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1953 Bowman Black & White Complete Set (64)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,680

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. This set has been consigned by a pioneer collector who did most of his collecting during the 1960s and 1970s and collected with a very keen focus on condition, eye-appeal, and completeness. We have selected three cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. The set grades 20% Nr/Mt and 80% Ex to Ex-Mt (almost entirely due to centering or very light touches of wear at the corners). This is a particularly outstanding high-grade set! Keys: #1 Bell (Ex-Mt), 15 Mize (EX+ 70), 25 Sain (Ex-Mt+), 26 Roe (Ex+), 27 Lemon (EX+ 70), 28 Wilhelm (EX/NM 80), 31 Woodling (Ex+), 36 Piersall (Ex+), 39 Stengel (5/95 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 46 Harris (Ex-Mt), 51 Burdette (Ex-Mt), 52 Branca (Ex-Mt), 60 Cox (Ex), and 64 Hansen (Ex). The 1953 Bowman Black & White set gets less attention than 1953 Bowman Color 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 $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $1,680

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