1953-1955 Bowman Autographed Baseball-Card Collection (111)

Sold For: $480

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1590

Item Year: 1953

Category: Autographed Baseballs/Flats/Photos

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Collection of 111 autographed Bowman baseball cards, spanning the years 1953 to 1955, including two Hall of Fame players (Kiner and Kell) and only one duplicate (1955 #222). All of the signatures (penned in a variety of inks), appear on the front and range from "3" to "10," averaging "8." Condition ranges from Pr to Vg-Ex, averaging Gd/Vg. The collection is composed of the following issues:

1) 1953 Bowman Color (6 cards): #3, 42, 54, 66, 79, and 134.

2) 1954 Bowman (82 cards): #7, 9, 10 Erskine, 13, 14, 19, 22a, 25b, 27, 28a, 29, 35b, 36, 39, 40, 44, 45 Kiner (HOF, top and bottom borders of card trimmed off), 48, 50 Kell (HOF), 52, 55, 61a, 67a, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 78, 79, 80b, 87, 91, 94, 96, 97 McDougald, 100, 101 Larsen RC (writing/initials written on front and back), 102, 103a, 104, 106 Labine, 107, 109, 111, 114, 115, 117 (initials written on front), 118, 120 (personalized), 123, 129 Bauer, 130, 131, 135, 136, 144 E. Johnson RC, 146, 147 (top and bottom border of card trimmed off), 148, 151 (writing on back), 159 (bottom border of card trimmed off), 162, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 172, 173, 174b, 175, 178, 179b, 181, 192 Burdette, 194, 197, 198, 204, 211, and 215 (top border of card trimmed off, personalized).

3) 1955 Bowman (23 cards): #8, 26, 27, 28, 45, 48b, 57, 87, 122, 139 (Bobby Shantz only), 140, 161, 181, 199, 203, 214, 215, 216 Roe, 221, 222 (2 examples), 224, and 262.

Total: 111 cards. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication.

Reserve $200. Estimate (open).


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