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Lot # 899 (899 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1949 to 1955 Bowman Shoebox Collection (785) Including 42 Hall of Famers

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,400

Presented is a substantial shoebox collection of 785 cards from six different Bowman baseball-card sets spanning the years 1949 to 1955. This collection is highlighted by forty-two Hall of Famers, including Yogi Berra, Al Kaline, Bob Feller, and Warren Spahn. A total of eighty-three cards are professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1949 Bowman (46 cards): Overall condition is Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex), with a few lesser. Twenty cards are graded by PSA (except for six SCD). Keys: #24 Musial (SCD GOOD 2), 27 Feller (color added, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 33 Spahn (Vg-Ex), 46 Roberts RC (SCD EX 5), and 85a Mize (SCD VG/EX 4). Other Graded Cards: One EX+ 5.5: #239 (SCD EX+ 5.5). Three EX 5: #126a and two 139. One VG-EX+ 4.5: #131. Six VG-EX 4: #109a, 117 (SCD VG/EX 4), 125, 131, and two 139. One VG+ 3.5: #125. Three VG 3: #105, 135, and 237 (SCD VG 3). One GOOD 2: #107. One POOR 1: #142. 2) 1951 Bowman (422 cards): Overall condition is 60% Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex) and 40% lesser. Eight cards are graded by PSA. Keys: Four #30 Feller (EX 5, Vg, FAIR 1.5, and Pr/Fr), three 53 Lemon (all Vg), 58 Slaughter (Vg), 78 Wynn (Gd), 80 Reese (Gd), 151 Doby (VG-EX 4), two 165 Williams (VG 3 [MC] and GOOD 2), 232 Fox RC (Vg), and two B. Harris (VG-EX 4 and Vg). Other Graded Cards: Two VG-EX 4: #150 and 238. 3) 1952 Bowman (61 cards): Overall condition is Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex), with a few Gd/Vg. Thirteen cards are graded by PSA. Keys: #4 Roberts (EX 5), 8 Reese (EX 5 [MC]), two 11 Kiner (VG-EX 4 and Ex), 43 Feller (VG 3), and two 52 Rizzuto (VG-EX 4 and VG 3). Other Graded Cards: Two EX 5: #27 (MK) and 96. Three VG-EX 4: #5, 27, and 237. One VG 3: #64. One GOOD 2: #31. 4) 1953 Bowman Color (45 cards): Overall condition is 65% Vg to Vg-Ex and 35% lesser. Four cards are graded by PSA. Keys: Three #18 Fox (VG-EX 4 [MC], Gd, and Fr) and 57 Boudreau (Pr/Fr). Other Graded Cards: One EX 5: #48. Two VG-EX 4: #24 and 48. 5) 1954 Bowman (113 cards): Overall condition is 60% Vg-Ex to Ex and 40% lesser. Twenty-seven cards are graded by PSA. Keys: #6 Fox (VG-EX 4), 57 Wilhelm (VG 3), 89 Mays (GOOD 2), 110 Schoendienst (VG-EX 4), 161 Berra (VG-EX 4), 164 Wynn (EX 5), and two 170 Snider (VG-EX 4 and VG 3). Other Graded Cards: Four EX-MT 6: #36, 40, 100, and 172. Eight EX 5: #37, 39, 74, 99b, 102, 171, and two 173. Six VG-EX 4: #74, 99b, 101, 109, 112, and 125. One GOOD 2: #152. 6) 1955 Bowman (98 cards): Overall condition is 65% Vg-Ex to Ex (including some Ex-Mt) and 35% lesser. Eleven cards are graded by PSA. Keys: #23 Kaline (VG-EX 4) and 191 Lemon (VG 3). Other Graded Cards: One EX-MT 6: #281 (MC). Two EX 5: #214 and 309. One VG-EX+ 4.5: #301. Three VG-EX 4: #170, 281, and 311. One VG+ 3.5: #301. One VG 3: #302 (MK). This is a very sizable collection of cards, with many highlights, from these classic Bowman issues. Total: 785 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,400


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