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1948 Bowman Complete Autographed Set (48)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,819

Complete 1948 Bowman set with forty-two of the forty-eight cards signed on the front by the respective player. The six cards that are unsigned in the offered set are #22 Bevins, #29 Page, #34 Jones, #35 Stirnweiss, #43 Edwards, and #46 Wehmeier. All others are signed. Key rookie cards of many stars and Hall of Famers highlight Bowman's first baseball card issue. Each card has been neatly signed, with the vast majority of signatures scripted in either blue or black ink (a few are signed in felt-tip pen). Signatures range from "8" to "10," averaging a strong "9." Keys: #1 Elliott RC (Ex), 2 Blackwell (Ex-Mt), 3 Kiner RC (Ex), 4 Mize (Ex), 5 Feller (Gd), 6 Berra RC (Ex), 7 Reiser SP (Gd), 8 Rizzuto RC (Gd), 12 Sain RC (Ex), 14 Reynolds RC (Ex), 17 Slaughter (Ex-Mt), 18 Spahn RC (Vg-Ex), 19 Henrich (Nr/Mt), 22 Bevens SP (Ex-Mt), 26 Shea SP (Vg-Ex), 29 Page SP (Ex), 30 Lockman SP (Vg-Ex), 36 Musial RC (Vg), 38 Schoendienst RC (Ex), 40 Marion RC (Ex), 45 Sauer RC (Ex-Mt), 47 Thomson RC (Ex-Mt), and 48 Koslo RC (Ex). Key signed cards of now deceased players include: Rizzuto, Mize, Spahn, Koslo, Wyrostek, Rosar, Sheldon, Elliot, Gordon, Keiser, Wilbur Cooper, D. Leonard Lindell, Allie Reynolds, Shea, Galan, and Rigney. Total 48 cards (42 autographed). LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $3,819

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