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1950-1955 Bowman and Topps Original-Owner Collection (545 cards) Including Mantle

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $4,500

Original-owner "shoebox" collection of 545 Bowman and Topps baseball cards, dating from 1950 to 1955, highlighted by numerous stars and key cards, including a 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle. We have selected ten cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1950 Bowman (152 cards): Condition is 31% Ex, 57% Vg-Ex, and 12% Vg (including a few lesser). Keys: #19 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 28 Thomson (Vg-Ex), 39 Doby (Gd), 62 Kluszewski (Vg-Ex), 84 Ashburn (Ex), 94 Boudreau (Vg), 129 Gordon (Vg-Ex), 139 Mize (Ex), 148 Wynn (Vg-Ex+), 217 Stengel (Vg-Ex+), 220 Durocher (Vg-Ex), and 229 Frisch (Ex). 2) 1951 Bowman (160 cards): Condition is 37% Ex, 45% Vg-Ex, and 18% Vg (including a few lesser). Keys: #2 Berra (VG/EX+ 55), 3 Roberts (Vg-Ex), 7 Hodges (Gd/Vg), 46 Kell (Pr), 50 Mize (Ex), 134 Spahn (EX 60), 151 Doby (Vg+), 165 Williams (VG/EX+ 55), 181 Stengel (Vg-Ex+), 186 Ashburn (Ex), 198 Irvin (Ex), 218 Lopat (Vg), 232 Fox RC (Vg), 233 Durocher (Vg-Ex), 254 Jensen (Vg-Ex+), 260 Erskine (Vg-Ex), 275 Harris (Vg-Ex), 282 Frisch (Vg), 291 Henrich (Ex), 306 Piersall (Ex), and 323 Adcock (Vg-Ex). 3) 1951 Topps Red Backs (8 cards): #7, 12, 13, 17, 22 Feller (Gd/Vg), 33, 51, and 52a. Five Gd/Vg and three lesser. 4) 1952 Bowman (145 cards): Condition is 12% Ex-Mt, 43% Ex, 35% Vg-Ex, and 10% lesser (mostly Vg). Keys: #1 Berra (Vg), 2 Thomson (Vg-Ex+), 4 Roberts (Vg-Ex), 5 Minoso (Ex), 8 Reese (Vg-Ex+), 11 Kiner (Vg-Ex+), 17 Lopat (Ex+), 21 Fox (Ex), 23 Lemon (Vg-Ex), 24 Furillo (Vg-Ex+), 27 Garagiola (Ex), 30 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex+), 33 McDougald (Ex+), 43 Feller (VG/EX+ 55), 44 Campanella (VG+ 45), 52 Rizzuto (Ex), 53 Ashburn (Ex), 70 Erskine (Ex), 75 Kell (Vg-Ex), 80 Hodges (Vg-Ex+), 96 Branca (Ex), 101 Mantle (VG/EX 50), 115 Doby (Vg), 145 Mize (Ex), 146 Durocher (Nr/Mt), 156 Spahn (Ex), 158 Harris (Ex+), 161 Jensen (Ex-Mt), and 162 Irvin (Ex+). 5) 1953 Bowman Black & White (24 cards): Condition is Vg-Ex to Ex, two Ex-Mt and five Gd to Vg. Keys: #1 Bell (Gd), 25 Sain (Vg-Ex), 26 Roe (Ex-Mt), 31 Woodling (Vg-Ex), 36 Piersall (Ex-Mt), 52 Branca (Vg-Ex), and 60 Cox (Gd). 6) 1955 Topps (56 cards): Condition is 41% Ex-Mt or better, 32% Ex, 17% Vg-Ex, and 10% Vg. Keys: #28 Banks (NM+ 86), two 47 Aaron (EX+ 70 and EX 60), 50 Robinson (NM 84), and two 100 Irvin (Ex+ and Vg). This is a sizable mixed-grade original-owner collection of early 1950s bubble-gum cards, which has literally been stored away in the closet for decades, completely unpicked, and including many highlights and key cards of the era. The equivalent SMR value for just five of the ten graded cards (not including the five cards graded less than EX or the 535 ungraded cards!) is $1,070. Total: 545 cards. SOLD FOR $4,500


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