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Lot # 1273 (1273 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1949 to 1954 Bowman Autographed-Card Collection (202 Cards)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $4,500

Collection of 202 signed baseball cards from various Bowman issues dating from 1949 to 1954. The nine Hall of Fame players represented in the collection are Kiner, Kell, Lemon, Snider (twice, two different issues), Doby (twice, same issue), Stengel (twice, two different issues), Durocher, Harris, and Frisch. Notable players include Joe Page, Charlie Keller, Johnny Lindell, Billy Cox, Ken Keltner, Randy Gumpert, Johnny Hopp, Virgil Trucks, Mel Parnell, Don Newcombe, Vic Raschi, Russ Meyer, Andy Pafko, Curt Simmons, Bobby Thomson, Ted Kluszewski, Mike Garcia, Vic Wertz, Paul Richards, Eddie Lopat, Gene Woodling, Pete Reiser, Carl Erskine, Danny Murtaugh, Jimmy Piersall, Al Rosen, Walt Dropo, and Billy Pierce. All of the cards have been signed on the front (in a variety of inks, including Sharpie), with the exception of Aaron Robinson (1951 Bowman #142), which has a cut signature affixed to the front of the card. Signatures range from "5" to "10," averaging "9." A few of the cards include personalized inscriptions. A few duplicates are included, as noted. Cards range from Poor to Excellent, with the vast majority grading either Vg or Vg-Ex. The cards featured in this collection, with the number for each (if more than one) noted in parentheses, are as follows:

1) 1949 Bowman (7 cards): #82 (2), 90, 99 (2), 107, and 134.

2) 1950 Bowman (38 cards): #1, 4, 33 Kiner, 66, 73, 87, 91, 96, 97, 122, 140, 153, 176, 181, 183, 184 (3), 185, 186, 192 (2), 194, 197, 199, 201, 206 (2), 209, 211, 212, 214 (2), 227, 236, 238, and 245 (2).

3) 1951 Bowman (127 cards): 6 Newcombe, 18, 19, 22, 25, 29, 32 Snider, 35, 44, 46 Kell, 48 (2), 49, 53 Lemon, 63, 64, 68, 71, 72, 75 (2), 76, 82, 87, 88, 91, 94 (3), 96, 97, 98, 103, 105 (2), 106, 108 (2), 111, 117, 122, 123, 126, 129 (2), 130 (2), 139, 142, 143 Kluszewski (2), 146, 147, 150, 151 Doby (2), 152, 154, 155 (2), 157 (2), 158, 159, 161, 162, 166, 170, 175, 176, 177, 178, 181 Stengel, 182, 185 (2), 194, 195, 197, 200, 204, 208 (3), 212 (2), 213, 214, 215, 216, 217 (2), 218, 219, 220, 224, 226, 228, 231, 233 Durocher, 236, 238, 246, 256, 260, 261, 267, 268 (2), 273, 275 Harris, 277, 282 Frisch, 289, 294, 299, 301, 302, 303, 304, 306, 307, 308, 310, 318 (2), and 322.

4) 1952 Bowman (14 cards): #55, 102,111, 113, 116 Snider, 151, 164, 197, 198, 211, 216, 217 Stengel, 236 and 242. 5) 1954 Bowman (16 cards): #7, 28, 29 (3), 37, 43, 54, 86, 102, 107, 112, 115, 119, 186, and 227. Total: 202 signed cards. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $4,500


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