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Lot # 510 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1951 Bowman Complete Set (324) with 39 PSA-Graded Cards

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $5,628.75

48% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex) with a few Nr/Mt or better, 52% Vg and lesser grades (mostly Vg). An extremely attractive and very consistent complete set of this classic early 1950s Bowman issue, highlighted by the rookie cards of Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays (PSA EX 5). Of the 324 cards in the set, thirty-nine (12%) have been professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA, including the many key cards (Mantle, Mays, Williams, and Ford). Keys: #1 Ford RC (VG 3), 2 Berra (VG 3), 3 Roberts (EX 5), 7 Hodges (Ex), 26 Rizzuto (EX 5), 30 Feller (NM 7), 31 Campanella (EX-MT 6), 32 Snider (EX 5), 46 Kell (Pr), 50 Mize (Vg), 53 Lemon (Vg), 58 Slaughter (Gd), 78 Wynn (Vg), 80 Reese (VG-EX 4), 134 Spahn (EX 5), 143 Kluszewski (Vg-Ex), 151 Doby (Gd), 165 Williams (VG 3), 181 Stengel (Vg), 186 Ashburn (Vg), 198 Irvin RC (no bottom border and very thin right border, otherwise Vg), 218 Lopat (Ex), 219 Woodling RC (Ex), 232 Fox RC (VG-EX 4), 233 Durocher (Vg), 253 Mantle RC (encapsulated by PSA as "Authentic" due to strips of clear tape along the top and bottom of the card), 254 Jensen RC (Gd-Vg), 260 Erskine RC (NM-MT 8), 290 Dickey (Vg), 291 Henrich (EX-MT 6), 295 Lopez (Vg-Ex), 305 Mays RC (PSA EX 5, centered 20/80 L/R and T/B), 306 Piersall RC (EX 5), 312 Mauch RC (NM 7323 Adcock RC (Gd), 324 Pramesa RC (Vg+). Additional PSA-graded cards: NM-MT 8 OC (1 card): #257. NM 7 (3 cards): #4, 24, and 105. EX-MT+ 6.5 (2 cards): #123 and 315. EX-MT 6 (8 cards): #43, 91, 114, 150, 193, 221, 279, amd 292. EX+ 5.5 (4 cards): #73, 170, 188, and 230. VG-EX+ 4.5 (1 card): #237. VG-EX 4 (3 cards): #157, 284, and 288. This is a very attractive and consistent mid-grade complete set of this classic Bowman issue, highlighted by a particularly impressive example of key card #305 Willie Mays. The SMR value for just twenty-eight of the thirty-nine PSA-graded cards is $2,693 (not including the one Authentic encapsulated card of Mantle, the nine PSA cards graded less than EX 5 including Ford, Berra and Williams, the one qualified card, and the remaining 285 ungraded cards!). Total: 324 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $5,628.75


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