1948 to 1955 Bowman Shoebox Collection (376 cards) Including 45 Hall of Famers

Sold For: $4,800

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 874

Item Year: 1948

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Substantial shoebox collection of 376 cards from eight classic Bowman baseball-card sets spanning the years 1948 to 1955. This collection is highlighted by forty-five Hall of Famers, including Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, and Bob Feller. Fifty-seven cards are professionally graded by PSA (except for four SGC). This collection consists of the following: 1) 1948 Bowman (14 cards): Including twelve different. Condition is one Ex-Mt, five Ex, three Vg to Vg-Ex, and five trimmed. Keys: #1 Elliott (trimmed, otherwise Vg-Ex), 4 Mize RC (trimmed, otherwise Vg-Ex), 10 Rosar (EX-MT+ 6.5), two 38 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex and trimmed, otherwise Vg-Ex), 40 Marion RC (Ex), and 47 Thomson RC (trimmed, otherwise Ex). 2) 1949 Bowman (211 cards): Including partial set of 161 out of 240. Condition is 6% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 44% Vg-Ex to Ex, 35% Gd to Vg, and 13% lesser (including eleven trimmed and a couple miscut). Keys: Two #18 Thomson (both Vg), three 23 Doerr RC (two Ex and Fr), 26 Kell RC (Ex), 33 Spahn (VG-EX 4), two 60 Berra (EX 5 and Pr), 64 D. DiMaggio RC (Vg), 65 Slaughter (Vg), 70 Furillo RC (Vg), two 85 Mize (Ex+ and Fr), 124 Murtaugh (Vg-Ex), 201 Sisti (gray background, trimmed), 210 Gordon (EX-MT 6), 214 Ashburn RC (PSA Authentic due to trimming, otherwise Fr), 233 Doby (Vg-Ex), and two 240 Young (Vg-Ex and Vg). Additional PSA-graded cards: #44 (NM 7), 59 (NM 7), and 166 (EX-MT 6). 3) 1950 Bowman (41 cards): Including thirty-eight different. Condition is 46% Nr/Mt, 27% Ex to Ex-Mt, 12% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 15% lesser (including one altered and two trimmed). Keys: #21 Reese (Vg-Ex), two 22 Robinson (EX 5 and PSA Authentic), 39 Doby (NM 7), and 148 Wynn (Ex-Mt). Additional PSA-graded cards: NM+ 7.5 (1 card): #126. NM 7 (11 cards): #5, 14, 26, 50, 69, 130, 169, 195, 200, 238, and 240. EX-MT 6 (2 cards): #85 and 116. EX 5 (2 cards): #9 and 95. VG-EX (1 card): #15. 4) 1951 Bowman (4 cards): #30 Feller (GOOD 2), 31 Campanella (SGC EX 60), 151 Doby (SGC NM 84), and 226 Dykes (possible slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt). 5) 1952 Bowman (95 cards): Including 90 different. Condition is 15% Nr/Mt, 25% Ex-Mt, 41% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 19% lesser (including five trimmed and one altered). Keys: #1 Berra (altered, otherwise Gd), 5 Minoso RC (slight trim, otherwise Vg-Ex), 11 Kiner (EX-MT 6), 24 Furillo (EX-MT 6), 43 Feller (PSA Authentic due to trimming, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 44 Campanella (EX-MT 6), 52 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 115 Doby (pen mark on back, otherwise Ex), 142 Wynn (Ex), 146 Durocher (slight trim, otherwise Vg), 158 Harris (EX-MT 6), 196 Musial (Vg-Ex), and 232 Slaughter (Ex). Additional PSA-graded cards: NM 7 (5 cards): #50, 62, 109, 112, and 168. EX-MT 6 (5 cards): #55, 89, 98, 119, and 207. EX 5 (3 cards): #176, 182, and 210. 6) 1953 Bowman Black & White (1 card): #25 Sain (Vg+). 7) 1953 Bowman Color (7 cards): #9 Rizzuto (EX-MT 6), two 10 Ashburn (EX-MT 6 and Ex), three 33 Reese (EX 5, VG-EX+ 4.5, and PSA Authentic due to trimming, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 123 (Ex+). 8) 1954 Bowman (1 card): #132 Feller (EX-MT 6). 9) 1955 Bowman (2 cards): #134 Feller (SGC Authentic due to trimming, otherwise Ex-Mt) and 184 Mays (SGC Authentic due to miscut, otherwise Vg+). This is an outstanding collection from the golden age of baseball cards with numerous highlights. Total: 376 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000++.


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