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1951 Bowman Complete Set (324)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,036
25% Ex, 57%, Vg-Ex, and 18% Vg (including some lesser). Mid-grade complete set of 1951 Bowman baseball cards originating from a very old-time collection consigned to this auction. This classic 324-card set includes many Hall of Famers and stars, highlighted by the rookie cards of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. We submitted the Mantle and Mays cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: #1 Ford RC (Gd), 2 Berra (Gd), 3 Roberts (Vg+), 7 Hodges (Vg), 26 Rizzuto (Vg), 30 Feller (Vg-Ex+), 31 Campanella (Vg+), 32 Snider (Vg), 46 Kell (Vg+), 50 Mize (Vg), 53 Lemon (Vg-Ex), 58 Slaughter (Vg+), 78 Wynn (Vg-Ex+), 80 Reese (Vg), 134 Spahn (Vg-Ex+), 151 Doby (Ex), 165 Williams (Vg-Ex+), 181 Stengel (Vg), 186 Ashburn (Vg-Ex+), 198 Irvin RC (Vg-Ex+), 232 Fox RC (Vg-Ex+), 233 Durocher (Vg-Ex), 253 Mantle RC (SGC VG 40), and 305 Mays RC (SGC VG/EX+ 55). One of the great things about card collecting is that the most classic card sets can be collected in any condition, on any budget. This is a very consistent mid-grade set which offers an outstanding value (especially as included are highly sought-after mid-grade examples of #253 Mickey Mantle and #305 Willie Mays), and represents a rarely offered, far more affordable alternative to a higher-grade set of this classic early 1950s Bowman issue. Total: 324 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+. SOLD FOR $5,036
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