1952 Bowman Complete Set (252)

Sold For: $3,000

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 896

Item Year: 1952

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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21% Ex (including some better), 71% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 8% lesser. Very attractive mixed-grade set of 1952 Bowman baseball, highlighted by key cards of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. Seven cards are graded by PSA or BVG. Keys: #1 Berra (color added, otherwise Vg), 4 Roberts (Pr), 8 Reese (100/0 T/B, otherwise Fr), 11 Kiner (Ex), 21 Fox (Gd+), 23 Lemon (Vg-Ex), 30 Schoendienst (Fr), 33 McDougald RC (Vg+), 43 Feller (Vg), 44 Campanella (Vg-Ex+), 52 Rizzuto (BGS G-VG 2.5), 53 Ashburn (Ex), 75 Kell (Vg), 80 Hodges (Vg), 101 Mantle (paper loss on back, otherwise Vg), 116 Snider (PSA EX 5), 142 Wynn (Ex), 145 Mize (Ex), 146 Durocher (Ex), 156 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 162 Irvin (Gd+), 196 Musial (Ex), 217 Stengel (EX-MT 6), 218 Mays (Gd), 232 Slaughter (Gd), and 252 Crosetti (Vg-Ex). Other Graded Cards: Two SGC EX 60: #2 and 47. Two PSA EX 5: #154 (MK) and 168. It's easy to see why sets in mixed grades put together by collectors long ago are always in high demand. They are great-looking cards, they don't cost a fortune as do high-grade sets, and represent a great collecting value. A relatively affordable yet still very attractive complete set of this classic, early 1950s Bowman issue. Total: 252 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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