fr-Gd), 36 Reese (Gd), 84 Campanella RC (Vg), 85 Mize NNOF (Vg), 98 Rizzuto NNOF (Fr-Gd), 110 Wynn RC (Pr-Fr), 111 Schoendienst (Vg), 233 Doby (Vg), and 238 Lemon RC (Vg). 3) 1953 Bowman Color (142 of 160 cards): Missing eighteen cards for completion (#114 Feller, 115, 116, 117 Snider, 119, 122, 125, 128, 132, 134, 140, 141, 145, 147, 154, 157, 159, and 160 ). 80% range from Vg to Vg-Ex (with a few slightly better), and 20% range from Pr to Gd. Keys: #1 Williams (Pr), 9 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 10 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), 18 Fox (Vg/Vg-Ex), 32 Musial (Vg-Ex), 33 Reese (Vg), 44 Bauer/Berra/Mantle (Vg-Ex), 46 Campanella (Vg/Vg-Ex), 59 Mantle (Vg/Vg-Ex), 65 Roberts (Vg/Vg-Ex), 80 Kiner (Pr), 81 Slaughter (Vg), 92 Hodges (Vg-Ex/Ex), 93 Rizzuto/Martin (Vg/Vg-Ex), 97 Mathews (Vg), 99 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 101 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex), 118 Martin (Gd), 121 Berra (Fr), 143 Lopez (Vg), 146 Wynn (Vg), and 153 Ford (Gd). 4) 1953 Bowman B&W (48 of 64 cards): Missing sixteen cards for completion (#4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 16, 29, 30, 40, 48, 49, 57, 60, 62, and 64). 70% range from Gd-Vg to Vg (with a few Vg-Ex), and 30% range from Pr to Gd. Keys: #1 Bell (Vg), 15 Mize (Fr), 25 Sain (Vg-Ex), 26 Roe (Vg-Ex), 27 Lemon (Gd-Vg), 28 Wilhelm (Vg), 31 Woodling (Ex), 36 Piersall (Vg), 39 Stengel (Vg), 46 Harris (Vg), 51 Burdette (Pr), and 52 Branca (Vg-Ex). 5) 1954 Bowman including #66 Williams (224 of 225 cards): Missing only #66 Piersall for completion. 88% range from Vg to Vg-Ex (includes a few Ex), and 12% range from Fr to Gd. Keys: #1 Rizzuto (Fr), 6 Fox (Vg/Vg-Ex), 15 Ashburn (Ex), 45 Kiner (Vg/Vg-Ex), 58 Reese (Vg), 62 Slaughter (Vg-Ex), 64 Mathews (Vg), 65 Mantle (Vg), 66a Williams (Gd), 89 Mays (Vg), 90 Campanella (Vg), 95 Roberts (Vg-Ex), 132 Feller (slight trim), 138 Hodges (Vg-Ex), 145 Martin (Vg-Ex), 161 Berra (Vg), 164 Wynn (Vg-Ex), 170 Snider (Vg-Ex/Ex), 177 Ford (Vg), and 196 Lemon (Vg). 6) 1955 Bowman (314 of 320 cards): Missing only six cards for completion (#231, 275, 276, 277, 297, and 303). 50% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 45% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, and 5% slightly lesser. Keys: #1 Wilhelm (Pr), 10 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 22 Campanella (Vg/Vg-Ex), 23 Kaline (Ex), 33 Fox (Ex-Mt), 37 Reese (Ex/Ex-Mt), 38 Wynn (Ex), 59 Ford (Ex), 60 Slaughter (Ex), 65 Zimmer RC (Vg-Ex), 68 Howard RC (Gd-Vg), 103 Mathews (Ex/Ex-Mt), 130 Ashburn (Ex), 134 Feller (Vg), 158 Hodges (Vg/Vg-Ex), 168 Berra (Vg-Ex), 171 Roberts (Ex), 179 Aaron (Vg-Ex/Ex), 184 Mays (Ex/Ex-Mt), 191 Lemon (Ex), 197 Kiner (Ex-Mt), 202 Mantle (Vg-Ex), and 242 Banks (Ex). These six near-complete sets are a very substantial collection as is, or could provide the foundation for the assembly of a very attractive mixed-grade Bowman baseball complete-set run. Total: 951 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $7,050


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