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1950 to 1952 Bowman "Shoebox" Collection (1,075)
Starting Bid - $2,500.00 , Sold For - $15,275.00
Massive original-owner "shoebox" collection of 1,014 assorted 1950 to 1952 Bowman (and Topps) gum cards, with representation from all three years of this span, with numerous highlights including many key cards and Hall of Famers. The collection includes 1950 Bowmans (315 cards) highlighted by Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams and Yogi Berra, 1951 Bowmans (589 cards) highlighted by Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra and Ted Williams, and 1952 Bowmans (110 cards) highlighted by Yogi Berra. Also included are sixty-one 1952 Topps for a total of 1,075 cards. This lot is part of an even more enormous original-owner collection of 1948 to 1952 baseball cards (almost all Bowmans) that has not seen the light of day in over fifty years, and which has been broken up into several lots in this auction. This is a very clean, crisp collection, in overall far superior condition than normally seen for an original-owner "shoebox" collection of cards from this era. We have selected seven cards to be graded by PSA. 1) 1950 Bowman (315 cards): 77% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt, 23% Vg (with a few slightly lesser). Keys: two #1 Parnell (both Vg-Ex), 3 DiMaggio (Vg), 6 Feller (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex), 8 Kell (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex), 11 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 22 Robinson (Vg/Vg-Ex), 23 Newcombe (Vg), 28 Thomson (Vg), 33 Kiner (Vg-Ex), 35 Slaughter (Vg-Ex), 37 Appling (Vg-Ex/Ex), two 39 Doby (Ex and Vg-Ex), 40 Lemon (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex), two 43 Doerr (Ex and Gd), two 46 Berra (Vg-Ex and one rejected by PSA for a slight trim ), two 58 Furillo (Ex and Vg-Ex), two 62 Kluszewski (Ex and Vg), two 71 Schoendienst (both Ex), three 75 Campanella (Vg-Ex and two Vg), 77 Snider (miscut, otherwise Ex), 84 Ashburn (Vg), two 94 Boudreau (Ex-Mt and Ex), 98 Williams (PSA EX-MT 6), 112 Hodges (Ex), two 139 Mize (Vg-Ex and Vg), 148 Wynn (Ex), three 217 Stengel (two Ex and one Vg-Ex), and two 219 Bauer (Ex and Vg-Ex). 2) 1951 Bowman (589 cards): 85% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt, 15% Vg (with a few slightly lesser). Keys: two #1 Ford (PSA EX 5 and 75/25 T/B, otherwise Ex), three 2 Berra (two PSA VG-EX 4 and one Vg-Ex/Ex), two 3 Roberts (Ex-Mt and Ex), three 6 Newcombe (two Ex and one Vg-Ex), two 7 Hodges (both Ex), 10 Schoendienst (Ex-Mt), 26 Rizzuto (PSA EX-MT 6), 30 Feller (Vg/Vg-Ex), 31 Campanella (Vg), five 46 Kell (Ex-Mt, three Ex, Vg-Ex), nine 50 Mize (Ex-Mt, two Ex, five Vg-Ex, Vg), four 53 Lemon (two Ex, Vg-Ex, Vg), five 54 Boone (three Ex and two Vg), five 58 Slaughter (two Ex-Mt, Ex, Vg-Ex, Vg), eight 62 Boudreau (five Ex, two Vg-Ex, Vg), two 78 Wynn (Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex), 80 Reese (Ex), eight 126 Thomson (Ex-Mt, four Ex, Vg-Ex, two Vg), five 134 Spahn (Ex-Mt, Ex, two Vg-Ex), three 143 Kluszewski (Ex, Vg-Ex, Vg), two 151 Doby (Ex and Vg-Ex), two 165 Williams (Vg and one rejected by PSA for a slight trim), 181 Stengel (Vg), 186 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), three 218 Lopat (two Ex and Vg-Ex), two 232 Fox RC (PSA NM-MT 8 and Vg), and 233 Durocher (Ex-Mt). 3) 1952 Bowman (110 cards): 85% range from Ex to Nr/Mt, 15% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Berra (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), two 11 Kiner (Ex and Vg), two 21 Fox (both Ex), five 24 Furillo (three Ex-Mt and two Vg-Ex), five 52 Rizzuto (Ex-Mt, Ex, two Vg-Ex, Vg), four 53 Ashburn (Ex, Vg-Ex, two Vg), and 70 Erskine (Vg-Ex). 4) 1952 Topps (61 cards): two #1 Pafko (PSA EX 5 and Vg), two 4 (two Vg-Ex), 5 (Nr/Mt), 7 (75/25 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), three 9 (two Vg-Ex and one Fr), 11 Rizzuto (Ex-Mt and Ex), 13 (Ex-Mt), 15 (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), two 20 Loes (both Vg), 21 (Vg-Ex), two 22 DiMaggio (Ex and Vg), 23 (Ex-Mt), 30 (Vg-Ex), 31 (Ex-Mt), 36 Hodges (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex), four 37 Snider (one Ex-Mt and three Ex), 39 (Ex-Mt), 41 (Fr), 43 (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 47 (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex), two 48 Page/correct (Ex and Vg), two 49 Sain/correct (Vg-Ex and Vg), 51 (Ex), 52 (Ex), two 53 (Ex-Mt and Ex), three 54 (two Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex), two 55 (Ex and Vg), two 57 Lopat (Ex-Mt and Ex), 59 Roberts (Vg), 63 (Ex), 65 Slaughter (Ex), three 67 Reynolds (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, Ex), 72 (Vg-Ex), two 73 (Ex-Mt and Ex), 77 (Nr/Mt), 79 (Vg-Ex/Ex), 102 (Vg-Ex/Ex), 107 (Ex), 108 (Vg-Ex), 111 (Ex), and 115 (Nr/Mt). This is a very substantial and rarely offered high-quality "shoebox" collection of early Bowmans (and Topps), with numerous highlights including many Hall of Famers. The SMR value for just five PSA-graded cards (not including the two VG-EX 4s of Berra and 1,070 raw cards) is $2,185. A complete list of the common cards can be emailed or faxed. Total 1,075 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $15,275.00
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