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1952 Bowman Near-Complete Set (248 of 252 cards)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,350
45% range from Ex to Ex-Mt (includes a few better), 40% Vg to Vg-Ex/Ex, and 15% lesser (including a few trimmed). This is a very sharp-looking set, highlighted by a particularly strong example of key card #101 Mickey Mantle (SGC EX+ 70), and with even the lower-grade cards appearing very attractive. This near set is missing only four cards for completion (#11 Kiner , 27 Garagiola, 71, and 83). We have selected three cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: #1 Berra (Vg), 2 Thomson (Vg-Ex/Ex), 4 Roberts (trimmed), 5 Minoso RC (Pr), 8 Reese (SGC EX 60), 17 Lopat (Ex), 21 Fox (Fr), 23 Lemon (Ex-Mt), 24 Furillo (Ex), 30 Schoendienst (Ex-Mt), 33 McDougald RC (Nr/Mt), 43 Feller (Vg), 44 Campanella (Ex), 52 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex/Ex), 53 Ashburn (Ex), 75 Kell (trimmed), 80 Hodges (trimmed), 101 Mantle (SGC EX+ 70, sharp-looking card, with bright colors, and well centered), 115 Doby (Vg), 116 Snider (Fr), 128 Newcombe (Vg-Ex/Ex), 142 Wynn (Vg), 145 Mize (Vg), 146 Durocher (Ex), 156 Spahn (Vg), 158 Harris (Ex), 162 Irvin (Gd), 196 Musial (trimmed), 217 Stengel (Fr), 218 Mays (SGC VG 40), 232 Slaughter (Vg), 252 Crosetti (Pr). This is a very attractive near-complete set of this classic Bowman issue with many highlights . Also included is an original 5-cent wrapper (Vg). Total: 248 cards plus one wrapper. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,350
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