1953 Bowman Color Complete Set Minus One (159 of 160)

Sold For: $7,050

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 638

Item Year: 1953

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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40% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (with a few slightly better), 40% Ex, 20% slightly lesser. 159 of the 160 cards in the set, missing only #32 Musial. This is a beautifully assembled, overall very high-grade near-complete set of 1953 Bowman Color. We have selected twenty-four cards to be graded by PSA. Keys: #1 Williams (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex), 9 Rizzuto (EX-MT 6), 10 Ashburn (EX 5), 18 Fox (EX-MT+ 6.5), 33 Reese (EX+ 5.5), 44 Bauer/Berra/Mantle (EX-MT 6), 46 Campanella (EX-MT 6), 51 Irvin (NM 7), 55 Durocher (EX-MT+ 6.5), 57 Boudreau (NM 7), 59 Mantle (EX 5, very nice looking card with just light, even wear on the corners), 61 Kell (Ex), 65 Roberts (VG-EX 4), 80 Kiner (EX-MT 6), 81 Slaughter (EX 5), 92 Hodges (EX 5), 93 Rizzuto/Martin (EX 5), 97 Mathews (EX 5), 99 Spahn (EX-MT+ 6.5), 101 Schoendienst (EX-MT 6), 114 Feller (EX-MT 6), 117 Snider (EX 5), 118 Martin (EX-MT 6), 121 Berra (NM 7), 143 Lopez (Ex), 146 Wynn (NM 7), 153 Ford (VG-EX 4), 160 Abrams (Vg). This is an extremely attractive, crisp, clean, complete set in exceptional condition. The SMR value for just twenty of the twenty-four PSA-graded cards (not including the two key cards graded PSA VG-EX 4, or the balance of 135 cards in the set) is $5,470. Total 159 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$6,000+. SOLD FOR $7,050


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