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1955 Bowman Complete Set (320) Plus Three Variations
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $2,700
8% Nr/Mt, 60% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 15% Vg to Vg-Ex, 17% lesser (mostly all downgraded due to minor writing on backs, and which otherwise are Ex or better). Complete set of 320 1955 Bowman cards highlighted by many Hall of Famers, including Mantle, Aaron, Mays, Kaline, and Banks, as well as three of the six variation cards (#48, 101, 157) for a total 323 cards. Missing only three variations (#132, 195, 204) for a complete master set. The 1955 Bowman cards (Bowman's final baseball-card issue) have always been very popular due to their classic "television" style and inclusion of so many stars. The flush-to-the-border wood-grain design of this issue makes them very susceptible to corner and edge wear, and naturally difficult to assemble as a complete set in high grade. We have selected three cards to be graded by PSA and two were already graded by PSA when consigned to us. Keys: #1 Wilhelm (Vg-Ex), 10 Rizzuto (Ex-Mt), 22 Campanella (PSA EX 5), 23 Kaline (PSA EX 5), 33 Fox (Vg-Ex), 37 Reese (Vg), 38 Wynn (Vg-Ex), 59 Ford (PSA VG 3), 60 Slaughter (Ex+), 65 Zimmer RC (Ex), 68 Howard RC (Vg-Ex), 103 Mathews (Nr/Mt), 130 Ashburn (Ex, miscut on back), 134 Feller (Ex, miscut on back), 158 Hodges (Nr/Mt), 168 Berra (Nr/Mt), 171 Roberts (Ex), 179 Aaron (PSA EX 5), 184 Mays (slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt), 191 Lemon (Vg-Ex), 197 Kiner (Ex, ink on back), 202 Mantle (PSA EX-MT 6 [MC]), 213 Kell (Ex, no top border), and 242 Banks (Vg-Ex). This is the type of vintage set that to so many collectors represents the very best value. Total: 323 cards (set of 320 cards plus three variations). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,700
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