1951 Bowman PSA-Graded Partial Set (178/324)

Sold For: $3,600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1145

Item Year: 1951

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is an exceptionally attractive partial set of 1951 Bowman consisting of 178 different cards (out of 324 in the set), highlighted by several Hall of Famers and stars, including Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, and the rookie card of Nellie Fox. All the cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA. PSA grading composite: NM-MT 8 (12 cards): #20, 71, 148, 167, 168, 178, 191, 194 (OC), 202, 211, 248, and 251. NM+ 7.5 (3 cards): #98, 116, and 152. NM 7 (26 cards): #61, 65, 66, 78 Wynn, 106, 112, 124, 147, 154, 160, 163, 174, 176, 179, 187, 192, 193, 200, 208, 224, 229, 279, 292, 308, 311, and 314 Sain. EX-MT+ 6.5 (6 cards): #47, 63, 227, 231, 234, and 249. EX-MT 6 (70 cards): #4, 30 Feller, 43, 54, 59, 64, 69, 84-86, 91, 93, 97, 101, 105, 107, 110, 115, 121, 125, 128-132, 136-138, 140, 145, 149, 155, 156, 158, 159, 164, 166, 169, 170, 172, 175, 180, 183 Bauer, 184, 185, 186 Ashburn, 196, 197, 205, 206, 209, 210, 212, 218, 219, 230, 235, 236, 241, 244-246, 258, 267, 270, 287, 288, 302, 309, and 313. EX+ 5.5 (2 cards): #79 and 298. EX 5 (48 cards): #3 Roberts, 5, 19, 23, 25, 27, 32 Snider, 57, 60 Carrasquel RC, 62 Boudreau, 75, 76, 80 Reese, 83, 88, 92, 96, 103, 104, 122 Garagiola RC, 135, 141, 143 Kluszewski, 161, 182, 189, 213, 216, 217, 220, 226, 232 Fox RC, 233 Durocher, 243, 247, 250, 257, 261, 268, 269, 271, 290 Dickey, 294, 300, 301, 312, 318, and 321. VG-EX+ 4.5 (1 card): #315 Taylor. VG-EX 4 (10 cards): #6 Newcombe, 9, 29, 70, 81 Furillo, 134 Spahn, 228, 303, 319, and 324. This is a very consistent and extremely attractive partial set of this classic early 1950s Bowman issue, which provides a tremendous foundation for the assembly of an outstanding mid- to high-grade complete set. The SMR value for 166 of the 178 graded cards (excluding the eleven cards graded less than EX and the one qualified card and factoring the half-grades at the lower whole grade level) is $4,598. Total: 178 cards.





Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+.


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