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1950 Bowman "Wild Man" Complete Set (72)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,410

75% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), 25% Vg. This is a very sharp-looking set, extremely attractive, which at first glance appears even stronger than suggested by the impressive technically accurate grading composite. "Wild Man" is one of the most interesting nonsport issues of the era. The set portrays man's violent past with magnificent color artwork and graphic text. This is a set with a message. As stated on each card, "MAN'S PAST is stained with BLOOD. His FUTURE can be bright with promise - If in the present he will wage PEACE." The timing of this set, issued just five years after the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, allows for a greater understanding of this message, and its warnings for the future. This is an outstanding complete set of one of the era's most significant nonsport-card issues. Total: 72 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+ .

SOLD FOR $1,410

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