1954 Bowman Complete SGC-Graded Set (225) Including #66 Ted Williams

Sold For: $4,200

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1164

Item Year: 1954

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is an exceptionally high-grade complete set (including #66 Williams) of 1954 Bowman cards. All 225 cards have been encapsulated and graded by SGC (submitted by our consignor). The 1954 Bowman set is one of the most overlooked (and compared to many other sets, most reasonably valued) classic bubble gum-card issues from the golden age of the 1950s. The #66 Ted Williams is the key card to the 1954 Bowman set and one of the legendary keys among all postwar gum cards. SGC Grading Composite: NM/MT+ 92 (2 cards): #191 and 223. NM/MT 88 (10 cards): #35b, 36, 87, 118, 162, 166, 172, 178, 188, and 206. NM+ 86 (10 cards): #5, 46, 72, 85b, 92, 177 Ford, 181, 189, 215, and 222. NM 84 (38 cards): #2 Jensen, 7, 20, 23 Kuenn RC, 27, 31, 34, 37, 45 Kiner, 47b, 52, 57 Wilhelm, 60, 61b, 62 Slaughter, 63, 69, 80, 83, 86, 100, 107, 109, 115, 128, 153b, 163c, 165, 175, 190, 197, 198, 200, 203, 205, 212b, 216b, and 224. EX/NM+ 82 (7 cards): #43b, 104, 111, 149, 170 Snider, 174a, and 186. EX/NM 80 (32 cards): #18, 19, 26a, 42, 49, 64 Mathews, 67c, 70, 71, 82b, 88, 89 Mays, 99b, 103b, 105b, 108, 117, 125, 127, 141 Garagiola, 144, 145a B. Martin, 157, 158, 182, 187, 194, 195, 204, 207, 213, and 220. EX+ 70 (18 cards): #33b Raschi, 51, 84 Doby, 90 Campanella, 94b, 96, 126, 140a, 148, 156b, 159, 164 Wynn, 180, 183, 199, 211, 214, and 221. EX 60 (58 cards): #1 Rizzuto, 3, 4, 6 Fox, 12b, 14, 17, 24, 25b, 29, 32, 40, 41b, 44, 50 Kell, 53b, 54, 55, 56, 66a T. Williams, 66b Piersall, 68, 76, 81b, 91, 93a, 98, 102, 106, 110 Schoendienst, 113, 114, 116, 119, 121, 122 Furillo, 124b, 129 Bauer, 130, 134, 136, 139b, 147, 151, 152, 154 Newcombe, 155, 161 Berra, 171, 184, 185b, 192, 193, 202, 209 Woodling, 210 Piersall, 217b, and 218 Roe. VG/EX+ 55 (15 cards): #10, 15 Ashburn, 22b, 28a, 58 Reese, 73, 95 Roberts, 97, 101 Larsen RC, 123, 143, 150, 160, 169, and 208. VG/EX 50 (17 cards): #21, 30, 48, 59, 75, 112, 120, 131, 132 Feller, 137, 138b Hodges, 142, 167, 168, 176, 179b, and 196 Lemon. VG 40 (9 cards): #8, 9, 39, 65 Mantle, 77, 135, 146, 201, and 219. GOOD+ 35 (1 card): #11 Gordon. GOOD 30 (6 cards): #16, 38b, 74 Gilliam, 78, 79, and 173. FAIR 20 (1 card): #133 Pillette. Authentic (1 card): #13 Minner. This set was assembled back in the 1980s and just recently was submitted by our consignor to SGC for professional grading. Overall a bright, clean, and crisp high-grade set of this classic 1950s Bowman issue. The equivalent SMR value for 175 of the 225 graded cards (not including the cards graded less than EX and factoring the half-grades at the lower whole-grade level) is $4,441. Total: 225 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+.


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