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1955 Bowman Complete Set (320)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,233

10% Nr/Mt, 75% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 15% Vg to Vg-Ex. Complete set of 320 cards highlighted by many Hall of Famers, including Mantle, Aaron, Mays, Kaline, and Banks, as well as three of the six variation cards (#48, 101, 157) for a total 323 cards. We have selected three key cards from this set to be graded by PSA. Keys: #1 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex), 10 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 22 Campanella (PSA EX 5), 23 Kaline (PSA EX-MT 6), 33 Fox (Nr/Mt), 37 Reese (Vg-Ex), 38 Wynn (Ex), 59 Ford (Ex-Mt), 60 Slaughter (miscut on back, otherwise Nr/Mt), 65 Zimmer RC (miscut on back, otherwise Ex), 68 Howard RC (Ex-Mt), 103 Mathews (Ex-Mt), 130 Ashburn (Ex), 134 Feller (miscut on back, otherwise Ex), 158 Hodges (no left border, otherwise Vg), 168 Berra (Vg), 169 Furillo (miscut on back, otherwise Ex), 171 Roberts (Ex), 179 Aaron (Vg-Ex), 184 Mays (Ex), 191 Lemon (Ex), 197 Kiner (Ex), 202 Mantle (PSA EX+ 5.5), and 242 Banks (Ex). The 1955 Bowman cards (Bowman's final baseball-card issue) have always been very popular due to their classic "television" style and inclusion of so many stars. The flush-to-the-border wood-grain design of this issue makes them very susceptible to corner and edge wear, and very difficult to assemble as a complete set in high grade. Overall a very sharp looking complete set, with only a few problem cards. This is the type of vintage set that to so many collectors represents the very best value. Total: 320 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,233

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