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1948 Bowman Complete Set (48)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,185
Offered is a complete set of forty-eight cards from the 1948 Bowman series, the first baseball-card set issued by Bowman Gum, highlighted by key rookie cards of many stars and Hall of Famers. Condition: 35% range in grade from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex), 65% Gd (due to glue residue on the reverse). Three key cards have been graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA). Keys: #1 Elliot RC (Gd), 2 Blackwell (Gd), 3 Kiner RC (Gd), 4 Mize (Gd), 5 Feller (sheet-cut), 6 Berra RC (GOOD 30), 7 Reiser SP (Gd), 8 Rizzuto RC (Gd), 12 Sain RC (sheet -cut), 14 Reynolds RC (Vg), 17 Slaughter (Pr), 18 Spahn RC (VG 40), 19 Henrich (Ex), 21 Fain RC (Gd), 22 Bevins SP (Fr), 29 Page RC (Gd), 35 Stirnweiss RC (Vg-Ex), 36 Musial RC (GOOD 30), 38 Schoendienst (Vg), 40 Marion RC (Gd), 45 Sauer (Gd), and 47 Thomson RC (Gd). Relatively affordable yet still very attractive complete set of Bowman's first baseball-card set and one of most important gum-card issues of the postwar era. Total: 48 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,185
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