August 3, 2017: Sports & Americana Auction
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Offered here is an absolutely wonderful example of arguably the most important baseball issue from the Bowman company, the 1953 issue that features spectacular color photos on the front unmolested by any text or even graphic elements. This offering is in an overall condition a bit better than this classic set is typically encountered in older accumulations, essentially Very Good to Ex-Mt, with a nice consistent look and presentation and 17 cards slabbed and graded. With most of the keys included in that grouping of 15 of 17 cards slabbed by PSA, the cards offer a nice glimpse in the broader overall range. For the unslabbed cards, It comes out to roughly 17 percent Ex-Mt, 22 percent Excellent, 38 percent Very Good to Excellent and 25 percent Very Good. The 17 slabbed cards: No. 24 – PSA 6, No. 32 Musial – PSA 1.5, No. 33 Reese – PSA 3.5, No. 44 Bauer/Berra/Mantle – PSA 5, No. 46 Campanella – PSA 2, No. 59 Mantle – GAI 4, No. 92 Hodges – PSA 3, No. 93 Rizzuto/Martin – PSA 4, No. 97 Mathews – PSA 2.5, No. 99 Spahn – PSA 3, No. 114 Feller – PSA 2.5, No. 117 Snider – PSA 4, No. 118 Martin – PSA 3, No. 121 Berra – PSA 3.5, No. 128 – PSA 4, No. 142 – GAI 5.5, No. 153 Ford – PSA 4. The breakdown - Ex-Mt (17): No. 8, 15, 21, 24 – PSA 6, 36 o/c, 37 o/c, 38 o/c, 41, 47 o/c, 53, 58 o/c, 69 o/c, 70, 74 o/c, 91 o/c, 110 o/c and 144 o/c; Excellent (33): No. 6, 11, 23, 26, 27, 39 o/c, 45, 48 o/c, 51 Irvin, 57 Boudreau, 64 o/c, 66 m/c, 73, 79 o/c, 81 o/c, 88, 94, 96, 101 Schoendienst o/c, 104, 106, 108, 115, 122 o/c, 127 o/c, 129, 130, 132 o/c, 137, 142 – GAI 5.5, 145 o/c, 156 o/c and 157 o/c; VG-Ex (56): No. 1, 7, 10 Ashburn, 13, 16, 17, 19, 25, 29, 31, 34, 40 Doby, 42, 49, 52, 54, 55 Durocher, 56, 59 Mantle – GAI 4, 60, 61, 65 Roberts, 67, 68, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 83, 86, 87, 89, 90, 95, 98, 103, 105, 109, 112, 113, 116, 120, 124, 125, 128 – PSA 4, 131, 133, 134, 138, 141, 143, 148, 149, 155 and 159; Very Good (37): No. 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 Rizzuto, 12, 14, 18 Fox, 22, 28, 30, 35, 50, 62, 63, 72, 80 Kiner, 84, 85, 100, 102, 107, 111, 119, 123, 126, 136, 139, 140, 146 Wynn, 147, 150, 151, 152, 154, 158 and 160; Good: No. 43; Fair (3): No. 20, 82 and 135. The lot also includes a fun additional piece, the three-card 1953 Bowman Color reprints of Musial, Campanella and Berra, that was inserted in the June 1986 issue of Baseball Cards Magazine (Nr-Mt).
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1953 Bowman Baseball Color Complete Set (160)
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Minimum Bid: $400
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,014
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

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