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1951 Bowman Near-Complete Set (320/324) with 52 PSA-Graded Cards Including Mickey Mantle Rookie!

Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $6,000

12% Nr/Mt or better, 29% Ex-Mt, 43% Ex, 14% Vg to Vg-Ex, 2% trimmed or miscut. Extremely attractive mid- to high-grade near-complete set of this classic early 1950s Bowman issue, consisting of 320 (of the 324 cards in a complete set) highlighted by the rookie card of Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle. Missing only four cards for completion: #80 Reese, 165 Williams, 179, and 305 Mays RC. Of the 320 cards in this near-complete set, fifty-two (16%) have been professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA (all non-Hall of Famers submitted by REA). Keys: #1 Ford RC (EX 5), 2 Berra (VG-EX 4), 3 Roberts (Vg+), 7 Hodges (Vg+), 10 Schoendienst (EX-MT 6), 26 Rizzuto (Vg), 30 Feller (NM+ 7.5), 31 Campanella (EX 5), 32 Snider (EX+ 5.5), 46 Kell (Vg+), 50 Mize (Ex+), 53 Lemon (Vg-Ex+), 58 Slaughter (Ex), 62 Boudreau (Ex), 78 Wynn (Vg-Ex), 134 Spahn (Vg-Ex+), 143 Kluszewski (Vg+), 151 Doby (EX-MT 6), 181 Stengel (Ex), 186 Ashburn (EX-MT 6), 198 Irvin RC (Vg-Ex+), 218 Lopat (Vg-Ex), 219 Woodling RC (Ex), 232 Fox RC (EX-MT 6), 233 Durocher (Vg-Ex+), 253 Mantle RC (EX-MT 6 [MC], centered 99/1 L/R), 254 Jensen RC (Vg), 260 Erskine RC (Ex), 275 Harris (Vg), 282 Frisch (Ex), 290 Dickey (Ex), 291 Henrich (Ex-Mt), 295 Lopez (Vg-Ex), 306 Piersall RC (Ex), 323 Adcock RC (Vg-Ex), and 324 Pramesa RC (Ex). Additional PSA-graded cards: NM-MT+ 8.5 (3 cards): #116, 174, and 187. NM-MT 8 (11 cards): #57, 124, 128, 130, 131, 157, 177, 188, 230, 246, and 248. NM+ 7.5 (2 cards): #155 and 178. NM 7 (13 cards): #34, 68, 114, 140, 148, 150, 170, 183, 196, 199, 201, 216, and 221. EX-MT+ 6.5 (2 cards): #24 and 149. EX-MT 6 (10 cards): #44, 51, 138, 145, 167, 172, 173, 175, 180, and 226. EX 5 (1 card): #72. This is an exceptionally attractive and consistent mid- to high-grade near-complete set of this classic Bowman issue. The SMR value for just fifty of the fifty-two PSA-graded cards (not including the qualified #253 Mantle RC and the one card graded less than EX, and also not including the 268 ungraded cards!) is $3,752. Total: 320 cards.
SOLD FOR $6,000


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