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1951 Bowman Near-Complete Set (321 of 324)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,406
10% Ex-Mt (includes some Nr/Mt), 70% range from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex), and 20% lesser (mostly Fr). An extremely attractive and for the most part very consistent near-complete set of this classic early 1950s Bowman issue, highlighted by the rookie cards of Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, both strong examples graded SGC VG/EX 50. This near-set is missing three common cards for completion (#234, 235, and 245). We have selected three cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: #1 Ford RC (Gd-Vg), 2 Berra (Fr), 3 Roberts (Vg-Ex), 7 Hodges (Vg), 10 Schoendienst (Vg), 26 Rizzuto (Fr-Gd), 30 Feller (Gd-Vg), 31 Campanella (Gd-Vg), 32 Snider (Vg), 46 Kell (Vg), 50 Mize (Vg), 53 Lemon (Ex), 58 Slaughter (Fr), 62 Boudreau (Fr), 78 Wynn (Vg-Ex), 80 Reese (Vg-Ex), 134 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 143 Kluszewski (Vg), 151 Doby (Vg), 165 Williams (Pr), 181 Stengel (Fr), 186 Ashburn (SGC VG/EX 50), 198 Irvin RC (Vg-Ex), 232 Fox RC (Ex), 233 Durocher (Pr), 253 Mantle RC (SGC VG/EX 50), 254 Jensen RC (Vg), 260 Erskine RC (Ex-Mt), 290 Dickey (Pr), 295 Lopez (Ex-Mt), 305 Mays RC (SGC VG/EX 50), 306 Piersall RC (Gd), 323 Adcock RC (Vg), 324 Pramesa RC (Ex). The addition of the missing cards and a few upgrades will make this a very impressive medium-grade set. This near-set, missing three common cards, represents a rare opportunity to approach this classic early 1950s Bowman issue in a relatively affordable manner. Total: 321 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $4,406
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