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1951 Bowman Complete Set (324)

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $5,581.25

75% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (includes a few better), 25% Vg. An extremely attractive and very consistent complete set of this classic early 1950s Bowman issue, highlighted by the rookie cards of Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, both strong examples graded PSA VG-EX 4. This is a beautiful set. This is also an original-owner collection, assembled with great care in 1951 direct from packs (with the exception of about a dozen cards which were added in later years to complete the set). The owner of this set was not a collector in the organized hobby, but an enthusiastic young collector who had a great sense of history. This set has been consigned directly from the family of this original collector. It is rare to find a vintage set so carefully collected by a youngster in the year of issue. We have selected nine cards to be graded by PSA. Keys: #1 Ford RC (PSA EX 5), 2 Berra (PSA VG-EX 4), 3 Roberts (PSA EX 5), 7 Hodges (Ex), 10 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex/Ex), 26 Rizzuto (Ex), 30 Feller (Vg-Ex), 31 Campanella (PSA EX 5), 32 Snider (PSA EX-MT 6), 46 Kell (Vg-Ex), 50 Mize (Ex), 53 Lemon (Ex), 58 Slaughter (Ex), 78 Wynn (Ex-Mt), 80 Reese (Vg), 134 Spahn (30/70 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 143 Kluszewski (PSA NM 7), 151 Doby (Vg-Ex), 165 Williams (PSA VG-EX 4), 181 Stengel (Vg-Ex), 186 Ashburn (Vg-Ex), 198 Irvin RC (30/70 T/B, otherwise Ex), 218 Lopat (Ex), 219 Woodling RC (Ex), 232 Fox RC (Ex-Mt), 233 Durocher (Ex), 253 Mantle RC (PSA VG-EX 4), 254 Jensen RC (Ex-Mt), 260 Erskine RC (Ex), 290 Dickey (Ex), 291 Henrich (Vg-Ex), 295 Lopez (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 305 Mays RC (PSA VG-EX 4), 306 Piersall RC (70/30 T/B, otherwise Ex), 323 Adcock RC (Vg-Ex), 324 Pramesa RC (Vg). This is a particularly attractive and consistent mid- to high-grade complete set of this classic Bowman issue. Total 324 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $5,581.25

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