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Lot # 520 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1952 Bowman Complete Set (252) with 25 PSA-Graded Cards

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,443.75

55% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), 45% Vg to Vg-Ex (with a few slightly lesser). This mid- to high-grade set is highlighted by very attractive examples of key cards #101 Mickey Mantle and #196 Stan Musial (both graded EX-MT 6 by PSA). Of the 252 cards in the set, twenty-five (10%) have been professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA, including several key cards (Mantle, Mays, Berra, and Musial). Keys: #1 Berra (VG-EX 4), 2 Thomson (Vg-Ex), 4 Roberts (Vg-Ex), 5 Minoso RC (Vg), 8 Reese (Ex), 11 Kiner (Ex/Ex-Mt), 21 Fox (Ex), 23 Lemon (Vg), 24 Furillo (rejected by PSA for evidence of trimming, otherwise Vg-Ex), 27 Garagiola (Gd), 30 Schoendienst (Ex), 33 McDougald RC (Ex), 43 Feller (Ex), 44 Campanella (EX 5), 52 Rizzuto (NM 7), 53 Ashburn (Gd), 75 Kell (EX-MT 6), 80 Hodges (very thin top border, otherwise Ex-Mt), 101 Mantle (EX-MT 6), 115 Doby (EX 5), 116 Snider (EX 5), 128 Newcombe (Vg-Ex), 142 Wynn (NM 7), 145 Mize (Ex), 146 Durocher (Fr-Gd), 156 Spahn (EX 5), 158 Harris (Nr/Mt), 162 Irvin (VG 3), 196 Musial (EX-MT 6), 217 Stengel (Vg), 218 Mays (VG-EX 4), 232 Slaughter (Gd), 252 Crosetti (Fr). Other PSA-graded cards: #61 (EX-MT 6), 88 (NM 7), 108 (EX-MT 6), 147 (EX 5), 161 Jensen (EX 5), 219 (NM 7), 220 (EX-MT 6), 224 (NM 7), 229 (NM 7), 231 (EX-MT 6), 245 (EX-MT 6), 247 (NM+ 7.5), and 250 (NM 7). This is an extremely attractive and overall very consistent complete set of this classic Bowman issue. The SMR value for twenty-two of the PSA-graded cards is $2,730 (not including the three cards graded less than EX 5, which include Berra and Mays, and the remaining 227 ungraded cards!). Total: 252 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $4,443.75


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