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1951 Bowman Complete Set (324)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,700
Extremely attractive mid-grade complete set of 1951 Bowman baseball cards. This classic 324-card set includes many Hall of Famers and stars, highlighted by the rookie cards of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. Condition of this set is 27% Ex (including 3% Ex-Mt), 16% Vg-Ex, 44% Vg, and 13% Gd. Many of the cards in this set that are graded Gd to Vg present as Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt but are downgraded due to a tiny spot of paper loss in the reverse top right corner, where it appears as though someone has scratched off tiny initials written in ink. Eight cards are professionally graded and encapsulated. Keys: #1 Ford RC (Vg), 2 Berra (EX 60), 3 Roberts (Ex), 7 Hodges (Gd+), 26 Rizzuto (SGC EX 60), 30 Feller (BVG EX-MT+ 6.5), 31 Campanella (SGC EX/NM 80), 32 Snider (PSA EX 5), 46 Kell (Vg+), 50 Mize (Gd), 53 Lemon (Vg), 58 Slaughter (Vg-Ex+), 78 Wynn (Gd+), 80 Reese (Gd+), 134 Spahn (Ex), 151 Doby (Vg-Ex), 165 Williams (PSA EX+ 5.5), 181 Stengel (Gd), 186 Ashburn (Vg), 198 Irvin RC (Ex), 232 Fox RC (Vg-Ex), 233 Durocher (Vg), 253 Mantle RC (PSA GOOD+ 2.5), and 305 Mays RC (SGC VG/EX 50). 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 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 $2,000++. SOLD FOR $5,700
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