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Lot # 1539 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1948 Bowman Basketball #72 Carl Braun Rookie SGC NM 84

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $711.00

Graded NM 84 by SGC. Only two examples graded higher by SGC. Extremely high grade rookie card of Carl Braun, the final card from this classic basketball card issue. First and last cards from numbered card sets are always the most condition sensitive as they so often found their way to the top and bottom of stacks organized by card-collecting youngsters. This example is bright and crisp, both front and back, with excellent centering, strong corners, and bold printing. In addition, cards from this particular set in general are extremely hard to find in high grade in part because these cards (like 1949 Bowman baseball) often naturally have soft corners due to the quality of the paper stock on which they are printed. The 1948 Bowman Basketball series is particularly significant as this was the first set ever issued devoted exclusively to basketball. SMR value is $650. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $711.00


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