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1954 and 1955 Bowman Partial Sets (2 sets, 347 cards)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,080

Two 1950s Bowman collections, each representing a running start towards completion of two popular baseball sets: a partial 1954 Bowman set (132 cards, missing 93 cards) and a partial 1955 Bowman set (215 cards, missing 105 cards). Six cards have been graded by PSA (submitted by REA). 1) 1954 Bowman Partial Set (132 of 225 cards): 80% Vg-Ex to Ex and 20% Vg. Keys: #15 Ashburn (Vg-Ex+), 45 Kiner (Ex+), 57 Wilhelm (Ex), 64 Mathews (VG-EX 4), 89 Mays (VG-EX 4), 145 Martin (Ex), 161 Berra (VG 3), and 170 Snider (Vg-Ex+). Among the ninety-three cards missing are #1 Rizzuto, 6 Fox, 58 Reese, 65 Mantle, 66 Williams, 84 Doby, 90 Campanella, 110 Schoendienst, 132 Feller, 164 Wynn, 177 Ford, and 196 Lemon. 2) 1955 Bowman Partial Set (215 of 320 cards): 7% Ex-Mt, 45% Ex, 32% Vg-Ex, and 16% Vg (including 3% lesser). Keys: #10 Rizzuto (Ex+), 22 Campanella (Vg-Ex), 23 Kaline (Ex), 29 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex+), 33 Fox (Vg), 37 Reese (Vg-Ex), 38 Wynn (Vg), 59 Ford (Gd), 60 Slaughter (Vg), 68 Howard RC (Ex), 103 Mathews (Vg+), 134 Feller (Vg-Ex), 158 Hodges (Vg-Ex), 184 Mays (VG-EX+ 4.5), 197 Kiner (Vg), 202 Mantle (VG 3), and 242 Banks (VG 3). Also included are thirty high-number umpire cards, including Conlan and Hubbard. Among the 105 missing cards are #1 Wilhelm, 130 Ashburn, 168 Berra, 171 Roberts, 179 Aaron, 191 Lemon, and 213 Kell. This collection offers a fantastic head start to any collector looking to complete either of these classic 1950s bubble-gum sets. Total: 347 cards. SOLD FOR $1,080


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