1953 Bowman Black & White Complete Set (64)

Sold For: $480

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 905

Item Year: 1953

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Complete 1953 Bowman B&W 64-card set. The unusual Bowman B&W set is by far the scarcer of the two 1953 Bowman baseball issues. Condition is 18% Vg-Ex to Ex, 49% Vg, and 33% lesser. Keys: #1 Bell (Vg+), 15 Mize (Vg), 25 Sain (Vg), 26 Roe (Gd+), 27 Lemon (Ex), 28 Wilhelm (Fr-Gd), 31 Woodling (Gd+), 36 Piersall (Vg), 39 Stengel (pen mark on back, otherwise Gd+), 46 Harris (Gd), 51 Burdette (Vg), 52 Branca (Vg-Ex), 60 Cox (Ex), and 64 Hansen (Vg+). The 1953 Bowman B&W set gets less attention than the 1953 Bowman Color set because it is a smaller set and has fewer stars (and there is no Mantle) but in the "old days" of collecting, the 1953 Bowman B&W cards were far more desirable to many collectors, and were appreciated for their greater rarity. Total: 64 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.

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