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1955 Bowman Complete Master Set (320 Plus 6 Variations)

Starting Bid - $500.00 , Sold For - $2,115.00

50% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (includes a few Nr/Mt-Mt), 10% Ex, 20% Vg to Vg-Ex, 20% trimmed (these cards are sharp and all consistently cut the same way, and it is very likely that these cards are in fact just really bad factory miscuts and not intentionally trimmed). Complete master set of 326 cards highlighted by many Hall of Famers, including Mantle, Aaron, Mays, Kaline, and Banks, as well as all six variation cards (#48, 101, 132, 157, 195, and 204). Three cards have been graded by PSA. Keys: #1 Wilhelm (trimmed), 10 Rizzuto (Ex-Mt), 22 Campanella (Nr/Mt), 23 Kaline (PSA NM-MT 8), 33 Fox (30/70 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 37 Reese (Ex-Mt), 38 Wynn (Ex-Mt), 59 Ford (trimmed), 60 Slaughter (trimmed), 65 Zimmer RC (Nr/Mt), 68 Howard RC (Ex), 103 Mathews (Ex-Mt), 130 Ashburn (Ex-Mt), 134 Feller (Ex), 158 Hodges (Ex), 168 Berra (Vg-Ex), 169 Furillo (Ex-Mt), 171 Roberts (Ex), 179 Aaron (PSA NM 7), 184 Mays (trimmed), 191 Lemon (trimmed), 197 Kiner (trimmed), 202 Mantle (PSA VG-EX 4), and 242 Banks (Vg). 1955 Bowman cards (Bowman's final baseball-card issue) have always been very popular due to their classic television-style and inclusion of so many stars. This is a very sharp looking complete master set, with only a few problem cards. Most of these cards were acquired at a church sale by our consignor when he was a kid (possibly explaining the miscut cards), and in recent years he filled in the set. Affordable, attractive mixed-grade sets of classic issues from the 1950s such as this always generate tremendous collector interest. This is the type of vintage set that to many collectors represents the very best value. Total 326 cards (set of 320 cards plus six variations). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $2,115.00

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