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1948 to 1955 Bowman Near-Complete Set Collection (9 Sets, 1,686 cards)

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

Collection of nine near-complete Bowman baseball sets, representing a complete run from 1948 to 1955. 1) 1948 Bowman (38 of 48 cards): Missing just ten cards for completion (#7 Reiser, 29 Page, 38 Schoendienst, 40 Marion, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 Sauer, and 46). 53% range in grade from Gd to Vg-Ex, and 47% range from Pr to Fr-Gd. Keys: #1 Elliot RC (Pr), 2 Blackwell (Gd), 3 Kiner RC (Ex), 4 Mize (Gd), 5 Feller (Gd), 6 Berra RC (Pr), 8 Rizzuto RC (Fr), 12 Sain RC (Gd), 14 Reynolds RC (Vg), 17 Slaughter (Vg-Ex), 18 Spahn RC (Vg-Ex), 19 Henrich (Vg), 36 Musial RC (pinhole at the top, otherwise Gd), 47 Thomson RC (Vg). 2) 1949 Bowman (81 of 240 cards): 40% range from Gd-Vg to Vg (includes a few Vg-Ex), and 60% range from Pr to Gd. Keys: #23 Doerr (Vg), 24 Musial (Pr), 26 Kell (Pr), 27 Feller (Pr), 33 Spahn (Pr), 36 Reese (Vg), 60 Berra (Pr), 85b Mize NOF (Vg), 98a Rizzuto NNOF (trimmed), 229 Lopat RC (Fr), 233 Doby (Pr-Fr). 3) 1950 Bowman (249 of 252 cards): Missing only three cards for completion (#23 Newcombe, 58 Furillo, and 59 Branca). 52% range from Gd-Vg to Vg (with a few Vg-Ex), and 48% range from Pr to Gd. Keys: #1 Parnell RC (Gd), 3 DiMaggio (Fr), 6 Feller (Fr), 8 Kell (Gd), 11 Rizzuto (Pr), 19 Spahn (Vg), 21 Reese (Gd-Vg), 22 Robinson (Gd), 32 Roberts (Gd-Vg), 33 Kiner (Pr), 35 Slaughter (Gd-Vg), 37 Appling (Gd), 39 Doby (Vg), 40 Lemon (Gd), 43 Doerr (Pr), 46 Berra (Gd-Vg), 62 Kluszewski (Fr), 71 Schoendienst (Gd-Vg), 75 Campanella (Pr), 77 Snider (Gd-Vg), 84 Ashburn (Gd-Vg), 94 Boudreau (Vg), 98 Williams (Pr), 112 Hodges (Pr), 139 Mize (Pr), 148 Wynn (Vg), 217 Stengel (Vg-Ex), 219 Bauer (Vg), 220 Durocher (Gd-Vg), 229 Frisch (Fr). 4) 1951 Bowman (318 of 324 cards): Missing just six cards for completion (#32 Snider, 152, 190, 224, 253 Mantle, and 305 Mays). 10% Vg-Ex (with a few Ex), 60% range from Gd-Vg to Vg, and 30% range from Pr to Gd. Keys: #1 Ford RC (Pr), 2 Berra (Fr), 3 Roberts (Gd), 7 Hodges (Ex), 26 Rizzuto (Gd), 30 Feller (Fr), 31 Campanella (Gd-Vg), 46 Kell (Fr), 50 Mize (autographed in black ink, otherwise Vg), 53 Lemon (Vg), 58 Slaughter (Vg), 78 Wynn (Ex), 80 Reese (Gd-Vg), 134 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 143 Kluszewski (Gd), 151 Doby (Pr), 165 Williams (Gd-Vg), 181 Stengel (Pr), 186 Ashburn (Vg), 198 Irvin RC (Fr), 218 Lopat (trimmed), 219 Woodling RC (Gd), 232 Fox RC (Ex), 233 Durocher (Vg), 254 Jensen RC (Vg), 260 Erskine RC (Pr), 290 Dickey (Fr), 291 Henrich (Gd), 295 Lopez (Vg-Ex), 306 Piersall RC (Vg), 323 Adcock RC (Fr), 324 Pramesa RC (Pr). 5) 1952 Bowman (249 of 252 cards): Missing only three cards for completion (#101 Mantle, 218 Mays, and 224). 10% Vg-Ex (with a few Ex), 50% range from Gd-Vg to Vg, and 40% range from Pr to Gd. Keys: #1 Berra (Fr), 2 Thomson (Vg-Ex/Ex), 4 Roberts (Fr), 5 Minoso RC (Gd-Vg), 8 Reese (Gd-Vg), 11 Kiner (Fr), 17 Lopat (Pr), 21 Fox (Fr), 23 Lemon (Vg), 24 Furillo (Vg), 27 Garagiola (Gd), 30 Schoendienst (Gd), 33 McDougald RC (Gd), 43 Feller (Vg), 44 Campanella (Gd), 52 Rizzuto (Vg), 53 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), 75 Kell (Fr), 80 Hodges (Vg), 116 Snider (Vg), 128 Newcombe (Fr), 142 Wynn (Ex), 145 Mize (Ex), 146 Durocher (Vg), 156 Spahn (Gd), 162 Irvin (Pr), 196 Musial (Gd), 217 Stengel (Pr), 232 Slaughter (Ex), 252 Crosetti (Pr). 6) 1953 Bowman Color (153 of 160 cards): Missing just seven cards for completion (#59 Mantle, 103, 115, 118 Martin, 121 Berra, 129, and 135). 38% range from Gd-Vg to Vg (with a few slightly better), and 62% range from Pr to Gd. Keys: #1 Williams (Fr), 9 Rizzuto (Fr), 10 Ashburn (Gd), 18 Fox (Vg), 32 Musial (Vg), 33 Reese (Gd-Vg), 44 Bauer/Berra/Mantle (Gd), 46 Campanella (Vg/Vg-Ex), 65 Roberts (Gd), 80 Kiner (Gd), 81 Slaughter (Gd), 92 Hodges (Fr), 93 Rizzuto/Martin (Gd), 97 Mathews (Vg), 99 Spahn (Vg), 101 Schoendienst (Gd), 114 Feller (Vg), 117 Snider (Fr), 143 Lopez (Gd), 146 Wynn (Ex-Mt), 153 Ford (Pr), 160 Abrams (Pr). 7) 1953 Bowman B&W (59 of 64 cards): Missing just five cards for completion (#38, 39 Stengel, 40, 44, and 47). 15% range from Gd-Vg to Vg (with a couple Vg-Ex), and 85% range from Pr to Gd. Keys: #1 Bell (Fr), 15 Mize (Pr), 25 Sain (Fr), 26 Roe (Gd), 27 Lemon (Gd-Vg), 28 Wilhelm (Pr), 31 Woodling (Gd), 36 Piersall (Vg), 46 Harris (Fr), 51 Burdette (Gd), 52 Branca (Pr), 60 Cox (Vg-Ex), and 64 Hansen (Gd). 8) 1954 Bowman (220 of 224 cards): Missing only four cards for completion (#26, 65 Mantle, 90 Campanella, and 154). 48% range from Gd-Vg to Vg, and 52% range from Pr to Gd. Keys: #1 Rizzuto (Gd-Vg), 6 Fox (Vg), 15 Ashburn (Vg), 45 Kiner (Vg), 58 Reese (Gd-Vg), 62 Slaughter (Vg-Ex), 64 Mathews (Gd-Vg), 66 Piersall (Fr), 89 Mays (Gd), 95 Roberts (Fr), 132 Feller (Fr), 138 Hodges (Gd), 145 Martin (Gd-Vg), 161 Berra (Gd), 164 Wynn (Vg), 170 Snider (Vg), 177 Ford (Gd-Vg), 196 Lemon (Vg). 9) 1955 Bowman (316 of 320 cards): Missing only four cards for completion (#139, 202 Mantle, 281, and 303). 48% range from Gd-Vg to Vg, and 52% range from Pr to Gd. Keys: #1 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex), 10 Rizzuto (Vg), 22 Campanella (Gd), 23 Kaline (Ex), 33 Fox (Vg-Ex), 37 Reese (Gd), 38 Wynn (Vg), 59 Ford (Vg), 60 Slaughter (Vg), 65 Zimmer RC (Vg), 68 Howard RC (Gd-Vg), 103 Mathews (Gd-Vg), 130 Ashburn (Fr), 134 Feller (Gd-Vg), 158 Hodges (Ex), 168 Berra (Fr-Gd), 171 Roberts (Vg), 179 Aaron (Gd-Vg), 184 Mays (Gd-Vg), 191 Lemon (Ex), 197 Kiner (Vg-Ex), 242 Banks (Vg-Ex). These nine near-complete sets are a very substantial collection as is, or could provide the foundation for the assembly of a very attractive mixed-grade Bowman baseball complete-set run. Total 1,686 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000.

SOLD FOR $7,638


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