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1948 Bowman #36 Stan Musial Rookie - SGC NM/MT 88
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,370
Graded NM/MT 88 by SGC. Ultra high grade example of Stan Musial's rookie card, one of the most important cards of the era and the key card of Bowman's first baseball-card set. The "Lionel Carter Collection" designation on this card is of special note as it refers to the fact that this card was part of the collection of Lionel Carter, one of organized card collecting's most legendary pioneers. Because of the year of issue of this card, we know that Lionel Carter personally purchased this card directly from an unopened pack in 1948 (as opposed to his earlier cards which he bought and traded for from other collectors), and made sure it was protected from all elements and perfectly stored. 50+ years later, it looks exactly as it did when pulled from a pack by Lionel Carter. Four sharp corners, a crystal-clear image, and centered slightly towards the bottom right. As of this writing only five 1948 Bowmans of Musial (out of a total of 249 graded) have received a higher grade from SGC. Superb high-grade example of Hall of Famer Stan Musial's rookie card from the classic 1948 Bowman set. The equivalent SMR value for the assigned grade is $2,750. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $2,370
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