1953-1955 Bowman PSA-Graded Collection (132)

Sold For: $2,160

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1156

Item Year: 1953

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Collection of 132 Bowman cards from four different sets, dating from 1953 to 1955, highlighted by major stars such as Duke Snider, Bob Feller, and Gil Hodges. Each card has been graded and encapsulated by PSA (unless otherwise noted). 1) 1953 Bowman Black & White (7 cards): One NM 7: #2 Nixon. One EX-MT 6: #23 Mizell (MK). Two EX 5: Two #33 Kuzava. One VG-EX+ 4.5: #41 Ramazotti. One VG-EX 4: #12 Jackson. One VG 3: #2 Nixon. 2) 1953 Bowman Color (46 cards): Two NM 7: #47 and 122. One EX-MT+ 6.5: #21 Garagiola (SGC EX/NM+ 82). Eleven EX-MT 6: Two #23, 28, 45, two 52, 77, 78 Furillo, 82 (SGC EX/NM 80), 137 (OC), and 149. Two EX+ 5.5: #5 and 24 Jensen. Twenty-four EX 5: #1, 4, 20, 21 Garagiola, 30, 34, 39, 42, 51 Irvin (HOF), 62 Kluszewski, 69, 76, 82, 88, 90, 92 Hodges, 100, 105, 109, 112, 115, 129, 132, and 134 (SGC EX 60). One VG-EX+ 4.5: #92 Hodges (SGC VG/EX+ 55). Four VG-EX 4: #9 Rizzuto (HOF), 30, 117 Snider (HOF), and 142. One VG 3: #146 Wynn (HOF). 3) 1954 Bowman (36 cards): Two NM-MT 8: #37 and 181. One NM+ 7.5: #71 Gray. Nine NM 7: #20, 48, 75, 104, 107, 115, 128, 131, and 172. Five EX-MT 6: #45 Kiner (HOF), 70, 108, 109, and 197. Two EX+ 5.5: #45 Kiner (HOF) and 124b. Five EX 5: #15 Ashburn (HOF), 41b, 43a, 86, and 125. Eleven VG-EX 4: #33b, 51, 61b, 83, 84 Doby (HOF), 110 Schoendienst (HOF), 138a Hodges, 183, 196 Lemon (HOF), 201 Thomson, and 211. One VG 3: #80a Logan. 4) 1955 Bowman (43 cards): One NM-MT 8: #223 Jeffcoat. Two NM 7: #19 and 28. Seventeen EX-MT 6: #27, 41, 60 Slaughter (HOF), 92, 125, 126, 132a, 134 Feller (HOF), 136, 141, 153, 161, 199, 254, 263, 275 Grieve (Umpire [MC]), and 301 Engeln (Umpire). Seven EX 5: #13, 21, 90, 127, 177, 293 Gorman (Umpire), and 295 Ballanfant (Umpire). One VG-EX+ 4.5: #36 Belardi. Ten VG-EX 4: #10 Rizzuto (HOF), 14, 52, 57, 83, 102 Thomson, 124, 171 Roberts (HOF), 172, and 303 Conlan (HOF, Umpire). One VG+ 3.5: #101a D. Johnson. Four VG 3: #140, 152, 170 Erskine, and 204b. This is a very attractive collection of 132 postwar cards issued by Bowman, spanning the years 1953 to 1955, including several key cards of the era, and most with eye-appeal far superior to that suggested by their technically accurate grades. The total SMR value for 92 of the 132 cards is $2,138 (excluding the three qualified cards and the thirty-seven cards graded less than EX 5). Total: 132 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++.


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