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1948 to 1955 Bowman Partial Set Collection (8 Sets, 1,442 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $7,638

Collection of eight partially complete Bowman baseball sets, representing a near-complete run from 1948 to 1955 (missing just 1953 Bowman B&W). 1) 1948 Bowman (47 of 48 cards): Missing just #36 Musial for completion. 40% range in grade from Vg to Ex, 60% have a Vg to Vg-Ex appearance but are slightly trimmed. Keys: #1 Elliot RC (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 2 Blackwell (slight trim, otherwise Vg), 3 Kiner RC (Fr), 4 Mize (Ex), 5 Feller (possible slight trim, otherwise Vg), 6 Berra RC (slight trim, otherwise Fr), 7 Reiser SP (trimmed, otherwise Gd), 8 Rizzuto RC (slight trim, otherwise Vg), 12 Sain RC (Ex), 14 Reynolds RC (trimmed, otherwise Vg), 17 Slaughter (slight trim, otherwise Vg-Ex), 18 Spahn RC (slight trim, otherwise Vg), 19 Henrich (slight trim, otherwise Vg), 29 Page RC (trimmed, otherwise Vg), 38 Schoendienst (trimmed, otherwise Ex-Mt), 40 Marion RC (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 47 Thomson RC (slight trim, otherwise Vg). 2) 1949 Bowman (105 of 240 cards): 30% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (includes a few Ex-Mt), 65% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd), and 5% trimmed. Keys: #24 Musial (Pr), 26 Kell (Vg-Ex/Ex), 27 Feller (Vg), 29 Kiner (trimmed, otherwise Vg), 33 Spahn (Vg), 50 Robinson (Pr), 85a Mize NNOF (Gd-Vg), 85b Mize NOF (Ex), 98a Rizzuto NNOF (Pr), 100 Hodges RC (Vg), 110 Wynn RC (Vg), 111 Schoendienst (Ex), 175 Appling (Pr), 225 Coleman RC (trimmed, otherwise Vg), 233 Doby (Gd), and 238 Lemon RC (Gd-Vg). 3) 1950 Bowman (200 of 252 cards): 40% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, 55% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd), and 5% trimmed. Keys: #1 Parnell RC (trimmed, otherwise Pr), 8 Kell (Vg), 19 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 23 Newcombe RC (Vg-Ex), 32 Roberts (Vg), 33 Kiner (Vg-Ex), 35 Slaughter (Vg), 37 Appling (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 39 Doby (Vg), 40 Lemon (Gd), 58 Furillo (Pr), 59 Branca (Gd), 62 Kluszewski (10/90 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 71 Schoendienst (Vg), 75 Campanella (Pr), 77 Snider (Fr), 94 Boudreau (Vg), 139 Mize (Pr), 217 Stengel (Vg-Ex), 219 Bauer (Vg-Ex), 220 Durocher (Ex), 229 Frisch (Gd-Vg). 4) 1951 Bowman Low-Number Run (#1-252 plus 17 High Numbers, 269 cards): 50% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, and 50% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #1 Ford RC (Pr), 2 Berra (Gd), 3 Roberts (Vg), 7 Hodges (Gd-Vg), 10 Schoendienst (Vg), 26 Rizzuto (Gd), 30 Feller (Vg), 31 Campanella (Vg), 32 Snider (Vg), 46 Kell (Vg-Ex), 50 Mize (Ex), 53 Lemon (Vg), 58 Slaughter (Vg), 62 Boudreau (no bottom border, otherwise Vg-Ex), 78 Wynn (Gd), 80 Reese (Vg), 134 Spahn (Gd-Vg), 143 Kluszewski (Vg), 151 Doby (Ex), 165 Williams (Vg), 181 Stengel (Fr), 186 Ashburn (Vg), 198 Irvin RC (Vg-Ex), 218 Lopat (Gd), 219 Woodling RC (Vg-Ex), 232 Fox RC (Gd), 233 Durocher (Vg). 5) 1952 Bowman (240 of 252 cards): Missing just twelve cards for completion (#81, 99, 101 Mantle, 196 Musial, 217 Stengel, 218 Mays, 221, 222, 223, 225, 240, and 252 Crosetti). 40% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, and 60% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #1 Berra (Vg), 2 Thomson (Gd), 4 Roberts (Vg), 5 Minoso RC (Ex), 8 Reese (Vg-Ex), 11 Kiner (Ex), 17 Lopat (Vg), 21 Fox (Vg), 23 Lemon (Ex), 24 Furillo (Ex), 27 Garagiola (Ex), 30 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex), 33 McDougald RC (Vg-Ex), 43 Feller (Gd-Vg), 44 Campanella (Ex), 52 Rizzuto (Vg), 53 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), 80 Hodges (Vg), 115 Doby (Vg-Ex), 116 Snider (Vg), 128 Newcombe (Vg), 142 Wynn (Vg-Ex), 145 Mize (Gd-Vg), 146 Durocher (Fr), 156 Spahn (Vg), 162 Irvin (Vg), 232 Slaughter (Gd). Also included is an original 1-cent wrapper (Vg). 6) 1953 Bowman Color (148 of 160 cards): Missing just twelve cards for completion (#18 Fox, 43, 59 Mantle, 99 Spahn, 101 Schoendienst, 102, 103, 112, 118 Martin, 125, 126, and 160 Abrams). 55% range from Ex to Ex-Mt (includes a few Nr/Mt or better), 30% Vg to Vg-Ex, 5% slightly lesser grades, and 10% trimmed. Keys: #1 Williams (Vg), 9 Rizzuto (Gd), 10 Ashburn (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 32 Musial (PSA EX 5, centered 80/20 T/B), 33 Reese (Vg), 44 Bauer/Berra/Mantle (75/25 L/R and 80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 46 Campanella (Vg), 65 Roberts (Vg-Ex), 80 Kiner (Gd), 81 Slaughter (90/10 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 92 Hodges (trimmed, otherwise Ex), 93 Rizzuto/Martin (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 97 Mathews (Vg), 114 Feller (25/75 L/R and 75/25 T/B, otherwise Ex), 117 Snider (slight trim, otherwise Vg-Ex), 121 Berra (20/80 L/R and 70/30 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 143 Lopez (70/30 L/R and 95/5 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 146 Wynn (slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), 153 Ford (Vg/Vg-Ex). 7) 1954 Bowman (188 of 224 cards): Missing thirty-six cards for completion (including #89 Mays, 161 Berra, and 170 Snider). Highlighted by attractive examples of #65 Mickey Mantle (PSA VG-EX 4) and the rare #66 Ted Williams (SGC EX 60). 40% range from Vg-Ex to Ex, and 60% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #1 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 6 Fox (Gd), 15 Ashburn (Vg), 45 Kiner (Gd), 50 Kell (Ex), 58 Reese (Fr), 62 Slaughter (Vg), 64 Mathews (Vg), 65 Mantle (PSA VG-EX 4), 66 Williams (SGC EX 60), 90 Campanella (Vg-Ex), 132 Feller (Gd), 138 Hodges (Fr), 145 Martin (Gd-Vg), 164 Wynn (Ex), 177 Ford (Vg), 196 Lemon (Vg). Also included is an original wrapper (Vg-Ex). 8) 1955 Bowman (245 of 320 cards): 20% Vg-Ex to Ex (includes a few slightly better), 60% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd), and 20% trimmed. Keys: #22 Campanella (Ex), 23 Kaline (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 37 Reese (Vg), 38 Wynn (Vg), 59 Ford (Gd), 60 Slaughter (Ex), 68 Howard RC (trimmed, otherwise Vg), 103 Mathews (Fr), 134 Feller (Pr), 168 Berra (Fr), 179 Aaron (Gd), 184 Mays (Vg), 191 Lemon (slight trim, otherwise Vg), 197 Kiner (slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt), 202 Mantle (slight trim, otherwise Vg), 242 Banks (Ex). These eight partial sets are a very substantial collection as is, or could provide the foundation for a very attractive Bowman baseball complete set run. Total 1,442 cards plus two wrappers. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $7,638


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