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1951 Bowman "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" Original Card Artwork #180

Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $812.00

1951 Bowman "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" extended series original watercolor artwork for card #180, entitled "B-45 Tornado," from one of non-sport card collecting's most popular sets. When Bowman issued the "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" set in 1951, a total 108 cards were actually printed and released, but 180 cards were originally planned for the set. Unfortunately the artwork for cards #109 to 144 were mysteriously lost and the production of the set was stopped. Many years later the artwork produced in 1951 for cards #145 to 180 was discovered in the Bowman archives, purchased by collectors, and eventually issued as cards in the early 1980s. Offered is the original artwork for card #180, the final card, from this last series. The artwork is extremely detailed, with brilliant colors, and includes additional image area which was cropped out on the issued card. The artwork is in Near Mint condition with the original text sheet taped to the reverse of the board which was used to create the back of the card. The artwork is accompanied by an example of the issued card. Dimensions: 8-7/8 x 7-1/8 inches. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $812.00

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