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1954 Bowman Shoebox Collection (401 cards) Including Partial Set of 167/225
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,800
Presented is an outstanding original owner "shoebox" collection of 1954 Bowman consisting of 401 cards, highlighted by a partial set of 167 different cards (out of 225), including Mickey Mantle (three), Ted Williams (two), and several other key Hall of Famers. The #66 Ted Williams is the key card to the 1954 Bowman set and one of the legendary key cards among all postwar gum cards. The #66 Piersall is also included. Condition of this collection is 49% Ex (including some better), 44% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 7% lower. We have submitted five cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: six #1 Rizzuto (two Vg-Ex, Vg+, two Vg and Fr), three 6 Fox (two Vg-Ex+ and Vg-Ex), two 15 Ashburn (Ex and Vg+), 50 Kell (Ex-Mt), four 57 Wilhelm (three Ex and Vg-Ex+), 62 Slaughter (Vg), two 64 Mathews (Vg-Ex+ and Vg-Ex), three 65 Mantle (VG/EX+ 55, VG+ 45, and VG 40), two 66a Williams (VG/EX+ 55 and VG/EX 50), 66b Piersall (Gd), three 84 Doby (Ex+, Vg-Ex, Vg+), 95 Roberts (Ex), three 101 Larsen (Vg+, two Gd), two 110 Schoendienst (Ex+ and Ex), two 132 Feller (Ex-Mt and Ex), 145a Martin (Vg-Ex), 145b Martin (Vg+), and 177 Ford (Vg-Ex+). This is a very substantial collection of cards from this classic issue with several notable highlights. Total: 401 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $4,800
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