Lot # 125: 1951 BOWMAN BASEBALL COMPLETE SET OF 324 (EX-MT OVERALL AVG.) - MANTLE #253 PSA VG 3 AND MAYS #305 PSA VG-EX 4

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Item was in Auction "Winter Premier Auction 2017",
which ran from 1/4/2017 1:00 PM to
1/21/2017 8:00 PM



Bowman's prestiged 1951 set was its largest ever featuring a total of 324 players. Most of the 324 cards were oriented with vertical portraits recreated as color artwork from photographs, and 39 cards used a horizontal (landscape) orientation. This complete 1951 Bowman Baseball set of 324 cards is in mostly EX-MT condition with some better and some worse. Overall, most cards are well-centered for the issue, and some have very light typical wax staining. The ever-important #253 Mickey Mantle and #305 Willie Mays rookies are the only PSA graded cards in this set. All others are ungraded. Outstanding complete set example for the hobby to enjoy!

#253 Mickey Mantle RC (HOF): Graded PSA VG 3. Visible print line on front. Corners EX. Colors still vibrant, with slightly off-white panels. Centered left to right, off-center top to bottom. Fairly clean back with two wax spot stains.

#305 Willie Mays RC (HOF): Graded PSA VG-EX 4. Visible print line on front. Corners EX. Colors quite vibrant, with mostly snow white panels. Slightly off-center both left to right, and top to bottom.  Mostly clean back with two wax spot stains.

Other key cards are #1 Ford (HOF) VG+ *Staining on back, #2 Berra (HOF) VG-EX, #3 Roberts (HOF) EX, #26 Rizzuto (HOF) EX-MT, #30 Feller (HOF) EX, #31 Campanella (HOF) EX/MT+, #32 Snider (HOF) EX/EX+, #80 Reese (HOF) VG-EX *Hairline creasing on front, #134 Spahn NM, #Williams (HOF) EX-MT, #181 Stengel EX, #198 Irvin RC (HOF) EX-MT, #232 Fox RC (HOF) OC EX-MT.