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1953 Bowman Black & White Complete Set (64)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $480

Complete 1953 Bowman B&W 64-card set. The unusual Bowman B&W set is by far the scarcer of the two 1953 Bowman baseball issues. 69% of the cards range from Vg to Vg-Ex, and 31% grade lesser. Keys: #1 Bell (Vg), 15 Mize (Vg-Ex), 25 Sain (Vg+), 26 Roe (Vg-Ex), 27 Lemon (Gd/Vg), 28 Wilhelm (Vg), 31 Woodling (Gd/Vg), 36 Piersall (Pr), 39 Stengel (Pr), 46 Harris (Vg+), 51 Burdette (Vg-Ex+), 52 Branca (Vg-Ex), 60 Cox (Vg), and 64 Hansen (Fr). The 1953 Bowman B&W set gets less attention than the 1953 Bowman Color set because it is a smaller set and has fewer stars (and there is no Mantle) but in the "old days" of collecting, the 1953 Bowman B&W cards were far more desirable to many collectors, and were appreciated for their greater rarity, more so than in modern collecting times. This is a very clean and attractive set, and looks much better than the technical grades suggest. Total: 64 cards. SOLD FOR $480

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