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Lot # 487 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1951 to 1953 Bowman "Shoebox" Collection (225)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,350.00

Collection of 225 different 1951 to 1953 Bowman gum cards, with representation from all three years of this span, highlighted by many key cards and Hall of Famers including 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle rookie card and 1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle (very strong PSA VG 3). Condition ranges in grade from Good to Very Good condition overall, but also includes some higher grades as well. Includes the following (quantities in parentheses): 1) 1951 Bowman (56 cards): including #232 Fox RC (Vg), 233 Durocher (Vg), 253 Mantle RC (poor condition but at least it's included!), 259 Dressen (Vg-Ex), and 295 Lopez (Vg). 2) 1952 Bowman (58 cards): including #4 Roberts (Vg), 5 Minoso RC (Vg-Ex), 11 Kiner (Vg), 21 Fox (Vg), 30 Schoendienst (Vg), 43 Feller (Gd-Vg), and 70 Erskine (Vg-Ex). 3) 1953 Bowman Color Partial-Set (110 of 160 cards): The 1953 Bowmans are a little stronger in condition than the balance of the collection overall, with 80% ranging from Vg to Vg-Ex, and 20% in lesser grades (mostly Gd). Keys: #1 Williams (Vg-Ex), 9 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 10 Ashburn (Vg), 18 Fox (Vg), 32 Musial (Vg-Ex), 33 Reese (Vg-Ex), 40 Doby (Vg-Ex), 44 Bauer/Berra/Mantle (Vg), 46 Campanella (Vg-Ex), 51 Irvin (Gd-Vg), 55 Durocher (Ex), 59 Mantle (PSA VG 3), 61 Kell (pen ink on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 62 Kluszewski (trimmed), 65 Roberts (Vg-Ex), 80 Kiner (Vg), 81 Slaughter (Fr), 92 Hodges (Gd-Vg), 93 Rizzuto/Martin (Gd), 97 Mathews (Vg-Ex), 101 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex), and 153 Ford (Fr). Also included is one 1953 Bowman B&W card (#9 common, Gd). Total 225 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,350.00


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