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Lot # 1027 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1953 Bowman Color Autographed Baseball-Card Collection Including Mickey Mantle (104)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $5,036.25

This 1953 Bowman Color partial set is comprised of 104 different cards (out of 160 cards in the set), all of which are autographed on the front with the exception of one (card #159, which is signed on the reverse). Included here are nine of the sixteen scarce mid-series cards in the set (numbers 113-128) and twenty-two Hall of Famers: Rizzuto (alone on card #9 and together with Billy Martin on card #93), Ashburn, Musial, Reese, Doby, Irvin, Durocher, Boudreau, Mantle, Kell, Roberts, Kiner, Slaughter, Mathews, Spahn, Schoendienst, Feller, Snider, Berra, Lopez, Wynn, and Ford. Additional stars include Al Rosen, Sam Jethroe, Vic Wertz, Jackie Jensen, Minnie Minoso, Paul Richards, Carl Furillo, Billy Martin (alone on card #118 and together with Rizzuto on card #93), and Joe Adcock. The signatures have been scripted in a variety of inks (mainly blue Sharpie) and grade either "9" or "10." Nearly all of the cards are either Vg-Ex or Ex, with just a few lesser. The fifty-six cards NOT included here (and therefore needed for completion) are card numbers 1, 4, 5, 15, 18, 20, 23, 25, 31, 34, 37, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 52, 53, 58, 70, 72, 77, 83, 87, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 98, 100, 104, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 119, 120, 122, 124, 127, 128, 132, 135, 137, 140, 142, 144, 147, 150, 152, 154, 156, 157, and 158. This is a very substantial collection, with many significant highlights, and an outstanding start toward the assembly of a completely signed set of one of the most popular baseball-card issues of the 1950s. Total: 104 cards. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500++. SOLD FOR $5,036.25


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