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Lot # 623 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1951 to 1954 Bowman "Shoebox" Collection (217)

Starting Bid - $300.00 , Sold For - $1,880.00

Collection of 217 different 1951 to 1954 Bowman gum cards, with representation from all four years of this span, highlighted by many key cards and Hall of Famers including 1953 Bowman Color #59 Mickey Mantle and 1954 Bowman #65 Mickey Mantle. Condition ranges in grade from Fair to Ex (averaging Vg), with the exception of the 1953 Bowman Color which, as noted below, are a little stronger. Consists of the following: 1) 1951 Bowman (47 cards): Includes #1 Ford RC (BVG G-VG 2.5), 2 Berra (Fr), 6 Newcombe (Vg-Ex), 10 Schoendienst (Vg/Vg-Ex), 26 Rizzuto (Gd), and 290 Dickey (no right border, otherwise Vg-Ex). 2) 1952 Bowman (39 cards): Includes: #33 McDougald RC (Vg), 115 Doby (Ex), 116 Snider (BVG EX+ 5.5), 128 Newcombe (Vg-Ex/Ex), 142 Wynn (Ex), and 145 Mize (Vg). 3) 1953 Bowman Color (48 cards): The 1953 Bowmans are a little stronger in condition than the balance of the collection overall, with 80% ranging from Vg-Ex to Ex, and 20% Vg. Including: #1 Williams (Vg-Ex), 9 Rizzuto (pencil marks on the back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 10 Ashburn (Ex), 18 Fox (Ex-Mt), 40 Doby (Ex), 59 Mantle (pencil notations on back, otherwise Vg), 65 Roberts (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex), 80 Kiner (Ex), 81 Slaughter (possible slight trim, otherwise Vg-Ex), 118 Martin (Vg), 121 Berra (Vg-Ex), and 153 Ford (Vg-Ex). 4) 1954 Bowman (83 cards): including #1 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 45 Kiner (Ex), 58 Reese (Ex), 65 Mantle (BVG VG-EX 4), 89 Mays (Vg), 90 Campanella (Ex), 132 Feller (slight trim top border, otherwise Vg-Ex appearance), 161 Berra (slight trim, Vg appearance), 164 Wynn (Vg-Ex), and 196 Lemon (Ex-Mt). Total 217 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,880.00


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