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1948 Bowman Baseball Gum Card Hoard (172 cards)

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $7,050.00

This collection of 172 assorted cards from 1948 Bowman Baseball consists of a near-complete 1948 Bowman set (46 of 48 cards, missing cards #37 and 41) plus 126 additional cards. It is unheard of to find such a large collection as this of 1948 Bowmans saved by an original owner. Includes numerous scarce cards, stars, and Hall of Famers, including seven Stan Musial and five Yogi Berra! Condition ranges from Vg to Vg-Ex overall, with a few cards Ex, and five cards in slightly lesser grades (one card trimmed). This is part of an original-owner collection that has not seen the light of day in over fifty years. Keys: seven #3 Kiner RC (five grade Vg-Ex/Ex and two Vg), five 4 Mize (three grade EX and two Vg-Ex/Ex), four 5 Feller (two Vg-Ex and two Vg), five 6 Berra RC (one Ex, three Vg-Ex, one Vg), three 8 Rizzuto RC (two Ex and one Gd-Vg), five 17 Slaughter (one Ex, three Vg-Ex, one Vg), nine 18 Spahn RC (two Ex, five Vg-Ex, two Vg), seven 36 Musial RC (one Ex, two Vg-Ex, three Vg, one Gd-Vg), 38 Schoendienst RC (Vg-Ex), 47 Thomson RC (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex). Common cards and short prints (quantities in parenthesis): #1 (6), 2 (5), 7 (4), 9 (3), 10 (2), 11 (4), 12 (2), 13 (5), 14 (4), 15 (3), 16 (3), 19 (4), 20 (3), 21 (5), 22 (2), 23 (3), 24 (5), 25 (3), 26 (5), 27 (10), 28 (5), 29 (2), 30 (4), 31 (5), 32 (3), 33 (2), 34 (2), 35 (3), 39 (2), 40 (3), 42 (3), 43 (2), 44 (trimmed), 45 (2), 46 (2), and 48 (3). This is a very impressive looking collection with many significant highlights including particularly attractive examples of key cards Stan Musial, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto. Total 172 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $7,050.00


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