(5) 1951 Bowman Baseball Uncut Double Printed Sheets 
Lot Number 855
 
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Pulled from the walls of a Philadelphia home is this group of (5) 1951 Bowman Baseball uncut double printed sheets. The majority of these blank-backed oddities exhibit the card reverses printed atop the player’s image on the front. On two of the sheets this process is repeated. Unless noted, each sheet shows moderate corner and edge wear along with unobtrusive creasing. Included sheets with approximate dimensions are 1.) 18-1/2 x 21-3/4” sheet of (63) cards featuring #s 214-252 with two front and back images of #232 N. Fox RC and #233 Durocher; 2.) 23x19 sheet of (66) cards with #s 217-246 with a pair of front and back images of #232 N. Fox RC and #233 Durocher. The front images are barren of player names, suggesting this sheet is missing some of the color processes; 3.) 25 x 34-1/2” sheet of (132) cards that exhibit double image-printed fronts and backs. Quadruple images which are visible upon close scrutiny include #122 Garagiola, #134 Spahn, #151 Doby, and #165 T. Williams; 4.) 31 x 35-1/4” sheet of (170) cards which portrays double image-printed fronts and backs. Images visible upon close scrutiny include four portrayals of #151 Doby and #165 T. Williams. Multiple reverse images from the higher series of #232 N. Fox RC and #233 Durocher are also apparent. The sheet suffers from a 7” tear, moderate creasing, ink smearing and print wheel abrasions; 5.) 38x52 sheet of (282) cards featuring #s 214-244 with four front and back images of #232 N. Fox RC and #233 Durocher. The front images are barren of player names, suggesting this sheet is missing some of the color processes. The sheet reveals moderate water damage and multiple edge tears around the sheet. The blank back reads in black pencil "Load #12, Series 7, Y + B". These printing press survivors are an interesting glimpse into the production process of the baseball trading card during the early 1950s.  
 
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Ted Williams/Larry Doby close-up on sheet with (170) cards
Ted Williams/Larry Doby close-up on sheet with (170) cards
 
Nellie Fox RC/Leo Durocher close-up on sheet with (63) cards
Nellie Fox RC/Leo Durocher close-up on sheet with (63) cards
 
Warren Spahn/Bobby Thomson close-up on sheet with (132) cards
Warren Spahn/Bobby Thomson close-up on sheet with (132) cards
 
Photo of large uncut sheet with (282) cards
Photo of large uncut sheet with (282) cards
 
Photo of uncut sheet with (66) cards
Photo of uncut sheet with (66) cards
 
Photo of uncut sheet with (63) cards
Photo of uncut sheet with (63) cards
 
Photo of uncut sheet with (170) cards
Photo of uncut sheet with (170) cards
 
Photo of uncut sheet with (132) cards
Photo of uncut sheet with (132) cards