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Lot # 1722 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1951 Bowman "Red Menace" Complete SGC-Graded Set (48)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $830

One of the most popular and colorful trading-card sets of the post-WWII era, Bowman Gum's "Red Menace" set was produced during the heart of the Cold War, and captures the political spirit of the times. This complete set of 48 cards (all gray backs) is entirely graded and encapsulated by SGC, with the majority of the cards grading between Excellent and Near Mint, with some lesser. SGC Grading Composite: NM 84 (2 cards): #3 and 20. EX/NM 80 (9 cards): #2, 5, 8, 15, 22, 31, 41, 42, and 40. EX+ 70 (4 cards): #4, 10, 29, and 44. EX 60 (19 cards): #1, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 23, 28, 30, 33, 36, 38, 39, 43, 46, and 48. VG/EX 50 (11 cards): #12, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 32, 34, 35, 37, and 47. VG 40 (1 card): #27. FAIR 20 (1 card): #6. Authentic (1 card): #45. Exceptionally attractive, crisp, clean, overall fairly high-grade set of this classic, and extremely historically significant, 1950s nonsport issue. Total: 48 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $830


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