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1953 Bowman Black & White Complete Set (64)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,422
Complete 1953 Bowman Black & White 64-card set. The unusual Bowman Black & White set is by far the scarcer of the two 1953 Bowman baseball issues. 84% range in grade from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex) and 16% grade lesser. Keys: #1 Bell (Vg), 15 Mize (Vg-Ex), 25 Sain (Fr), 26 Roe (Vg-Ex), 27 Lemon (Fr), 28 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex), 31 Woodling (Fr), 36 Piersall (Pr), 39 Stengel (Vg-Ex), 46 Harris (Vg-Ex), 51 Burdette (Vg+), 52 Branca (Pr), 60 Cox (Vg-Ex), and 64 Hansen (Vg+). The 1953 Bowman Black & White set gets less attention than the 1953 Bowman Color set because it is a smaller set and has fewer stars (and there is no Mantle) but in the "old days" of collecting, the 1953 Bowman Black & White cards were far more desirable to many collectors, and were appreciated for their greater rarity, more so than in modern collecting times. Total: 64 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $1,422
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