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Lot # 580 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1954 and 1955 Bowman Partial Sets (361 cards)

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,777.50

Two 1950s Bowman collections, each representing a running start towards completion of two popular baseball sets: a partial 1954 Bowman set (136 cards, missing 89 cards) and a partial 1955 Bowman set (225 cards, missing 95 cards). These cards have been consigned by the original owner, who collected them in the year of issue. His complete sets are offered elsewhere in the auction. 1) 1954 Bowman Partial Set (136 of 225 cards): 34% Ex with a few better, 34% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 32% lesser (mostly presentable but with a pinhole). Keys: #1 Rizzuto (Vg), 6 Fox (Vg-Ex), 50 Kell (Ex+), 57 Wilhelm (Gd), 64 Mathews (Vg), 84 Doby (Vg), 138 Hodges (Vg-Ex), 161 Berra (Vg-Ex), 164 Wynn (Vg-Ex), 177 Ford (Vg-Ex), and 196 Lemon (Ex). Among the eighty-nine cards missing are #15 Ashburn, 45 Kiner, 58 Reese, 65 Mantle, 66 Williams, 89 Mays, 90 Campanella, 110 Schoendienst, 132 Feller, 145 Martin, and 170 Snider. 2) 1955 Bowman Partial Set (225 of 320 cards): 54% Ex, 31% Vg-Ex, and 15% lesser (mostly Fr-Gd). Keys: #10 Rizzuto (Ex), 22 Campanella (Ex), 23 Kaline (Ex+), 29 Schoendienst (Pr), 33 Fox (Ex), 37 Reese (Ex-Mt), 38 Wynn (Vg-Ex), 65 Zimmer RC (Vg-Ex), 68 Howard RC (Ex), 103 Mathews (Ex), 134 Feller (Ex), 202 Mantle (Vg-Ex+), and 213 Kell (Vg-Ex). Also included are twenty-five high-number umpire cards, including Chylak. Among the ninety-five missing cards are #1 Wilhelm, 59 Ford, 130 Ashburn, 158 Hodges, 168 Berra, 171 Roberts, 179 Aaron, 184 Mays, 191 Lemon, 197 Kiner, and 242 Banks. This original-owner collection offers a fantastic head start to any collector looking to complete either of these classic 1950s bubble-gum sets. Total: 361 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,777.50


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