1948, 1951, and 1952 Bowman Collection (442 cards) Including Mantle and Mays

Sold For: $3,259

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 514

Item Year: 1948

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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442 different 1948 to 1952 Bowman gum cards. The collection includes a complete set of 1948 Bowman, partial set of 1951 Bowman (242 different), and partial set of 1952 Bowman (152 different). 1) 1948 Bowman (48): 50% range in grade from Vg to Ex, 12% Gd, and 38% have a Vg-Ex to Ex appearance but are sheet-cut. Keys: #1 Elliot RC (Ex), 2 Blackwell RC (Vg-Ex), 3 Kiner RC (Vg), 4 Mize (Ex/Ex-Mt), 5 Feller (sheet-cut, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 6 Berra RC (sheet-cut, otherwise Vg-Ex), 7 Reiser SP (Vg-Ex), 8 Rizzuto RC (sheet-cut, otherwise Vg-Ex), 12 Sain RC (sheet-cut, otherwise Ex), 14 Reynolds RC (Vg-Ex), 17 Slaughter (Ex-Mt), 18 Spahn RC (Vg-Ex), 19 Henrich (Ex), 29 Page RC (Vg-Ex), 36 Musial RC (Gd), 38 Schoendienst (Vg/Vg-Ex), 40 Marion RC (Gd), 47 Thomson RC (sheet-cut, otherwise Vg). 2) 1951 Bowman (242 of 324): 15% Ex-Mt (includes a few Nr/Mt), 20% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, and 65% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #1 Ford RC (Pr), 2 Berra (Fr-Gd), 3 Roberts (Gd), 7 Hodges (Gd), 10 Schoendienst (Pr), 26 Rizzuto (Gd-Vg), 30 Feller (Fr), 31 Campanella (Vg-Ex), 46 Kell (Pr), 50 Mize (Ex), 53 Lemon (Pr), 58 Slaughter (Pr-Fr), 62 Boudreau (Fr-Gd), 78 Wynn (Fr), 80 Reese (Vg-Ex), 134 Spahn (Vg), 143 Kluszewski (trimmed), 165 Williams (Pr-Fr), 181 Stengel (Fr), 275 Harris (Gd), 290 Dickey (Pr), 291 Henrich (Fr), 305 Mays RC (Pr), 306 Piersall RC (Fr), 324 Pramesa RC (Ex). 3) 1952 Bowman (152 of 252 cards): 20% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, and 80% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #1 Berra (Vg), 2 Thomson (Vg), 4 Roberts (Pr), 5 Minoso RC (Pr-Fr), 8 Reese (no bottom border, otherwise Ex), 11 Kiner (Vg), 17 Lopat (Gd), 21 Fox (Ex), 23 Lemon (trimmed), 30 Schoendienst (Gd), 44 Campanella (Fr), 53 Ashburn (Vg), 75 Kell (Gd), 80 Hodges (Fr), 101 Mantle (Fr), 115 Doby (Gd), 128 Newcombe (Fr), 142 Wynn (Vg), 162 Irvin (Gd), 218 Mays (Gd), 232 Slaughter (Vg), 244 Burdette RC (trimmed), 252 Crosetti (Gd). Neat "shoebox collection" of early Bowmans, comprised of a complete set and two partial sets. Total: 442 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $3,259


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