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1955 Bowman Complete Set (320 Plus One Variation)

  • Sold For: $1,778
  • Year: 1955
  • Auction: 2012 spring
  • Lot #: 635
  • Auction Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

65% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 35% range from Vg to Vg-Ex (includes a few slightly lesser). Complete set of 320 cards highlighted by many Hall of Famers, including Mantle, Aaron, Mays, Kaline, and Banks, as well as one of the six variation cards (#101), for a total of 321 cards. The 1955 Bowman cards (Bowman's final baseball-card issue) have always been very popular due to their classic television design. Six cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA (of which three were submitted by REA). Keys: #1 Wilhelm (Vg), 10 Rizzuto (Ex-Mt), 22 Campanella (PSA EX 5), 23 Kaline (Ex-Mt), 29 Schoendienst (Vg), 33 Fox (Ex-Mt), 37 Reese (Ex), 38 Wynn (Ex), 59 Ford (Ex), 60 Slaughter (Ex), 65 Zimmer RC (Ex), 68 Howard RC (Ex), 103 Mathews (Vg), 130 Ashburn (Ex), 134 Feller (Ex), 158 Hodges (Ex), 168 Berra (Vg), 171 Roberts (Vg-Ex), 179 Aaron (PSA VG-EX 4), 184 Mays (PSA EX 5 mc), 191 Lemon (Ex), 197 Kiner (Ex), 202 Mantle (PSA VG-EX 4), and 242 Banks (rejected by PSA due to recoloring). Two additional cards graded by PSA: #20 and 35 (both PSA EX-MT 6). This is a relatively affordable yet still extremely attractive mid-grade complete set of Bowman's final baseball-card issue. Total: 321 cards (set of 320 cards plus one variation). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $1,778

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