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1955 Bowman Partial Set (253/320) with 170 PSA-Graded Cards

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,560

30% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 56% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 14% Vg (with a few lesser). Extremely attractive partial set of 1955 Bowman, consisting of 253 different cards (out of 320), highlighted by several Hall of Famers, including Aaron, Kaline, Campanella, and Feller. A total of 170 cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA (all submitted by our consignor). PSA Grading Composite: NM+ 7.5 (1 card): #150. NM 7 (14 cards): #7 (MC), 17 (MC), 18 (MC), 41 (OC), 51, 125 (OC), 149, 189, 194, 214, 220, 233, 240, and 279. EX-MT+ 6.5 (13 cards): #66, 85, 90, 139, 160, 169, 170, 213, 223, 244, 286, 295, and 305. EX-MT 6 (53 cards): #15, 21, 34, 43, 48 (MC), 55, 61, 62, 65, 71, 72, 89 Boudreau (HOF), 105, 110, 121, 122, 132, 134 Feller (HOF), 135, 137, 144, 146, 147, 148, 151, 155, 161, 175, 176, 179 Aaron (HOF), 182, 186, 187, 188, 190, 191 Lemon (HOF), 198, 205, 209, 216, 218, 221, 224, 235, 238, 261 (MC), 270, 281, 289 (MC), 297, 301, 309, and 311. EX+ 5.5 (3 cards): #127, 197 Kiner (HOF), and 219. EX 5 (39 cards): #3, 5, 20, 23 Kaline (HOF), 25, 27, 28, 33 Fox (HOF), 36, 45, 50, 52, 54, 92, 97, 100, 102, 116, 126, 133, 136, 142, 156, 163, 168 Berra (HOF), 181, 183, 185, 200, 229, 232, 234, 274, 278, 292, 293, 302, 307, and 310. VG-EX+ 4.5 (3 cards): #83, 172, and 290. VG-EX 4 (29 cards): #2, 37 Reese (HOF), 56, 58, 68, 81, 82, 88, 99, 103 Mathews (HOF), 104, 107, 111, 115, 117, 123, 152, 164, 165, 171 Roberts (HOF), 174, 195, 207, 248, 247, 267, 283, 303, and 313. VG+ 3.5 (2 cards): #22 Campanella (HOF) and 114. VG 3 (10 cards): #1 Wilhelm (HOF), 64, 98, 120, 132 (MC), 157, 196, 230, 241, and 272. GOOD 2 (3 cards): #91, 208, and 231. Ungraded (83 cards): 70% Vg-Ex to Ex (including a few better) and 30% Vg. The 1955 Bowman cards (Bowman's final baseball-card issue) have always been very popular due to their classic "television" style and inclusion of so many stars. The flush-to-the-border wood-grain design of this issue makes them very susceptible to corner and edge wear, and very difficult to assemble as a complete set in high grade. This is a very attractive partial set overall, which would provide an outstanding foundation for a complete set. This is the type of vintage set that to so many collectors represents the very best value. The SMR value for just 115 of the 170 PSA-graded cards (not including the eight qualified cards and also not including the forty-seven cards graded less than EX) is $1,775. Total: 253 cards.  Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $1,560


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