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1952 Bowman Complete Set (252)

  • Sold For: $3,259
  • Year: 1952
  • Auction: 2012 spring
  • Lot #: 1606
  • Auction Category: Internet Only

70% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), 30% Gd to Vg (with a few slightly lesser). This mid-grade set is highlighted by very attractive examples of key cards #101 Mickey Mantle (graded EX 60 by SGC) and #218 Willie Mays (graded EX/NM 80 by SGC). Four cards have been graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA). Keys: #1 Berra (SGC VG/EX 50), 2 Thomson (Vg-Ex), 4 Roberts (Ex), 5 Minoso RC (Ex), 8 Reese (Vg-Ex), 11 Kiner (Ex), 21 Fox (Ex-Mt), 23 Lemon (Ex/Ex-Mt), 24 Furillo (Ex), 27 Garagiola (Vg-Ex), 30 Schoendienst (Ex), 33 McDougald RC (Gd), 43 Feller (Vg-Ex), 44 Campanella (Gd-Vg), 52 Rizzuto (Vg), 53 Ashburn (Ex), 75 Kell (Ex), 80 Hodges (Gd), 101 Mantle (SGC EX 60), 116 Snider (Gd-Vg), 128 Newcombe (Vg), 142 Wynn (Gd), 145 Mize (Ex), 146 Durocher (Ex), 156 Spahn (slight trim), 162 Irvin (Ex), 196 Musial (SGC VG/EX 50), 217 Stengel (Ex), 218 Mays (SGC EX/NM 80), 232 Slaughter (Ex), 252 Crosetti (Vg-Ex). This is a very attractive and overall very consistent complete set of this classic Bowman issue. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grades of just the #101 Mantle and #218 Mays cards is $1,625 (not including the remaining 250 cards). Total: 252 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,259

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