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1951 to 1955 Bowman Shoebox Collection (715 Cards)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $5,100
Presented is a sizable shoebox collection of 715 Bowman cards from four classic 1950s card sets. This collection is highlighted by more than fifty Hall of Famers, including Bob Feller, Roy Campanella, and Pee Wee Reese. 1) 1951 Bowman (177 cards): 25% Nr/Mt, 52% Ex to Ex-Mt, 12% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 11% lower (including eleven with a slight trim and one altered). Keys: #30 Feller (Vg), 32 Snider (Vg), two 46 Kell (Nr/Mt and Vg-Ex), 50 Mize (Ex-Mt+), 53 Wynn (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 62 Boudreau (slight trim, otherwise Vg), two 78 Wynn (both Ex), two 143 Kluszewski (Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex+), two 151 Doby (Ex-Mt+ and Ex+), 198 Irvin RC (Vg-Ex+), 254 Jensen RC (Ex), and three 275 Harris (Ex, Vg-Ex, and Vg). 2) 1953 Bowman Color (118 cards): 86% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a couple higher) and 14% lower (including a couple which measure small, five with a slight trim, and one altered). Keys: Three #18 Fox (Ex-Mt+, Ex, and possible slight trim, otherwise Ex), three 62 Kluszewski (Ex-Mt and two Ex), 65 Roberts (Vg-Ex+), and 143 Lopez (possible slight trim, otherwise Ex). 3) 1954 Bowman (215 cards): 71% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few higher) and 29% Vg to Vg-Ex (including six lower and two altered). Keys: Two #6 Fox (Ex+ and Vg), 45 Kiner (next card showing, otherwise Ex), 50 Kell (Ex), two 84 Doby (Ex and Vg+), 90 Campanella (Vg), 95 Roberts (Ex), two 132 Feller (Ex and Gd+), two 154 Newcombe (both erased right borders, otherwise Ex-Mt), and two 196 Lemon (Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex+). 4) 1955 Bowman (205 cards): 65% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few higher), 30% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 5% lower (including a couple which measure small). Keys: Three #1 Wilhelm (Ex; no top border, otherwise Ex; and measures small, otherwise Vg), 10 Rizzuto (Vg-Ex), 22 Campanella (Vg-Ex+), three 29 Schoendienst (Ex-Mt, Vg-Ex+, and Gd+), two 33 Fox (Ex-Mt and Ex), 37 Reese (Ex+), three 38 Wynn (Ex; 10/90 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt; and Vg+), 60 Slaughter (Ex), 68 Howard RC (pencil mark on back, otherwise Ex+), 130 Ashburn (2/98 T/B, otherwise Ex), 134 Feller (Vg-Ex+), 191 Lemon (Ex+), and two 213 Kell (both Ex+). This is a very substantial collection of cards, with many notable highlights, from these extremely popular 1950s Bowman sets! Total: 715 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $5,100
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