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1955 Bowman Near-Complete Set (288/320)

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,320

30% Ex-Mt, 40% Ex, 20% Vg-Ex, and 10% lesser. Presented is a near-complete set of 1955 Bowman baseball consisting of 288 different cards (out of 320 in a complete set), highlighted by fifteen Hall of Famers, including Campanella, Feller, Kaline, and Mathews. This is a very attractive near-complete set, with many of the lower-graded cards downgraded almost exclusively for centering or a hint of honest corner wear. Eleven cards are graded by PSA. Keys: #1 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex+), 10 Rizzuto (Ex), 22 Campanella (Ex), 23 Kaline (Ex+), 29 Schoendienst (Ex), 33 Fox (Vg-Ex), 37 Reese (Vg-Ex+), 38 Wynn (Vg+), 59 Ford (Ex), 60 Slaughter (Vg-Ex+), 65 Zimmer RC (Gd/Vg), 67 Larsen (Ex+), 68 Howard RC (Ex), 89 Boudreau (Vg), 103 Mathews (Vg-Ex), 130 Ashburn (EX-MT+ 6.5), 134 Feller (Vg-Ex), 171 Roberts (Ex), 191 Lemon (Vg), and 213 Kell (Ex-Mt). Other graded cards: #13 (EX-MT 6), 21 (NM 7), 107 (EX-MT 6), 108 (EX 5), 156 (EX 5), 243 (EX 5), 247 (EX 5), 269 (NM 7), 270 (EX-MT 6), and 309 (NM 7). Missing the following cards for completion: #98, 151, 154, 158, 160, 164, 166-169, 173-176, 178, 179, 181-185, 187-190, 202, 203, 242, 257, 258, 260, and 288. 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. Overall a very attractive near-complete set, with only a few problem cards. This is the type of vintage set that to so many collectors represents the very best value. Total: 288 cards.  Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,320


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