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1949 to 1952 Bowman Partial Set Collection Including Musial (4 sets, 436 cards)

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $3,851.25

Collection of four partially complete Bowman sets from the following years: 1949, 1950, 1951, and 1952. These four early Bowman partial sets are highlighted by twenty-two Hall of Famers (including Stan Musial, Pee Wee Reese, and Duke Snider) as well as numerous other stars of the day. We have selected three cards to be graded by SGC. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1949 Bowman (60 of 240 cards): 80% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex) and 20% lesser grades including a few trimmed. Keys: #85b Mize NOF (Vg-Ex) and 100 Hodges RC (Vg-Ex). 2) 1950 Bowman (116 of 252 cards): 78% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex+/Ex-Mt) and 22% Vg-Ex with a few lesser. Keys: #35 Slaughter (Ex), 40 Lemon (Ex), 94 Boudreau (Vg-Ex+), 215 Lopat (SGC NM 84), 217 Stengel (Ex), and 229 Frisch (Vg+). 3) 1951 Bowman (137 of 324 cards): 85% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex) and 15% Vg. Keys: #6 Newcombe (Gd/Vg), 31 Campanella (Vg-Ex), 53 Lemon (Ex), 78 Wynn (Vg-Ex+), 143 Kluszewski (Ex), 198 Irvin RC (SGC VG/EX+ 55), 219 Woodling RC (Vg), 232 Fox RC (Ex), 233 Durocher (Vg-Ex+), and 275 Harris (Ex). 4) 1952 Bowman (123 of 252 cards): 76% Vg-Ex to Ex (including a few better) and 24% Vg with a few lesser. Keys: #2 Thomson (Vg), 8 Reese (Vg), 11 Kiner (Vg-Ex), 21 Fox (paper chip on front, otherwise Vg), 24 Furillo (Vg+), 30 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex+), 75 Kell (Vg-Ex), 80 Hodges (Vg), 116 Snider (Vg), 156 Spahn (Vg), 158 Harris (Ex-Mt), and 196 Musial (SGC EX+ 70). This is an extremely consistent collection with reference to condition. These four Bowman partial sets are a collection unto themselves and could also serve as the foundation for the assembly of a very attractive Bowman baseball complete set run. Total: 436 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,851.25


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