1953 Bowman Baseball Color Complete Set (160) 
Lot Number 106
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/17/2008 10:00:00 
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Description

The Bowman Company of Philadelphia made a splash by issuing the first full-colored card in hobby history. This expensive series that was designed to keep up with the fledgling Topps and nearly drove Bowman to bankruptcy. Presented is a gorgeous 1953 Bowman Color complete set of (160) cards. This sharp group is led by a stunning cast of Hall of Famers and has an approximate condition breakdown of 20% (EX-MT or better), 20% (EX), 30% (VG-EX) and 30% (VG or lesser). Highlights include #9 Rizzuto (VG), #10 Ashburn (EX/EX-MT), #32 Musial (VG), #33 Reese (trim), #44 Bauer/Berra/Mantle (VG-EX), #46 Campanella (VG), #51 Irvin (EX/EX-MT), #59 Mantle (FR-GD), #61 Kell (trim), #81 Slaughter (VG), #92 Hodges (EX/EX-MT), #93 Rizzuto/Martin (EX), #97 Mathews (EX/EX-MT), #99 Spahn (VG), #114 Feller (GD), #117 Snider (trim), #118 B. Martin (VG), #121 Berra (EX) and #153 Ford (trim). This coveted set appears at the peak of presentation, despite nearly one-third of the cards revealing varying degrees of wax straining, a few examples of trimming and an instance of reverse coloring (Mantle). This difficult-to-complete set is an immediate collection cornerstone for the lucky winner. For a complete list of key cards, please visit our website.

#1 Da. Williams (VG), #9 Rizzuto (VG), #10 Ashburn (EX/EX-MT), #18 N. Fox (VG), #32 Musial (VG), #33 Reese (trim), #40 Doby (EX), #44 Bauer/Berra/Mantle (VG-EX), #46 Campanella (VG), #51 Irvin (EX/EX-MT), #55 Durocher (VG-EX), #57 Boudreau (GD-VG), #59 Mantle (GD), #61 Kell (trim), #62 Kluszewski (VG), #65 Roberts (GD-VG), #80 Kiner (GD-VG), #81 Slaughter (VG), #92 Hodges (EX/EX-MT), #93 Rizzuto/Martin (EX), #97 Mathews (EX/EX-MT), #99 Spahn (VG), #101 Schoendienst (GD), #114 Feller (GD), #117 Snider (trim), #118 B. Martin (VG), #121 Berra (EX), #146 Wynn (VG), #153 Ford (trim) and #160 Abrams (GD). 
 
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