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Lot # 524 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1953 Bowman Color Complete Set (160) with 33 PSA-Graded Cards

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $3,555.00

35% Ex to Ex-Mt (includes a few slightly better), 55% ranging from Vg to Vg-Ex/Ex (includes a few slightly lesser), and 10% trimmed. Very attractive and relatively high-grade complete set of 1953 Bowman Color. The set has been very carefully assembled and is virtually crease-free, with even the lowest-graded cards being attractive examples downgraded due to honest corner wear. Of the 160 cards in the set, thirty-three (21%) have been professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA (except two Beckett), including many key cards (Mantle, Musial, Reese, and Snider). Keys: #1 Williams (EX-MT 6), 9 Rizzuto (EX-MT 6), 10 Ashburn (Fr), 18 Fox (EX-MT 6), 32 Musial (VG-EX 4), 33 Reese (EX-MT 6), 36 Minoso (Vg), 40 Doby (Vg-Ex), 44 Bauer/Berra/Mantle (GOOD 2), 46 Campanella (EX-MT 6 [OC]), 51 Irvin (EX-MT 6), 55 Durocher (Vg-Ex), 57 Boudreau (EX 5), 59 Mantle (VG 3), 61 Kell (Ex), 62 Kluszewski (EX-MT 6), 63 McDougald (EX-MT+ 6.5), 65 Roberts (Beckett Vg), 80 Kiner (trimmed), 81 Slaughter (Gd), 92 Hodges (BVG VG-EX 4), 93 Rizzuto/Martin (trimmed), 97 Mathews (EX-MT 6), 99 Spahn (EX 5), 101 Schoendienst (Fr), 114 Feller (GOOD 2), 117 Snider (VG 3 [MK], ink mark on back), 118 Martin (EX 5), 121 Berra (VG 3), 124 Dressen (EX 5), 143 Lopez (VG-EX 4), 146 Wynn (VG-EX 4), 153 Ford (VG-EX 4), and 160 Abrams (Vg). Other PSA-graded cards: #39 (EX+ 5.5), 49 (EX 5), 104 (EX 5), 113 (EX 5), 116 (NM-MT 8 [OC]), 119 (NM 7), 125 (EX-MT 6), 128 (EX 5), and 139 (EX+ 5.5). This is a very attractive complete set of this classic 1950s gum-card issue in a grade representing an outstanding value compared to a higher-graded set, but without sacrificing exceptional visual appeal. The SMR value for just the twenty cards graded PSA NM 7, EX-MT+ 6.5, EX-MT 6, EX+ 5.5, or EX 5 is $2,130 (not including the PSA VG 3 of Mantle, the nine cards graded PSA VG-EX 4 and less, the three qualified cards, or the balance of 127 cards in the set!). Total: 160 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $3,555.00


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