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1951 Bowman Near-Complete Set (320/324)
Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,800
Midgrade near-complete set consisting of 320 different (of 324) 1951 Bowman baseball cards, highlighted by many Hall of Famers and stars. Missing the following four cards for completion: #253 Mantle RC, 305 Mays RC, 307 Masterson, and 315 Taylor. Condition is 8% Ex-Mt, 48% Vg-Ex to Ex, 25% Vg, and 19% lesser. Keys: #1 Ford RC (Fr), 2 Berra (Fr), 3 Roberts (Gd), 7 Hodges (Ex), 10 Schoendienst (Vg-Ex+), 26 Rizzuto (SGC VG 40), 30 Feller (Gd), 31 Campanella (Fr), 32 Snider (ink mark on back, otherwise Vg), 46 Kell (Ex), 50 Mize (Vg), 53 Lemon (Vg+), 58 Slaughter (Fr), 62 Boudreau (Gd), 78 Wynn (Vg+), 80 Reese (Vg), 134 Spahn (Vg), 143 Kluszewski (Ex), 151 Doby (Gd), 165 Williams (Pr), 181 Stengel (Vg+), 186 Ashburn (Ex), 198 Irvin RC (pencil mark on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 232 Fox RC (Vg+), 233 Durocher (Vg), 275 Harris (Ex-Mt), 282 Frisch (Gd+), 290 Dickey (Vg-Ex), 295 Lopez (Vg-Ex), 323 Adcock RC (Vg-Ex), and 324 Pramesa RC (Vg+). 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 attractive near-complete set which offers an outstanding collecting value, and a rarely offered, relatively affordable alternative to a higher-grade set of this classic early 1950s Bowman issue. Total: 320 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,800
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